The Airplane Van Didnt Want to Build

How the RV-6 became the most successful kit aircraft yet.

The RV-6 Adventure

One mans tale. By Larry Pardue.

The Oldest Flying RV-6

A brief conversation with the original builder/owner.

RV-6 Photography

From RV-6 photographer to RV-6 builder/pilot. By Ed Hicks.

Ten Years With A Time Machine

Life with a finished F1 Rocket.

2011 Rotorcraft Buyer’s Guide

In this last aircraft buyers guide of the year, we present the basic specs you'll need to get started if you're considering a kit gyro or helicopter purchase. Compiled by Marcie Moody.

Alternative Engine Buyer’s Guide

Heres a look at the alternative powerplants that are available for homebuilts as well as the PSRUs you may need. Compiled by Cory Emberson. Text by Marc Cook.

2010 Engine Buyer’s Guide

The first of our two engine guides looks at the more traditional aircraft powerplants. Compiled by Cory Emberson. Text by Marc Cook.

2010 Rotorcraft Buyer’s Guide

If your taste in aviation runs to the rotor, dig in to this years edition of the Rotorcraft Buyer's Guide which features a panoply of helicopter and gyrocopter models you can build from a kit or from scratch. Compiled by Cory Emberson.

2010 Plansbuilt Buyer’s Guide

If you've got the itch to build from scratch, this years edition of the Plansbuilt Buyer's Guide features a buffet of 142 kit aircraft models you can build and fly. Compiled by Cory Emberson.

In Case You Missed it

Checkpoints: AirVenture 2019

As I write this, we have been home from AirVenture 2019 exactly one week,...

Flight Review: Point of Ignition

Builder Kurt Goodfellow has risen to the challenge of installing a Wilksch Airmotive WAM-120 diesel powerplant in his Van’s RV-9, and the proof is in the performance test results. By Ken Krueger.

Wind Tunnel

This month we use the accumulated flight-test data to determine what exactly is causing the unacceptable flying qualities of the airplane so that the best way to fix the problem can be identified;

Editor’s Log

The homestretch.