Friday is the New Saturday

It's a natural evolutionary process—when an event gets big enough, the opening day becomes crowded. So those that don’t like the crowds start coming...
Planning for the trip to Oshkosh.

Out of Practice?

It is traditional for aviation bloggers and journalists to remind folks - in the weeks leading up to Oshkosh - to review the NOTAM...

The Valkyrie’s Song

Two thousand hours is just a round number really—it has no intrinsic mechanical meaning. But it's a milestone.

Wittman. Field. Video.

If it was strange for you to stay home, it was equally strange to be nearly the only person there.

The Test Pilot’s Role

I was reading a discussion on an internet forum dedicated to experimental aviation the other day, and the topic was gross weight. Someone was...

What Do I Call It?

According to all of the Facebook reminders popping up on my feed, its been almost exactly two years since I did the first flight...

There Are Always Alternatives

My recent Kneeboard Note on drilling bolts to create lighter weights for prop balancing generated a fair number of responses - all the way...

Hollow Bolts for Propeller Balancing

Lighten the steel bolts for dynamic propeller balancing.
Hartzell 3-blade Explorer propeller

Another Week, Another Prop

This week, we’re flying the new “Explorer” three-blade composite prop from Hartzell on our RV-8.

Titan IO-340 Engine Unboxing

Ever wonder what it's like to get a factory-fresh engine delivered? Is there fanfare and a marching band? No. But it's still exciting. KITPLANES...

In Case You Missed it

Stressing Structure


Sizing an Avionics Cooling Fan

How much is enough?

25th Anniversary: Change Is Good

At AirVenture 2009, Amy Laboda took the opportunity to talk with 12 key innovators in the world of Experimental aviation, with one question in mind: What do you think has been the most significant change in homebuilding aircraft in the past 25 years?

Europa Returns!

Europa Aircraft is gearing up for the future with new leadership, a larger, more sophisticated manufacturing facility, and a sales force on the move.