Kitplanes Magazine Archive

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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.

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...

November 2019

On the cover: Paul Dye flies his SubSonex personal jet over Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada. Photographed by Richard VanderMeulen.

October 2019

On the cover: Mike Hongisto flies his highly custom Fisher Avenger at Minnesota’s Cloquet Carlton County Airport. Photographed by Scott M. Spangler.

September 2019

On the cover: Marty Abbott flies his 1000-hp Turbine Legend over Lake Pleasant, just north of Phoenix, Arizona. Photographed by Joe Copalman.

In Case You Missed it

Experimotive

Ben Haass STOL Zenith 801, featuring a Ford V-8 auto conversion, made quite a first impression at AirVenture 09. This month, he tells Rick Lindstrom what makes it all work.

Editor’s Log

The same plane twice…

Tips From the New Guy

Helpers. By David Boeshaar.

Common Cents

Home equity loans, building loans, credit cards: These are only a few of the ways that one can finance an airplane building project. But beware: Each option has its benefits and disadvantages, and the wise builder will consider these carefully before signing on the dotted line; by Dave Higdon.