Aircraft building is an art of large and small gestures. But sometimes it’s the little ones that catch you out. Veteran KITPLANES contributor Vic Syracuse has collected examples of problems found in both new and long-flying homebuilts—lessons worth learning on someone else’s tuition.

Do you have any you want to share? Email us at [email protected] and we’ll put a megaphone to your experience as well. 

In Case You Missed It


Editor at Large Marc Cook takes to the soapbox to expound on the ever-increasing fees imposed by the FAA.

Aero ‘lectrics

If you want to keep your paint and other supplies from freezing next winter, try this relay and heater (made to work in conjunction with last month’s temperature sensor project).

Get Grounded

It’s almost cliche. You’re having intermittent noise or performance issues in your avionics suite,...

Down to Earth

Harnessing the wisdom of the hive. By Amy Laboda.