(click on image for full resolution desktop picture) The Zenith STOL CH750 cruises above ground fog-laden fields near Winter Haven, Fla. The CH750 was designed as a great bushplane for short takeoff and landing (STOL). The all-metal plane also features a spacious cabin and the latest in avionics. Photo Platform: Cessna 210 flown by Bruce more »
A reversible MT Prop gives added flexibility to the Aviat Husky
With only tiny ripples from a small wind gust disturbing the surface of Lake Nokomis, Dave Zawistowski gently pushed the left rudder pedal to the stop as the wavelets lapped against the sides of the Wipaire amphibious floats.
With its distinctive canard, the Kenai adds speed and refinement to a backcountry pedigree
Most musicians and guitar aficionados know about the legendary and mystical “Custom Shop,” located deep in the bowels of Fender Musical Instruments’ headquarters in Corona, Calif. It’s here that drool-worthy dreams are made, and where custom, one-of-a-kind guitars and amplifiers are born.
Few airplanes fly so fast with so little horsepower
Speed and horsepower don’t make very good bedfellows. While it’s true more power will increase speed, the trade-off is grossly disproportionate. Forget the math—it takes an exponential amount of power to improve cruise enough to notice. Ask Lyle Shelton, owner of Rare Bear, the Unlimited Class racing F8F Bearcat that’s won the Reno event a more »
The updated single brings pilot protection and comfort up to speed
Since its introduction more than 30 years ago, Piper’s PA-46 Malibu has undergone a series of significant performance enhancements, while its cabin, often less noticed, has seen corresponding makeovers of its own.
Perhaps the founder, president and designer-in-residence at Rans, Inc., was simply proud of what he had achieved with the updated Courier, and was accepting the exigencies that come with making airplanes for the certified world.
Rans S-7LS Courier SPECIFICATIONS Crew: One Capacity: One passenger Length: 23 ft. 3 in. (7.09 m) Wingspan: 29 ft .3 in. (8.92 m) Height: 6 ft. 4 in. (1.93 m) Wing Area: 147.1 sq. ft. (13.67 m2) Empty Weight (lbs.): 700 (318 kg) Gross Weight (lbs.): 1,232 (559 kg) Fuel Capacity: 18 US Gallons (68 more »
The former Partenavia line finds a new welcome in the U.S.
Like a rock star of a certain age going back on the arena circuit, rumors of the return of the light twin formerly known as Partenavia—now the Vulcanair—have echoed around the domestic GA world for the better part of a decade.