On the cover: Outstanding workmanship is evident throughout Darwin Barrie’s Grand Champion RV-7. Photographed by Jon Bliss over Arizona’s Superstition Mountains. Table of Contents Finding the Proper Prop: Which propeller is right for your homebuilt? Constant-Speed Props: How do they work? Going for Gold: Darwin Barrie’s RV-7 takes home the gold. Dealing With Off-Nominal: Part […]
On the cover (clockwise from upper left): Rotax 912 ULS, Superior Air Parts XP Series, ADEPT Airmotive V-6, AC-Aero Centurion, Verner Scarlet 9S, Barrett Performance Engines IO-540 and PBS TJ100 turbojet. Table of contents Find the Perfect Powerplant! There are plenty of choices in our annual directory. Flat four-stroke gasoline Inline and V four-stroke Radial […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Two thousand hours is just a round number really—it has no intrinsic mechanical meaning. But it's a milestone.
Common diagnostic tasks to consider when things stop working.