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AIRCRAFT
sa   AIR CUSHION VEHICLE
sa   AIRCRAFT ACCESSORIES
sa   AIRCRAFT AIR INTAKE SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT AIRFOIL
sa   AIRCRAFT ALTERNATOR & GENERATOR
sa   AIRCRAFT BATTERY
sa   AIRCRAFT BRAKE SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT BUYING & SELLING
sa   AIRCRAFT CARBURETOR
sa   AIRCRAFT CLEANING & POLISHING
sa   AIRCRAFT COCKPIT & INTERIOR
sa   AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTION
sa   AIRCRAFT CORROSION
sa   AIRCRAFT COWLING
sa   AIRCRAFT DEICING SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT DESIGN
sa   AIRCRAFT DOCUMENTATION
sa   AIRCRAFT DOOR
sa   AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT ENGINE
sa   AIRCRAFT EXHAUST SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT FABRIC COVERING
sa   AIRCRAFT FAIRING
sa   AIRCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR
sa   AIRCRAFT FLIGHT TESTING
sa   AIRCRAFT FLOATS
sa   AIRCRAFT FUEL SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT HANGAR & TIE DOWN
sa   AIRCRAFT HARDWARE
sa   AIRCRAFT HEATING & VENTILATION SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT IGNITION SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT INSPECTION
sa   AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENT
sa   AIRCRAFT INSURANCE
sa   AIRCRAFT JACK
sa   AIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR
sa   AIRCRAFT LIGHTING SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT LOCK
sa   AIRCRAFT LUBRICATION
sa   AIRCRAFT MAGNETO
sa   AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE & REPAIR
sa   AIRCRAFT OIL SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT OXYGEN SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT PAINTING & FINISHING
sa   AIRCRAFT PILOTING
sa   AIRCRAFT PITOT-STATIC SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT PRESSURIZATION
sa   AIRCRAFT PROPELLER
sa   AIRCRAFT RESTORATION
sa   AIRCRAFT RESTRAINT SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT RIGGING & TRIMMING
sa   AIRCRAFT SEAT
sa   AIRCRAFT SIMULATOR
sa   AIRCRAFT SKIS
sa   AIRCRAFT SPARK PLUG
sa   AIRCRAFT SPINNER
sa   AIRCRAFT STARTER SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT STORAGE
sa   AIRCRAFT TOOL
sa   AIRCRAFT VACUUM SYSTEM
sa   AIRCRAFT WEIGHT & BALANCE
sa   AIRCRAFT WELDING
sa   AIRCRAFT WINDOW & CANOPY
sa   AUTOGIRO
sa   AVIATION DRAWING & PAINTING
sa   AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY
sa   AVIATION RADIO
sa   GLIDER & SAILPLANE
sa   GYROPLANE
sa   HANG GLIDING
sa   HELICOPTER
sa   HOT AIR BALLOON
sa   MODEL & MINIATURE AIRCRAFT
sa   ORNITHOPTER
sa   TOY AIRCRAFT
sa   UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT

Tip on color coding aircraft piping to identify the contents (fuel, fuel vent, oil, pitot pressure, static pressure, and manifold pressure).
E.A.A. TECHNICAL COUNSELOR NEWS Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 9

Scaled planes. Tips from a famous replicator for builders embarking on the re-creation of nostalgic aeroplanes.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Jan 1984 (v.11#1) pg. 31

F.8L Falco kit airplane. Some building tips, owner comments and future plans.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Aug 1985 (v.12#8) pg. 22

How to get satisfaction when purchasing a kit airplane. An explanation of warranties and your legal recourse if not satisfied.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Sep 1986 (v.13#9) pg. 17

Pitfalls of kit airplanes.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Jan 1987 (v.14#1) pg. 52

A compendium of suggestions for degaussing a magnetized airframe.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1993 (v.15#12) pg. 7

Build an all-wood airplane, the MI Mini Ace, for under $1,000.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #450 Nov 1965 (v.61) pg. 104

One-place homebuilt airplane. Low-wing, open cockpit, 650-lb airplane is powered by a 40-hp Volkswagen engine. Airframe stressed to 6.6 G's. Wings and horizontal stabilizer can be removed for trailering on its own wheels. Est. cost: $1,000.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #496 Sep 1969 (v.65) pg. 72

Mechanix Illustrated two-passenger Volksplane reviewed and tested. Powered by a VW engine of 60- to 65-hp. Designed to be homebuilt. Plans cost $45.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #528 May 1972 (v.68) pg. 67

Mechanix Illustrated Baby Ace. King of the homebuilt airplanes. A profile of the airplane and its history over the last 20 years. Instructions on how and where to get plans.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #545 Oct 1973 (v.69) pg. 11

Profile of a homebuilt airplane, the KR-2, single seater, low-wing which uses plastic foam for some of the structure. Powered by an 80 hp VW engine.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #571 Dec 1975 (v.71) pg. 84

Illustrations and addresses for plans of ten airplanes you can build.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #572 Jan 1976 (v.72) pg. 66

The Quickie, a one-man homebuilt airplane that can be built from a kit. Forward wings, with wheels at the tips, contain the elevators. Rear wings have ailerons. Rudder pedals are linked to the tail wheel. Est. cost: $4,000.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #608 Jan 1979 (v.75) pg. 36

Delta wing airplane is powered by small jet engine.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1965 (v.124#1) pg. 152

All-metal, one-man airplane is powered by a Volkswagen engine. Est. cost: $600.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1968 (v.129#5) pg. 120

Build a four-place cabin airplane for $3,500. Design by Jim Bede. Called the BD-4. Wings are ready-made and most of the fuselage just bolts together.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1969 (v.131#5) pg. 112

Teenie Two. Volkswagen-powered plane can be built from PM plans.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1971 (v.135#5) pg. 94

A look at 17 of the best homebuilt planes.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1972 (v.137#5) pg. 88

Homebuilt amphibian airplane, the two-seat Coot. Est. cost: $3,500. Plans for $150.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1972 (v.137#6) pg. 88

The Pazmany all-metal homebuilt two-seater plane is profiled. Est. cost: $2,600. Plans cost $150.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1972 (v.138#1) pg. 92

Sidewinder, a side-by-side, two-place, all-metal homebuilt airplane is profiled. Est. cost: $3,500. Plans cost $125.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1972 (v.138#2) pg. 98

Homebuilt all-metal, VW engine-powered, single-seat "Mini-Hawk" is profiled. Est. cost: $1,000. Plans cost $35.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1972 (v.138#3) pg. 114

Homebuilt mini-Mustang flys at 250 mph. Carries a 230 lb. pilot, has retractable landing gear and all metal construction. Est. cost: $1,500. Plans cost $125.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1972 (v.138#4) pg. 96

Jim Bede's BD-5 homebuilt plane profiled. Features a pusher prop, sleek design and speeds over 200 mph with a 45-hp engine. Available in regular or sailplane version. Est. cost: $2,100.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1972 (v.138#5) pg. 174

Homebuilt delta-wing airplane features folding wings, retractable gear, 4-passenger capacity. Est. cost: $3,500. Plans cost $125.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1972 (v.138#6) pg. 128

A profile of the Thorp T-18 Tiger, a low-wing, two-place (side-by-side) plane that will hit 190 mph with a 150-hp Lycoming engine. Uses simple construction methods in the airframe. Est. cost: $5,800. Plans cost $150.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1973 (v.139#2) pg. 91

Profile of the Ken Rand homebuilt airplane called the KR-1. A 36-hp Volkwagen engine gives a top speed of 170 mph in this low wing, one-place plane with retractable gear and removable wings. Much of the plane is built of Styrofoam and wood. Plans cost: $20.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1973 (v.139#3) pg. 89

A look at George Pereiros' Osprey, a flying boat you can build yourself. Est. cost: $1,000 plus engine and propeller. Plans cost $65.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1973 (v.139#4) pg. 78

A profile of the VariViggen homebuilt aircraft. A large delta-shaped wing at the rear, twin tails, a pusher propeller, tandem seating and a small wing on the nose are unique features of this plane.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. 145

The Pazmany PL-4A, a homebuilt single-seater that is powered by a Volkswagen engine. Est. cost: $2,000. Plans cost $50.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1973 (v.139#6) pg. 127

The DAL-1 Tuholer, a homebuilt airplane designed by Tony Spezio has two cockpits in tandem. Wings fold up for trailering airplane behind car. Plans cost $40.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1973 (v.140#1) pg. 85

The Davis DA-2A, a two-seater airplane you can build. Has a V-tail. Est. cost: $1,600. Plans cost $110.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1973 (v.140#2) pg. 124

The EEA Biplane, A single-cockpit plane for build-it-yourselfers. Plans cost $38.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1973 (v.140#3) pg. 102

The RV-3, a build-it-yourself plane that offers aerobatic performance and STOL characteristics. Can land at 48 mph in 300 ft. and take off in 250 ft. Est. cost: $2,500. Plan cost $90.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1973 (v.140#4) pg. 148

A look at the Pitts Special, an aerobatic homebuilt plane. Plans cost $150.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1973 (v.140#5) pg. 122

How to build the Bede 5J, the first build-it-yourself jet. Available in kit form for the advanced amateur. Est. cost: $21,400.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1973 (v.140#5) pg. 192

The Scamp, a Volkswagen powered, single-seater, open-cockpit, all-metal bi-plane you can build. Est. cost (kit): $2,245. Plans cost $50.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1973 (v.140#6) pg. 160

Side-by-side two-seater called the Zenith. Est. cost: $2,700. Plans cost $150.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1974 (v.141#3) pg. 128

Homebuilt plane is scaled-down replica of Britain's World War II Hawker Hurricane. Constructed of wood with plywood skins and fabric covering. Est. cost: $4,000. Plans cost $115.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1974 (v.141#4) pg. 110

Single place, low wing metal homebuilt plane started out as a surplus aircraft wingtip tank. Est. cost: $1500. Plans cost $50.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1974 (v.141#5) pg. 109

Homebuilt biplane carries two people, side-by-side in the same open cockpit. The "Wichawk" is styled similar to the Steaman PT-17 trainer. Est. cost: $3,500. Plans cost $125.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1974 (v.141#6) pg. 74

A 300-mph aerobatic homebuilt plane features tandem cockpit, retractable tricycle gear, turbocharged engine and much more. Est. cost: $20,000.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1974 (v.142#1) pg. 75

Homebuilt monoplane powered by Volkswagen engine can be built in single or dual seat version. Called the Sonerai I or Sonerai II, they cost $2,200 and $2,500 respectively. Plans cost $50 or $57.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1974 (v.142#2) pg. 108

Twin-tailed Mini-Coupe is powered by a Volkswagen engine, carries one person, and has an open cockpit. Est. cost (kit): $2,400.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1974 (v.142#3) pg. 78

PDQ-2, a pusher type airplane with a totally open pilot seat at the front of the plane, no fuselage, just wings and tail assembly. Powered with a 35-hp snowmobile engine. Est. cost: $600-$800. Plans cost $20.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1974 (v.142#4) pg. 134

The Sorrell Hiberbipe, a biwing airplane with negative stagger (the lower wing is ahead of the upper wing). Ailerons run full length of wing. Features 180-hp, enclosed cockpit, and carries two people. Available as kit or assembled. Est. cost: $8,500.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1974 (v.142#5) pg. 85

Photos and addresses for 10 homebuilt aircraft designs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1976 (v.145#2) pg. 72

A profile of the mini canard-winged homebuilt called the VariEze. A two-place, swept-winged, prop driven plane that can cruise at 150 mph. Est. cost: $2,700.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1976 (v.145#2) pg. 74

Popular Mechanic's pick of the 10 top sports planes you can build yourself.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1979 (v.151#2) pg. 114

Seven exciting new sport planes you can build from purchased plans and/or from kits.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1980 (v.153#1) pg. 76

How the new homebuilt ultralights take shape. What is available in kits and plans. Information on how foam wings are fabricated.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1980 (v.154#1) pg. 80

21 exciting new sports planes you can build. Photos, descriptions, and estimated costs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1981 (v.155#1) pg. 74

Build the PM Woodhopper ultralight airplane. 32-ft wingspan and 15 to 30 hp engine will carry a 200 pound pilot. Est. cost: $700 to $1500. Plans must be ordered.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1981 (v.156#5) pg. 110

Twelve hot, new sport planes you can build. Photos and descriptions of aircraft which can be built from plans or kits.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1982 (v.157#1) pg. 79

14 new ultralights you can build from kits. Photos and descriptions.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 94

A roundup of aircraft that can be built from plans. Includes chart of source names, addresses and craft specifications.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1970 (v.196#6) pg. 98

The Flying Rail. A twin-engine, one-man, open-cockpit pusher airplane you can build from plans or a kit. Est. cost: $2,500.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1971 (v.199#4) pg. 55

Single-seat all metal BD-5 airplane features a pusher type propeller. Plane will cruise at 200 mph, get 38 mpg, fly 1,215 miles, is fully aerobatic, yet can fly almost like a sailplane. Powered by a snowmobile engine. Est. cost (kit): $2,965.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1973 (v.203#2) pg. 80

A look at some of the top contenders for the $120,000 Kremer Prize for being the first to fly a man-powered plane.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1974 (v.204#2) pg. 90

How to join a flying club or start your own.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1975 (v.206#6) pg. 90

Tips on buying and building an ultralight from a kit.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1984 (v.224#5) pg. 103

Two-seat tandem airplane, open cockpit, high wing, powered by a 65-hp engine. Called the "Woody Pusher", the plane will take 900 to 1,000 hours to build. Plans are included for a balsa scale model of the aircraft. Large scale plans available for $40. Est. cost: $1,200.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jan 1969 (v.40#1) pg. 56

Build your own World War II fighter, the Der Jaeger, a single-seater biplane. Includes description and instructions on where to order plans. Est. cost: $2,200.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jun 1970 (v.41#6) pg. 38

Profile of the Jim Bede BD-5 sport plane that is built from a kit. Est. cost: $1,950.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Oct 1971 (v.42#10) pg. 40

Profile of the homebuilt delta wing plane that can be towed behind your car. Est. cost: $3,000. Plans cost $125.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Oct 1972 (v.43#10) pg. 40

What is available in ultralight airplane kits. Photos, typical prices and tips.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 88

An introduction to airplane kits. Advice on the selection of a kit airplane, taking delivery of the kit, checking and storing the kit parts, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1987 (v.36#3) pg. 33

Biplane assembly and rigging procedures.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1988 (v.37#2) pg. 27

Selecting a homebuilt design. Part 1. Matching the machine to the man.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1989 (v.38#1) pg. 37

Selecting a homebuilt design. Part 2. The building situation (space, tools, etc.)
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1989 (v.38#2) pg. 31

Selecting a homebuilt design. Part 3. The airplane.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1989 (v.38#3) pg. 32