YAKIMA, Wash. — CubCrafters has unveiled a range of updates for the Carbon Cub SS (pictured) and Sport Cub S2 LSA aircraft for the 2014 model year.
Now that Synergy Air has delivered its first dozen factory RV-12s, the company has begun taking orders for another batch, according to a report at AOPA.org. The story notes that Synergy Air expects to build about 30 RV-12s in the next 12 months and up to 50 the following year. Synergy Air’s RV-12s range in price from $115,000 to $123,000 depending on options.
PEMBROKE, Quebec — While many Zenith builders dream about flying into the backcountry, Richard Lauzon, 56, flies the opposite direction. Based at the Ten Mile Lodge in northern Quebec, Lauzon says his STOL CH 801 is by far the most practical means of getting in and out of his hunting/fishing resort.
SkyRunner, a new recreational sports vehicle that is part all-terrain vehicle and part light-sport aircraft, will make its public debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week.
Military aircraft, flags, fierce mythical creatures, comely young women — these are often the inspiration for aircraft paint schemes. You can get exceedingly elaborate with a design that stands out and attracts crowds, or go the other direction and keep it simple with a white base coat and a stripe.
The Bruch family from Sturgis, S.D., decided to go between the two ends of the spectrum when they designed a paint scheme for their RV-9 drawing inspiration from a child’s toy.
There are airplanes that are built for show, airplanes built for backcountry camping, and airplanes built for IFR cross-country flying. One of the best things about building your own airplane is that you can create a machine that fits all these categories. Gordon Anderson, from Silverthorn, Colo., has achieved this with his 2012 Sportsman 2+2. The red and gold high-wing was one of the more talked about airplanes at this year’s AirVenture in Oshkosh.
MEXICO, Mo. — Most people would not buy an automobile without taking it out for a test drive, so Zenith Aircraft encourages people to attend a builders’ workshop to test their aptitude for building before buying an aircraft kit.
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Heightened safety efforts by the aviation community and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) are showing positive results, as fiscal year 2013 figures from the FAA indicate that fatal accidents in amateur-built aircraft in the U.S. declined by 30% when compared to fiscal year 2012.
TEMECULA, Calif. — Quicksilver Aeronautics has produced more than 15,000 kit-built aircraft since the early 1970s, but so far it has not been a player in the U.S. defense community. Thanks to a collaboration with IDENT, LLC, that may be changing.