School, Pylon Style

Pilots interested in polishing pylons at the National Championship Air Races learn their trade at the Pylon Racing Seminar, or PRS as all the...

RARA Seeks Bids for Future Home of Races

The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is officially seeking bids from interested airports and localities that wish to partner with the organization to host...

DeltaHawk Receives FAA Certification

The long-awaited DeltaHawk engine has received FAA certification in its 180-hp form. According to the company, “The 180 hp DHK180 is the first of...

Free Beer, a Radial and Save $1,000

Verner radial engines are popular these days and if you’ve been thinking of buying one there are a couple of things to know. First, the...

Slack Time – Part 5

Prop Swap!

Slack Time – Part 4

So about welding… I have spent 50 years working on airplanes of all types and materials—from tube and rag to metal plus a bit of...

Zip Ties No More: DMC’s LaceLok Tool

KITPLANES avionics guru Larry Anglisano was at the Aircraft Electronics Association show last week and caught up with DMC Tools for a demo of...
Sonex now offers a dual stick option for all B-Models

Sonex Announces Dual Stick Option

Thanks to popular demand, Sonex now offers a dual stick option for all B-Models, including the Sonex, Waiex and Xenos. Customers wishing to convert...

Parked Props

As anyone who studied for their private pilot exam 50 years ago should know, airplane propellers should be parked horizontally—that's so that when it...

Rotor X Aircraft DRAGON Teaser Video

After a year of testing, Rotor X Aircraft has released video of the new ultralight eVTOL, Dragon Personal Air Vehicle from a flight test...

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Metal Magic: Installing Nutplates

Every screw needs a place to go, and for many metal airplanes, that's into...

Wind Tunnel

Reducing drag is the best way improve the performance of an airplane.

Wind Tunnel

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Alternative Energies

A new electric ultralight motorglider expands the boundaries of its category—and its plans can be downloaded free. By Dean Sigler.