Kitplanes Magazine Archive

January 2023

On the cover: Pete Dougherty enjoys a flight in CubCrafters’ new Lycoming-powered 186-hp EX-2 363i. Photographed near Yakima, Washington, by Jon Bliss. Table of contents ...

December 2022

On the cover: A small sampling of the 658 aircraft (594 fixed-wing and 64 rotorcraft) that appear in this year’s directory. Which one will...

November 2022

On the cover: Originally designed for National Geographic photo expeditions, the AirCam is the perfect aircraft for flying low and going slow. Photo by...

October 2022

On the cover: Axel Alvarez flies the RV-15 engineering test prototype over Oregon. The aircraft is the first high-wing design from Van’s. Photo by...

September 2022

On the cover: Tricycle gear and taildragger versions of Sling’s new High Wing fly in formation near Johannesburg, South Africa. Photographed by Bruce Perkins. Table...

August 2022

On the cover: Chris Pryce flies his “KR-2S ish,” a highly modified, stretched KR-2S that is powered by a Corvair engine. Photographed by Jon...

July 2022

On the cover: Herrill Davenport flies the Golden Nugget, which was built by his father between 1965 and 1967. Photographed near Boulder, Colorado, by...

April 2022

On the cover: Chris Hill patrols the skies over Gerogia in his plans-built, Le Rhône-powered Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker replica. Photographed by Julia Apfelbaum. Table of Contents ...

March 2022

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...

February 2022

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...

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To Launch a Light Sport

This month builder Bob Fritz searches for a better alternative to last-century circuit technology for his panel and finds it in a Polyfuse.

Show Your Sleeves: Silver or Copper?

Nearly every aircraft utilizes metal cables to operate control surfaces like elevators, rudders and...

Can You Calibrate Your Hand?

Every aircraft kit is designed with a number of nut and bolt fasteners that...

It’s a Cub Thing

With a bigger engine and lighter airframe, CubCrafters’ Carbon Cub EX kit aircraft takes the Cub experience to a higher plane. By Marc Cook.