eXenos Motor/Battery Mounts Now Available

Sonex announced that motor/battery mounts are now available to order for the Xenos Motorglider Zaero Electric Propulsion package. Developed by Gabriel DeVault, the installation...

2022 One Week Wonder Completes First Flight

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) 2022 One Week Wonder has successfully completed its first flight. The aircraft, a Sonex Waiex-B, was built entirely during...

If Maverick And Penny Benjamin Had a Baby

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

Reno Looking Good

Got post-AirVenture depression? Fear not, pylon racing at Reno is right around the corner and the entry list has just been posted by the...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal – Oshkosh 2022 Edition – Final

The final day of AirVenture is always a little melancholic. You have had so much fun and excitement that part of you does not...

AirVenture Posts Record Attendance

Everyone assumed that 2021, the first year back from a pandemic-canceled event in 2020, would be the high-water mark for AirVenture, but that’s not...

One Week Wonder—That’s a Wrap!

With one second remaining on the clock, the Sonex One Week Wonder was still one hour from having a functioning nervous system. Deadlines. Who...

Saying Goodbye

For those of us afflicted with Vascular Avgaseritis, AirVenture is a near spiritual experience. The collective aura of tens of thousands of our own...
video

ForeFlight Sentry Plus

At AirVenture 2022 at Oshkosh, ForeFlight was showing a new portable ADS-B receiver called the Sentry Plus, which has decent battery life and better...
video

Continental Increases R&D Budget, Plans to Reduce Lead Times

KITPLANES caught up with Continental Aerospace Technologies' CEO Karen Hong at AirVenture 2022. She told us that the company has increased its R&D budget...

In Case You Missed it

The Home Machinist

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.

So You’d Like to Go Faster

Secrets for reducing drag, part 2.

Wind Tunnel

Airplanes are surprisingly flexible, and changes in their shape can affect aerodynamic characteristics. Barnaby Wainfan explains how the two are coupled.

Celebrating the RV-6

This month, along with the EAA, we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the...