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Kit Airplane Construction 3rd Edition Softcover**SALE** by McGraw-Hill
Featuring new and classic kitplane designs, this proven bestseller is the most current and comprehensive resource available on choosing, building, and flying homebuilt planes. Covering tubing and fabric, wood, traditional sheet metal, and the latest composites, Kit Airplane Construction uses step-by-step instructions and detailed case studies of kitplane models to give amateur plane builders the knowledge needed to create and fly their own aircraft.
More than a how-to, Kit Airplane Construction is also a why-to. In this unbiased look at every aspect of the kitplane process, award-winning aviation writer Ron Wanttaja covers everything from cost comparisons with certified used aircraft to drilling all those holes for the rivets.
Expert, easy-to-understand instructions help you construct your chosen kitplane type: tubing and fabric, wood, traditional sheet metal, or leading-edge composites. Case studies confer the benefit of others' experiences in purchasing and building a variety of kitplanes. You'll find state-of-the-art kitplane designs; high-quality illustrations; current prices and costs associated with shipping kits; expanded information on financing options; highlights of the auto-engine debate; and quality control features to add confidence to workmanship.
THERE'S A LOT NEW IN KITPLANE CONSTRUCTION, Third Edition!
- Costs and Materials Guides
- Details on Avionics
- Occupant Comfort Section
- "Experimental Light Sports" Category
- Safety Regulations
- New photographs
Published 2005, 480 pages, softcover, 3rd edition, 7.5" x 9.25"
Kitplanes magazine calls this book "required reading for anyone thinking about building an airplane."