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    Kitplane Construction

    ISBN-10: 0070681619
    ISBN-13: 9780070681613
    Author(s): Ronald J. Wanttaja
    Description: Featuring new and classic kitplane designs, this bestseller shows you how to chooise, build, and fly a homebuilt plane. Kitplanes magazine calls this book "required reading for anyone thinking about building an airplane."
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    List Price: $39.95
    Edition: 2nd
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 432
    Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.584
    Language: English

    Featuring new and classic kitplane designs, this bestseller shows you how to chooise, build, and fly a homebuilt plane. Kitplanes magazine calls this book "required reading for anyone thinking about building an airplane."

    Foreword
    Introduction
    Beginnings
    History
    The experimental aircraft
    The kitbuilding process
    Case study: The family Long-EZ
    Selection
    Determining your mission
    Alternatives
    Performance and features
    Cost of construction
    Construction time
    The plans
    The manufacturer
    The big decision
    Decisions
    Can you afford to own an airplane?
    Financing
    Engine selection
    Certified aircraft engines
    Uncertified engines
    Propeller selection
    Instruments
    Electrical system
    Avionics
    Preparations
    Shipping
    Workshop requirements
    Workshop arrangements
    Tools
    Other shop items
    Ready to build
    Basics
    The nuts and bolts
    Basic metal construction
    Aircraft cable and accessories
    Composite construction
    Additional tools
    Materials, fasteners, and safety
    Composite kit parts
    Layup preparations
    Layup operations
    Finishing fiberglass
    Case study: BERKUT
    Quality control
    Metal monocoque construction
    Additional tools
    Materials, fasteners, and safety
    Metalworking
    Riveting
    Priming
    Case study: Murphy Rebel
    Quality control
    Steel-tube and aluminum-tube construction
    Additional tools
    Materials, fasteners, and safety
    Welded structures
    Aluminum-tube structures
    Case study: Avid Magnum
    Quality control
    Wood and fabric
    Additional tools
    Materials, fasteners, and safety
    Cutting
    Final shaping
    Bending
    Gluing
    Protection
    Case study: Falco
    Fabric covering
    Covering procedure
    Quality control
    Completion
    Painting
    Rigging and center of gravity
    The legalities
    Aircraft preparations
    Engine start
    Ground testing and FAA inspection
    Pilot preparations
    The day
    Case study: A first-flight report
    Get 'em flying
    Glossary
    Index
    About the author

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