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  1. How Airplanes Get Made

    The internal combustion engine fascinates so many people. There are garages all over where homeowners have spare parts strewn across floors, workbenches and shelving units just waiting to get put back together so the automobile can carry passengers again. Far fewer people tinker with airplanes, though. It’s not just because fewer people have pilot’s licenses, but because airplanes seem far more complicated. While they are difficult, airplanes aren’t impossible to build.

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  2. Thinking About Rebuilding an Aircraft? Tips for Getting Started

    Aviation enthusiasts are always looking for the next big challenge. For many, the ultimate involves restoring and rebuilding an aircraft. This lofty project is not one to be entered into lightly, but if you decide to take the plunge, here are some factors to consider.

    Find the Right Airplane

    The details of your rebuilding project will depend largely on the specific aircraft you decide to work on. Purchasing an airplane is obviously a huge investment, so you'll need ...
  3. How Aircraft Are Assembled and Tested

    Flight was once thought to be an impossibility, and yet today, air travel is readily available to the point that it’s taken for granted. Despite flying under the radar, there’s a lot that goes into getting aircraft ready to fly, let alone ferry passengers. From manufacture to testing, this is what you need to know about modern aircraft.

    Manufacturing

    The construction of an aircraft faces two major logistical problems. First of all, an airplane is a complex machine, ...
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  4. What New Pilots Need To Know About Airplane Engines

    If you're working towards your pilot's license, you can't wait for the freedom of flying wherever you want in your own plane. Whether your dream about soaring over the coast or gliding over mountains, there are a few things you need to know about your craft's engine before you take off on your own. Educate yourself about these parts of your engine long before your first solo flight.

    Learn the Different Parts
    There are many different parts of air craft, and you must understand ...
  5. 4 Tips For Building Your Own Airplane

    So you've decided you want to build your own airplane. Whether you choose to build from scratch, sourcing all your own materials and assembling yourself, or build from a kit, it can be a daunting endeavor. Once the initial excitement has worn off and you're faced with hours of hard labor and unexpected costs, you might even regret taking it on in the first place. Having the right backup plans and safety nets in place before you begin will help you avoid a lot of headaches.
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