January 2022

On the cover: Since its first flight in 1986, Paul Cox has logged more than 3300 hours in N80PC, his second plans-built Mustang II. Photographed by Richard VanderMeulen. Table of contents A Tale of Two Mustangs: Paul Cox has 47 years and 4300 hours in the Mustang II. Prop Job: Building a one-of-a-kind four-blade propeller […]

December 2021

On the cover: Paul Dye flies Mike Lemons’ American Legend MOAC—the “Mother of All Cubs.” Photographed near Wautoma, Wisconsin, by Richard VanderMeulen. Table od contents Homebuilt Aircraft Directory: If it’s out there, it’s in here! MOAC: American Legend builds the “Mother of All Cubs.” Avionics Boot Camp—Garmin Smart Glide: New software that’s an extra layer […]

November 2021

On the cover: Mark Easton, Greg Hughes and Alex Easton explore the beautiful Oregon coast in Mark’s extremely well-equipped RV-10. Photographed by Jon Bliss. Table of contents The Modern RV-10: A well-modded RV-10 points to the state of the art in homebuilt four-placers. Buying Used—Van’s RV-10: On a scale of 1–10, most owners rate it […]
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October 2021

Table of contents Star Bird! Luxury and efficiency join elegantly in this unique blend of twin engines and canard airframe. Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 11—The last 90%. The Tale of the Tundra: The difficult truth of being an early adopter. Easy Slider: Building a one-piece fiberglass canopy skirt and windshield fairing isn’t […]

September 2021

Table of contents Ryan ST Reimagined: Timber Tiger Aircraft’s ST-L brings modern technology to a classic design. Buying Used—Zenith STOL CH 701: For 35 years, the “Sky Jeep” has soldiered on. Shining a Light on DarkAero: Ryley, Keegan and River Karl provide a behind-the-scenes view of the DarkAero 1. Avionics Boot Camp: Troubleshooting 102—EFIS calibration […]

August 2021

On the cover: Bob Mackey flies Gabriel DeVault’s electric Xenos, which is powered by a Zero motorcycle drivetrain. Photographed near Hollister, California, by Marc Cook. Table of contents Electrified: The electric Xenos—two seats, long wings, inexpensive fun! Batteries Included: Before the eXenos, Gabriel DeVault’s first electric aircraft was the eGull. A Verna-What? Understanding your engine’s […]

July 2021

On the cover: While testing two of the latest three-blade composite props, Paul Dye photographed his RV-8 with a Hartzell Explorer and Whirl Wind WW-300 on the nose. Table of contents Three Vs. Three: A rare chance to get solid numbers on two new-generation composite props. One Piece at a Time: Les Krumel invested 22 […]

June 2021

On the cover: Too much fun! Joe Norris enjoys a flight in Sonex Aircraft’s turbocharged Waiex-B prototype. Photographed near Oshkosh, Wisconsin, by Mariano Rosales. Table of contents Buying Used—Sonex and Waiex: What you need to know when shopping for these Sonex Aircraft models. Return to Flight: A GlaStar’s Titan IO-340’s tale of tweaks and temptations. […]

May 2021

On the cover: Photo illustration by Dan Maher. Clockwise from top: Van’s RV-14, Steen Skybolt, Zenith STOL CH 750, Kitfox S7 STI, Sonex Waiex-B, Spectre Radial Rocket RG. Background photo from Shutterstock. Table of contents The Future of Homebuilding Industry: What the makers say. Engines: Here today, here tomorrow. Avionics: No giant leaps. Builders: Follow […]
Kitplanes May 2021

April 2021

On the cover: Photographer Julia Apfelbaum captured Allen Floyd’s Long-EZ over the foothills near Boulder, Colorado. Piloting the photo ship was Jonathan Apfelbaum. Table of contents It Don’t Come Easy: After 13 years, Allen Floyd builds a Grand Champion Long-EZ Powering a Mystery: Lockheed Conestoga/Kudu+ Chevy V-8 = StarMaster. Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: […]

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