Kitplanes Magazine Archive

December 2021

On the cover: Paul Dye flies Mike Lemons’ American Legend MOAC—the “Mother of All Cubs.” Photographed near Wautoma, Wisconsin, by Richard VanderMeulen. Table od contents ...

November 2021

On the cover: Mark Easton, Greg Hughes and Alex Easton explore the beautiful Oregon coast in Mark’s extremely well-equipped RV-10. Photographed by Jon Bliss. Table...

October 2021

Table of contents Star Bird! Luxury and efficiency join elegantly in this unique blend of twin engines and canard airframe. Mike and Laura Starkey’s...

September 2021

Table of contents Ryan ST Reimagined: Timber Tiger Aircraft’s ST-L brings modern technology to a classic design. Buying Used—Zenith STOL CH 701: For 35...

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...

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,...

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