• "The Journey"
  • Flying the V-Twin
  • IFR Instrument Panel with ADSB traffic and weather
Best piston twin ever?

Best piston twin ever?

A canard airplane cannot stall, not in the conventional sense. Therefore, if an engine fails on takeoff, there can be no stall-spin accident.

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My airplane - Star Bird

My airplane - Star Bird

Air conditioning, electric heat, built in Oxygen system, custom engines, custom interior.

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Garmin EFIS with ADSB in/out

Garmin EFIS with ADSB in/out

G3X, GTN750Xi, G5, Central Warning System with voice warnings.

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N654RJ is now a 2021 Air Venture award winner!

Champion – Kit Built


Star Bird also appears on the cover of the October edition of Kit Planes Magazine (on news stands as of August 2021). They feature a really nice 12 page article with quite a few photos. See Star Bird for the the article.


The Velocity V-Twin is an exciting concept in twin engine airplanes. It starts with the proven design of the single engine Velocity and adds a second engine and a central rudder where the single engine was formerly located. It replaces the “ruddervators” with winglets.

The result is a modern, kit-built twin that inherits the primary safety feature of a canard airplane – the main wing does not stall. Therefore, if one experiences an engine failure on takeoff, the dreaded stall-spin accident is no longer a possibility. Eliminating this big bugaboo with conventional twins sets this aircraft apart. There is no light twin like it.

Since it’s a “light” twin, it can also use the proven “Lycoming type” of 4-cylinder engines. This makes for a very efficient flying machine, paired with the tried and true design of these engines. Some even call them “bullet-proof”. While there is no such thing as a bullet-proof engine, still, this design type is one of the most robust in the industry.

So it’s a modern, speedy, kit-built twin. It’s even “affordable” by twin standards. What’s not to like?



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The construction approach presented is based on the manufacturer’s manuals and sequence recommended for a Fast Build Velocity V-Twin Kit.  Any deviations and/or changes noted followed the author’s individual preferences, as the builder of his experimental aircraft.  The author recommends users to access the information and expertise from official and recognized sources before making a decision on any given issue.