AKIA Advisory Board Gains New Members

The Aircraft Kit Industry Association (AKIA) was formed this past summer to provide corporations with a vested interest in homebuilding an opportunity to speak...

From the Horse's Mouth: The FAA Won't Re-Evaluate Kits on the...

I mentioned that the FAA had announced at Sun 'n Fun that it would not re-evaluate kits that are currently on the approved list....

Rainy Tuesday Morning

“It’s EAA!” Exclaimed the Oshkosh local at the gate as an affirmation that rain and AirVenture are inherently intertwined. (Have you ever noticed that...

sdplanes USA Announces minisport Aircraft Kits

sdplanes USA is showcasing the sd-1 minisport single-seat sport plane as built by sdplanes USA owner John Vining. This airplane is classified as Experimental/Amateur-Built...

Old Friend – New Look!

Back in 2014, we got a chance to fly "Last Lap Player", a Cassutt 111M owned by Creighton King, owner of the rights to...

Friday Sport Gold Scene

We can get used to this. In today’s Sport Gold heat there was another near wing to wing run by the front runners. Andrew...

Homebuilts Well Represented at Pylon Racing School!

Reno's Stead Field, home of the National Championship Air Races every September, is alive with the sounds of fast airplanes this week as the...

Cook’s Tour: Oshkosh Again

Veteran journalist LeRoy Cook shares his thoughts on the first day of AirVenture.

NavWorx Adds Wi-Fi Support to WxBox

NavWorx, Inc. announced the addition of Wi-Fi support to its line of ADS-B receivers, enabling greater connectivity with a variety of display devices including...

Everyone Maydays Once

Around the RARA pits, one often hears the racers consoling one another by saying, “Everyone maydays once if you do this very long,” and...

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

In order to bank the airplane and execute a turn properly, adverse yaw must be countered or eliminate altogether. The discussion of how to do this includes rudder control, aileron-rudder interconnects, directional stability, differential ailerons, aileron drag and the use of spoilers;

KitStuff

In many ways, Robrucha’s cartoons are as much a part of KITPLANES® as the...

Experimental or Certified

Which one will work for you? By Gary Jones.

Maintenance Matters

Safety wire and cotter pins.