Kit Airplane Construction

ISBN-10: 0071459731
ISBN-13: 9780071459730
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
List price: $47.00
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Description: A book of expert, easy to understand instructions for the building of amateur kitplane aircraft. Covering tubing & fabric, wood, traditional sheet metal, & leading edge composites, the book uses step-by-step instructions & detailed case studies of  More...

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Book details

List price: $47.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 9/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

A book of expert, easy to understand instructions for the building of amateur kitplane aircraft. Covering tubing & fabric, wood, traditional sheet metal, & leading edge composites, the book uses step-by-step instructions & detailed case studies of kitplane models to give every builder the knowledge they need.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Beginnings
Definitions
History
Fundamentals
Answering common questions
Why build?
Drawbacks
The kitbuilding process
Case study: The family Long-EZ
Alternatives
Production aircraft
Used homebuilts
Partially completed homebuilts
Light sport aircraft
Ultralights
Selection
Determining your mission
Performance and features
Case study: Finding the right match
Cost of construction
Construction time
The plans
The manufacturer
The aircraft
The big decision
Decisions
Can you afford to own an airplane?
Engine selection
Certified aircraft engines
Uncertified engines
Propeller selection
Instruments
Avionics
Preparations
Shipping
Case study: From factory to garage
Workshop requirements
Workshop arrangements
Tools
Other shop items
Ready to build
Basics
The nuts and bolts
Basic metal construction
Aircraft cable and accessories
Build to last
Composite construction
Additional tools
Materials, fasteners, and safety
Composite kit parts
Layup preparations
Layup operations
Finishing fiberglass
Case study: Tackling a big one
Quality control
Metal-monocoque construction
Additional tools
Materials, fasteners, and safety
Metalworking
Riveting
Priming
Case study: An RV for retirement
Quality control
Steel-and aluminum-tube construction
Additional tools
Materials, fasteners, and safety
Welded structures
Aluminum-tube structures
Case study: Avid Magnum
Quality control
Wood-and-fabric construction
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
Afterword: Get 'em flying
Glossary
Index

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