Kit Airplane Construction, by Ronald J. Wanttaja

Kit Airplane Construction

by Ronald J. Wanttaja

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ISBN-13:
9780071459730
Copyright Date:
2006
Edition:
3rd
Pages:
465
Binding:
Paperback
Dimensions:
10.5" x 8.5"
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An unbiased look at every aspect of the kitplane process from cost comparisons with certified used aircraft to drilling all those holes for rivets.

Kitplane Construction takes a detailed look at what kitplane building is all about. Ron Wanttaja starts with the selection of a design based on the practical measures of "the intended mission", the actual costs involved, time to build, and assessing the various manufacturers. Then its on to the decisions involved with engine, instrument, and avionics selection. Then, to setting up a shop and a description of the types of tools typically used. Each type of construction is evaluated (metal, composite, wood, welded frame) to describe the basics of that type of work, what to expect as the builder, and a case study of a specific project of that class. Finally, the finishing touches common to all projects, the legalities, and the early test flights. If you are considering a kit plane project, but aren't sure which one, or what to expect from each, this book will either set you on the right path, or save you from a disappointing and expensive mistake.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • BEGINNINGS
  • FUNDAMENTALS
    • common questions, why build, drawbacks, the kitbuilding process, case study - The LongEze
  • ALTERNATIVES
    • production aircraft, used homebuilts, partially completed homebuilts, light sport aircraft, ultralights
  • SELECTION
    • the mission, performance, features, cost, time, the manufacturer
  • DECISIONS
    • financing, engine selection, certified used engines, uncertified engines, propeller selection, instruments, avionics
  • PREPARATIONS
    • workshop requirements, tools, other shop items, ready to build, shipping
  • BASICS
    • the nuts & bolts, basic metal work, cables and accessories
  • COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION
    • additional tools, layup operations, finishing, quality control; The Berkut
  • METAL MONOCOQUE CONSTRUCTION
    • metalworking, riveting, priming, quality control, The Murphy Rebel
  • STEEL & ALUMINUM TUBE CONSTRUCTION
    • welded structures, AL tube structures, quality control, The Avid Magnum
  • WOOD & FABRIC
    • materials, cutting, gluing, fabric covering, quality control, The Falco
  • COMPLETION
    • painting, rigging, cg, legalities, FAA inspection, engine start, ground testing, flight testing

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