Kitplanes Magazine Archive

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

March 2021

On the cover: Randy Shannon enjoys a flight over the prairies of eastern Kansas. His plane is the first customer-built Zenith CH 750 SD...

February 2021

On the cover: RANS head honcho Randy Schlitter flies the factory S-7LS for Richard VanderMeulen’s camera way back in late 2011. The high-utility S-7,...

January 2021

On the cover: Paul Dye and Rollie VanDorn enjoy a flight in the 315-hp Bearhawk 5 prototype. Photographed near St. George, Utah, by Richard...

December 2020

On the cover: Greg Hughes of Van’s Aircraft pilots the newly up-powered RV-14A. Photographed near the Oregon coast by Jon Bliss. Table of contents 2021...

November 2020

On the cover: Two fresh-off-the-line NXCubs were flown near the company’s headquarters in Yakima, Washington, and photographed by Jon Bliss. Table of contents Tri-Power: Can CubCrafters...

October 2020

On the cover: Chris Cram caught Glasair Aviation’s Randy Lervold at the helm of the company’s latest Sportsman iteration near Mount Baker in Washington. Table...

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...

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Crank seal replacement.

Ask the DAR

Repairman certificate eligibility, who to list as the manufacturer, installing ADS-B equipment.

Split Decision

Building a vertical-split cowl for an RV-7A.