Now–In Living Color!

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Work continued on the jet's paint job on Tuesday--and a long day it was. The detailed layout was completed the day before, so it...

Composite Helicopters International Shows Flying Prototype at Oshksoh

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Modeled after the efficient shape of a Great White Shark, the KC-518, destined to become the world's first all-composite, monocoque turbine helicopter kit is...

Commentary: New Kitbuilt Rules-Punish Everyone .

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The FAA, in its revised Advisory Circulars that govern the licensing of Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft, has taken an aggressive, broad-brush approach to stopping excessive commercial assistance in kitbuilt aircraft. An advisory panel was formed last year, and the initial findings were published in February, with the draft of revised rulemaking supposed to appear this spring. In fact, the draft of the new rules appeared in the middle of July, with a substantially shorter comment period than…

EAA AirVenture Homebuilt Volunteers BBQ

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It takes nearly 400 volunteers to make the homebuilt portion of AirVenture move along smoothly and there is little chance to formally organize the...

Simple Log Celebrates 5th Anniversary

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ExperCraft's Simple Log has been providing aircraft builders and restorers a valuable resource for tracking and sharing projects online since its release in November 2004.

AirVenture Revival Arrival

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This year’s VFR Arrival Procedures were justly revised, although not confusingly so, after 2019’s Black Sunday debacle when two day’s worth of airplanes tried...

Random Reno Notes

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As we await the Unlimited Gold final--which might as well be a private duel between Strega and Voodoo--there is a minute to scratch out...

Vx Aviation Announces Avionics Prototyping Board, Buffer

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Vx Aviation has introduced its PROTONTM-225A general-purpose prototyping device, with PIC microcontroller, designed specifically for use in Experimental aircraft. Some examples of PROTON-225A device applications...

CarbonCub NX Flight Review

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KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook flies the powerful but easy-flying NXCub with CubCrafters' Brad Damm.

Working the Weather

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So here we sit in a suburb of Oshkosh on Wednesday evening, “working the weather.” That’s a term we used to use in the...

In Case You Missed it

The Garage Mahal

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If the RV-7 turns out half as well as the workshop in which it is being built, itll be a winner. By Matt Johnson.

Checkpoints

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Working the system.

What’s New

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A glare shield for Garmin GPS units; Sportair USAs certified pre-owned LSA program; quick reference for aera and AV8OR Ace; Better Half VW announces Legal Eagle XL. Edited by Mary Bernard.

Misplaced Confidence

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Advice from a kit manufacturers technical support manager.