We put this page together to help builders find some aircraft related supplies, accessories and resources. Please feel free to contact us if we have
left anything off that you think should be on this page.
AeroElectric Connection Wiring Seminars
45 years experience in aircraft systems maintenance, design, troubleshooting and fabrication. Publisher of the AeroElectric Connection: The definitive work in owner-built and maintained (OBAM) aircraft electrical systems. 16,000+ readers in 30 countries for 19 years.
RV Training Project Practice Kit
This is a training project used to introduce prospective RV builders to the materials and techniques used in putting together an RV kit. You'll assemble a short section of control surface and, in the process, learn the basic sheet metal skills needed during actual kit construction.
Sheet Metal Video
Demo of constructing the RV Training Project Practice Kit *(go to "Videos", "Other Videos", and look for "Sheet Metal Tools").
Centurion Jet Fuel/Diesel Engines
Jet fuel piston aircraft engines for General Aviation flight schools, charter companys, clubs, and every pilot who wants to enjoy lower operating costs for fuel and service.
Engine Hanging Guide
Hanging the engine is perhaps one of the biggest days in the life of a custom-built airplane. This article was prepared to address this need by providing an illustrated guide to mounting a Lycoming engine on your plane.
T C Willis, LLC - FAA DAR - Experimental Aircraft
Supporting Experimental aircraft builders nationwide since 1995. providing; FAA DAR-T Amateur-built, Research and Development, Special Light Sport and Experimental Light Sport Certification Inspections Nationwide.
FLYING COLORS OF TEXAS
Complete aircraft refinishing on single, twin and small jets. Fiberglass, metal and fabric repair. Custom graphic and art work.
Flying Kolors Aero Paints
Flying Kolors Aero Paints is a family owned and operated business that takes pride and works hard at turning out the best possible paint jobs. We have been painting since 1981 and expanded in 1997 to our present location at the Riverside Municipal Airport in Riverside, California.
Located just south of Will Rogers World airport in Okahoma City, Oklahoma.
Lone Star Wingwaxers
The Ultimate in Aircraft Detailing, Aluminum Polishing, Paint Touch-Ups/Repair and Internal Corrosion Treatments. Located at NorthWest Regional Airport (52F), Roanoke, TX. Gary Funderburk - 214 546-7849
Painting Your Own Aircraft
This article, entitled "PAINTING... Solving the Mystery" was first published in EAA's Sport Aviation magazine by Ron Alexander.
Sherwin-Williams Self Etching Primer
988 G.B.P. Self Etching Primer - Aerosol is ideal for spot/panel repairs where small bare metal areas are present. It increases both adhesion and corrosion protection on small sand throughs. 988 may be topcoated directly for quick and easy repairs.
The Great Pinhole Filler - UV Smooth Prime
UV Smooth Prime is a crosslinkable waterborne urethane. It is used on composite aircraft to protect the structural epoxy of your composite surface from harmful UV light. It also provides an easy-to-apply, sandable coating and fills pinholes in your composite surfaces.
James Aircraft Inc.
James Aircraft is the manufacturer of the "Holy Cowl" for the RV series and Mustang II.
Latches for cowling and access doors
The Hartwell H-5000-2 is a unique spring-loaded, trigger action latch for cowling and access doors. Made of corrosion resistant steel. Rivet or spot weld to structure.
For many years hobbyists and engineers have relied on Micro Fasteners' inventory of affordably priced socket screws, machine screws, locknuts, washers, sheet metal or self tapping screws, wood screws, other fasteners and related items in U.S. and metric sizes.
Aircraft Spruce and Specialty
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company carries everything a pilot could need, including pilot supplies, aircraft parts and tools, always at the lowest prices. Aircraft Spruce supplies components for a wide variety of homebuilt aircraft including the Lancair, Vans Aircraft, Cozy, Starduster and Europa, as well as factory built parts for Cessna, Piper, Beech, and Mooney.
Aircraft Tool Supply
Shop in our online store for rivet guns, riveting kits, sheet metal tools, inspection equipment, aircraft engine tools, and other specialty aircraft tools.
Avery Tools LP
Avery Tools is a leading tool supplier to the Sport Aviation Market. We sell specialty tools aimed towards the construction of aluminum aircraft.
Brown Aviation Tool Supply
We stock a wide range of tooling including: Air Tools, Hand Tools, Cutting Tools, Rivet Guns, Bucking Bars, Threaded Drills, Countersinks, Hi-Lok Tooling, CherryMax Tooling, Jo-Bolt Tools, Cobalt & HSS Drills, Rivet Sets, Tool Kits, Carbide Tooling, Composite Tooling and much more.
Cleaveland Aircraft Tools
Cleaveland Aircraft Tool & Material located in Boone, Iowa has become one of the most reputable suppliers of tools needed in the construction of the RV projects.
ExperimentalAero's goal is to provide experimental aircraft builders and owners with innovative tools and components for their projects. Home of the DRDT-1 & 2.
The Yard is your low cost resource for new and used air tools, aircraft sheetmetal tools and aviation tool needs. Whether you are looking for a rivet gun, right angle drill, pistol grip drill, pneumatic rivet shaver, cleco, microstop, holefinder, reamer, drill bit, scale, rivet set, or any other tool related to aircraft or airplane maintenance and repair, we are your supplier.
Avery® Clear Inkjet Labels
Professional-looking labels with excellent black and color print quality. Works with Microsoft Word on HP, Canon, Epson and other inkjet printers.
We offer products ranging from individual components to complete, custom avionic installation kits that enable you to install your own avionics.
Dynon Avionics designs, manufactures and distributes a growing line of affordable glass cockpit avionics. Operated by aviation enthusiasts, Dynon utilizes the very latest state-of-the-art technologies to create modern avionics products with an emphasis on lowering prices and enhancing reliability.
Experimental Panel Planner
The ePanel Builder is an online aircraft instrument panel design and collaboration tool providing you the resources necessary to design and build your custom aircraft's panel.
Grov-Air Custom Molded Panels
Because of our extensive experience with advanced aircraft avionics we are now offering custom-built instrument panels for the RV-series of aircraft.
Kelley Instruments, Inc.
Our mission is to provide our customers high quality aircraft instruments with unconditional satisfaction. Over the years, we have been a business of integrity with exceptional values. We are committed to these traits, and providing our customers with exceptional service.
Navaid Devices, Inc.
The Navaid Devices autopilot was designed specifically for homebuilders and is intended for use only in aircraft licensed in the experimental category.
Amateur Built Aircraft Reference Material
Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 21, section 21.191(g), defines an amateur-built aircraft as an aircraft "the major portion of which has been fabricated and assembled by person(s) who undertook the construction project solely for their own education or recreation."
An online information exchange for RV builders and pilots.
RV Builder's Hotline
The RV Builder's Newsletter is a free e-mail newsletter distributed every Friday afternoon or Saturday morning to those who have subscribed. It contains information about building and flying the RV series of experimental aircraft from Van's Aircraft Inc., of Aurora, OR.
Yahoo - RV-7A & 9A
This group is dedicated to all prospective builders, current builders and current flyers of the Van's Aircraft line of kit airplanes - RV-7, RV-7A, RV-9, RV-9A, RV-10 and owners of RV-6 and RV-6As.
Light Sport Certificate Pilot Training in a 2007 Legend Cub!
Four Winds Aviation offers pilot training specific to the Light Sport Certificate. This newly offered FAA rating is unique in that once a pilot is certified, does not require that Pilot In Command to hold an FAA Medical Certificate. Aero Country Airport, McKinney, TX
EAA Aircraft Insurance
The EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan and the EAA Non-Owned (Renters) Aircraft Insurance Plan addresses these special requirements by offering a wide array or expanded insurance coverages for all types of aircraft.
Berkut's cockpit visibility and comfort are unmatched by any of today's canard pusher aircraft or its tractor configured side-by-side competitors.
CoZy Development offers a 4 place plans built canard aircraft.
This is a great resource for researching what type of homebuilt airplane you are interested in. It lists virtually every link to kit manufacturers and many websites of builders who can show what is involved in constructing their type of homebuilt airplane. It is worth a look.
Kolb Builders Sites
The New Kolb Aircraft is a proud member of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association.
I have always wanted to learn how to paint myself. I would also like to be able to make my own repairs and changes without having to be dependent upon a paint shop. The paint job is where you can save a huge chunk of $ if you're willing to do it yourself.
Cavanaugh Flight Museum
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to promoting aviation studies and to perpetuating America's aviation heritage; the museum fulfills its mission by restoring, operating, maintaining and displaying historically-significant, vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation.
FAA Safety Home Page
Click on "Learning Center." (left column)
Then, click on "Pilots Resources" (in the left column). This takes you to a gold mine of resources and other links dealing with virtually every aspect of flying.
FAA Web Page for Pilots
This is the FAA's web page for pilots, where manuals, handbooks, and all manner of information for pilots are available. Take a look.
Free Flight Tracker: Tracking, Status, Maps, and Graphs for Private (General Aviation) IFR flights, Commercial (Airline) flights, and airports.
Current weather conditions at McKinney, Collin County Regional Airport at Mc Kinney, TX, from the National Weather Service.
Runway Finder - Flight Planning/Weather
RunwayFinder.com is a flight planning resource for U.S. pilots, showing current weather conditions for airports in an area at a glance displayed on seamless sectional and terminal charts. In addition, routes, range circles, and temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) can be plotted.
Sky Vector Air Charts
You can view several different aeronautical charts for the airspace of interest. Also get flight plan data and see weather status at each reporting airport.
The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel's weather.com provides a national and local weather forecast for cities worldwide, as well as a weather radar, map and report.
Dan Checkoway's Weathermeister. A great flight planning tool with complete weather forecast geared just for aviation.