On the cover: Steve Henry’s heavily modified Just Highlander, Yee Haw 7, is a top performer in the STOL Drag racing world. Photographed by Leonardo Correa Luna. Table of contents Fly It Like You STOL It! With 300 hp, Steve Henry’s incredible Just Highlander is too much fun! Velocity U: You could probably figure out how […]

September 2020

On the cover: Steve Henry’s heavily modified Just Highlander, Yee Haw 7, is a top performer in the STOL Drag racing world. Photographed by Leonardo Correa Luna. Table of contents Fly It Like You STOL It! With 300 hp, Steve Henry’s incredible Just Highlander is too much fun! Velocity U: You could probably figure out how […]
Kitplanes July 2020

August 2020

On the cover: Paul Dye pilots Valkyrie, his RV-8, near Hilltop Lakes, Texas. Photographed from the back seat of Danny King’s RV-8, Beautiful Doll, by Doug Reeves. Table of contents How the RV-8 Came to Be: Richard VanGrunsven designed an aerobatic tandem sport plane that’s also a great traveling machine. Building and Flying an RV-8: […]
Kitplanes July 2020

July 2020

On the cover: six kits for under $25,000. (Clockwise from upper left) Hummel H5, Van’s RV-4, Fisher Dakota Hawk, Aeromarine Merlin, Zenith CH 650 and Airdrome Aeroplanes Sopwith Camel. Table of contents 17 Kits for Under $25K: Building economically can be done, but you’re going to be part of the cost savings. Retirement Project: A […]
Kitplanes June 2020

June 2020

On the cover: John McBean, president of Kitfox Aircraft, enjoys a flight in an S7 Super Sport on a near-perfect Idaho day. Photographed by Richard VanderMeulen. Table of Contents Checkered Past: Building the Bearcoupe from 3D plans. Backcountry Cruzer: Gary Motley makes the most of the Zenith CH 750’s performance spectrum. Buying Used—Kitfox: Always in […]
Kitplanes May 2020

May 2020

On the cover: Erik Johnston photographed Ray Waton’s Murphy Bull Moose in Eastern Washington state. Its V-8 installation looks almost like a turbine! Table of contents: Meet the Bull Moose: All Moose‭, ‬no bull‮—‬a throaty American V-8‭ ‬motivates this outsized Canadian bushplane‭. ‬ Turbine Temptation—Into the Air: No parts left‮—‬let’s fly‭! ‬By Paul Dye‭.‬ Let […]
Kitplanes April 2020

April 2020

On the cover: Scott McDaniels pilots his RV-6A near the Van’s Aircraft factory in Oregon. Scott—who works at Van’s in the company’s prototype shop—carefully rebuilt the airplane, which he acquired after it had been damaged. Photographed by Ed Hicks near Portland, Oregon.

March 2020

On the cover: Paul Dye and Nick Otterback enjoy an early morning flight in the Arion Lightning 340. Photographed by Richard VanderMeulen near Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Kitplanes February 2020

February 2020

On the cover: Joe Flood flies Big Toot, Tommy Meyer’s Lindy Award winning, tandem biplane. Photographed near Oshkosh, Wisconsin, by Richard VanderMeulen.
Kitplanes January 2020

January 2020

On the cover: Dave Ammenti puts his Glasair GlaStar through its paces on a perfect CAVU day. Photographed near Palo Alto, California, by Richard VanderMeulen.

December 2019

In Case You Missed it

Building the Bearhawk LSA

Fleshing out the forward fuselage.

Wind Tunnel

Thrust-line adjustment is a powerful tool for tailoring flying qualities, but it’s complicated.

Home Shop Machinist

Nibblers.

Letters

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