Kitplanes Flies the New RV-12iS!

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Kitplanes was there for the first flight of the new RV-12iS in early July, and we were given a chance to evaluate the kit and aircraft improvements with a flight soon after. The new RV-12iS showcases its new engine - and many more detailed refinements that make this a capable, comfortable airplane.

If Maverick And Penny Benjamin Had a Baby

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AirVenture in the one place on planet earth where more aviation innovation is exposed to humanity in a single week than any other time...

SnF Postcards: AirCam and T-35

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  The sun is warm and the colorful aircraft at Sun 'n Fun make for great postcards. But don't mess with Lockwood's latest AirCam... It'll...

Garmin Introduces GPSMAP 495

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Two weeks before Sun N Fun, Garmin has introduced a new model to its portable GPS lineup, the GPSMAP495. While rumors have been circulating for some time that a successor to the popular 496 was about to be released-with the most common belief that it would have a different form factor than the -96 series and a touch screen-the 495 is more of an addition to the middle of the line rather than an expansion…

Terrafugia’s Transition Files Folding Wing Patent Application Filed

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Anna Mracek Dietrich, COO of roadable vehicle developer Terrafugia, has exciting news for this show. Just before the start of the 2008 EAA AirVenture she finished filing the paperwork for two patents on the electronic folding wing technology that is key to the usefulness and marketability of the company's Transition roadable aircraft (just don't call it a flying car!).…

Kannad Announces 406 MHz ELT

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Kannad Aviation has said that it is launching a new generation emergency locator transmitter (ELT), the INTEGRA 406 GPS ELT. The INTEGRA operates on the...

Community Gatherings

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Hundreds of sub-groups within the aviation community take advantage of Oshkosh to meet face-to-face. It's fun to move from an internet avatar to meeting...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal Day 5

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Even in everyday life, living in a comfortable home, sleeping can be an issue for an old fat guy like myself. Physiologists tell us...

Reducing Loss of Control Accidents

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Risk Management is an important topic within the EAA, especially when you consider that loss of control accidents are the biggest killer of pilots...

Garmin Introduces Electronic Stability to Flight Deck

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Garmin announced that it is developing a new stability augmentation system called Garmin Electronic Stability and Protection (Garmin ESP) system, which is electronic monitoring...

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The Home Machinist

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Phillips? Flat head? Double blade? Bob Fritz clears up questions you didn't even know you had about screwdrivers. When you're building a plane, the right tool for the right job (and right space) really does matter.

Archive: August 2014

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As our industry continues to mature and anniversaries come hurtling at us, it’s worth...

2018 Engine Buyer’s Guide

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Engine Beat

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The Rotax 912 engine has become ubiquitous in homebuilt aviation, and now a company has found a way to improve its fuel efficiency. By Steve Ells.