Kitplane Construction

ISBN-10: 0070681619
ISBN-13: 9780070681613
Edition: 2nd 1996
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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Edition: 2nd
Copyright Year: 1996
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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