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S-10 Sakota

S-9 Chaos

S-20 Raven

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Completions

Builders share their successes.

The Airplane Van Didnt Want to Build

How the RV-6 became the most successful kit aircraft yet.

Aero ‘lectrics

Documenting the changes you make to your airplanes electrical system is tedious work-but vital. Jim Weir takes a look at the software available to help you keep track of upgrades and mods.

Flying Qualities of an Airplane Are Important

The author explains how the characteristics of an airplane affect pilot ability to complete tasks, response factors, stability and damping of the airframe to changes in angle of attack, basic stability, trim, control forces, and control power. He also addresses the controversy behind the design of airplanes, their characteristics and the resultant suitability for various types of flying;