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Terror Timber: Acroduster Too Crackup Rebuild
We Lost a Great One - In Honor of Jim Doyle
We Lost a Great One - In Honor of Jim Doyle
There are great men that walk (and post) among us, and it's with a great sadness that I report we have lost one of those men. Jim Doyle, known to most in this community as Chopmo, passed away June 28th 2014 doing what he ...
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Three Popular Landing Gear Designs
Three Popular Landing Gear Designs
Landing gears are designed to help the plane land safely. Many landing gear designs have been developed since the beginning of commercial flying. The first gears were just skids and wheels were attached later on. As they ...
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Jet Powered Biplane to be Revealed by Spring
Jet Powered Biplane to be Revealed by Spring
A non-conventional aerobatic biplane unveiled at the recent International Council of Air Shows convention in Vegas has drawn a lot of attention. It was claimed to be part of a new project for the development of a jet-pow ...
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Standard J1 The Great Waldo Pepper
Standard J1 The Great Waldo Pepper
The Standard J-1 is most popularly known for its role in the movie, The Great Waldo Pepper. Beyond its fame from the yellow-colored "Great Waldo Pepper", most people have forgotten the biplane. One of the earl ...
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Albatros DIII The Red Barons Plane
Albatros DIII The Red Barons Plane
The legend of Red Baron is perhaps the most famous and even notorious for the Allies in aviation history. Manfred von Richthofen had 80 confirmed victories to his name, and it was his Albatros DIII that earned him his uni ...
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Silly Airplane Names from Silly Pilots
Silly Airplane Names from Silly Pilots
Seek out the silliest aircraft names and Piper Tomahawk and beech Skipper will come as surprise entries. What is wrong with the name "Tomahawk"? It is an intriguing-looking airplane with pedal-plane ramp perf ...
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FIRST FLIGHTS: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!
FIRST FLIGHTS: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!
I have had the good fortune of being involved in EAA and aircraft building since 1967,and have had an interest for even longer than that. As a youth I knew, through the pages of Air Progress Magazine and other such public ...
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The Interesting Hillson FH40 Slip Wing Hawker Hurricane
The Interesting Hillson FH40 Slip Wing Hawker Hurricane
So we all know biplanes and monoplanes, but there was a concept in the 1930s of a plane that was both, at different times that is. The idea was that a monoplane could be fitted with an additional slip-wing that could be j ...
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Biplanes - Fly High and Explore the Sky
Biplanes - Fly High and Explore the Sky
Biplane airplanes consist of two wings wherein one is place at the top and the other at the bottom of the aircraft's fuselage. This was the first successfully designed and developed airplane to fly. The style of this pla ...
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A Fantastic 1911 Curtiss D Biplane
A Fantastic 1911 Curtiss D Biplane
In the present days we are not familiar with the word "biplane". But there was a time when biplanes were the most convenient means of transportation. Among different biplanes, 1911 Curtiss Model D was one of ...
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