Kitplanes Magazine Archive

March 2023

On the cover: Trevor Aldridge flies the SW-51 over the northwestern Arkansas countryside, looking for Messerschmitts. Photo by Zak Heald. Table of contents 2023 Propeller...

February 2023

On the cover: While conducting reconnaissance for our annual Buyer’s Guide, Tom Wilson photographed this beautiful IO-540 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Table of contents 2023 Engine...

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 ...

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Alternative Energies

Motor controllers—making DC into AC. By Dean Sigler.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

The Dawn Patrol

Fun with the Hun in the sun.

Close Flanges

What to do when you need to install a rivet, but an unrelated flange is in the way.