Standard J1 The Great Waldo Pepper
Standard J1 The Great Waldo Pepper
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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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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Vintage D 25 Rides in Wisconsin
Vintage D 25 Rides in Wisconsin
Visitors and locals in Gadsden, Alabama can now get a taste of how it was to fly in those early year biplanes. The company Biplane Rides of America is bringing 2 biplanes to the Northeast Alabama Regional Airport.The vint ...
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How to Measure Wing Incidence and Decalage in Biplanes?
How to Measure Wing Incidence and Decalage in Biplanes?
If you have the right digital control throw meter, it is easier to measure the angles of incidence and decalage. It is possible to set a zero reference angle anywhere, making it easier to set up your aerobatic plane or g ...
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