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The E & P Special, sometimes known as the Elston E & P Special, is a homebuilt, single-seat sports aircraft built in the United States and first flown in 1972. [1]

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An aileron (French for 'little wing') is a hinged flight control surface usually forming part of the trailing edge of each wing of a fixed-wing aircraft.

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Airband or Aircraft band is the name for a group of frequencies in the VHF radio spectrum allocated to radio communication in civil aviation, sometimes also referred to as VHF, or phonetically as "Victor".

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An aircraft canopy is the transparent enclosure over the cockpit of some types of aircraft.

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Aircraft fabric covering is a term used for both the material used and the process of covering aircraft open structures.

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An aircraft fairing is a structure whose primary function is to produce a smooth outline and reduce drag.

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Angle of incidence is a measure of deviation of something from "straight on", for example.

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A cantilever is a rigid structural element, such as a beam or a plate, anchored at only one end to a (usually vertical) support from which it is protruding.

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In aeronautics, chord refers to the imaginary straight line joining the leading and trailing edges of an aerofoil.

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A cockpit or flight deck is the area, usually near the front of an aircraft, from which a pilot controls the aircraft.

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The Continental O-170 engine is the collective military designation for a family of small aircraft engines, known under the company designation of A50, A65, A75 and A80.

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Conventional landing gear, or tailwheel-type landing gear, is an aircraft undercarriage consisting of two main wheels forward of the center of gravity and a small wheel or skid to support the tail.

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Dihedral angle is the upward angle from horizontal of the wings or tailplane of a fixed-wing aircraft.

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Elevators are flight control surfaces, usually at the rear of an aircraft, which control the aircraft's pitch, and therefore the angle of attack and the lift of the wing.

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The empennage,Crane, Dale: Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms, third edition, page 194.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the national aviation authority of the United States.

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In automotive engineering, a firewall is the part of the bodywork that separates the engine from the driver and passengers.

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Flaps are devices used to alter the lift characteristics of a wing and are mounted on the trailing edges of the wings of a fixed-wing aircraft to reduce the speed at which the aircraft can be safely flown and to increase the angle of descent for landing.

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A flat-four or horizontally opposed-four is a type of four-cylinder engine, a flat engine with four cylinders arranged horizontally in two banks of two cylinders on each side of a central crankcase.

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Flight dynamics is the study of the performance, stability, and control of vehicles flying through the air or in outer space.

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The fuselage (from the French fuselé "spindle-shaped") is an aircraft's main body section that holds crew and passengers or cargo.

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Glass fiber (or glass fibre) is a material consisting of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass.

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Homebuilt machines are machines built outside of specialised workshops or factories.

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The hydraulic brake is an arrangement of braking mechanism which uses brake fluid, typically containing ethylene glycol, to transfer pressure from the controlling mechanism to the braking mechanism.

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A propeller is a type of fan that transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust.

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A reciprocating engine, also often known as a piston engine, is a heat engine (usually, although there are also pneumatic and hydraulic reciprocating engines) that uses one or more reciprocating pistons to convert pressure into a rotating motion.

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A rudder is a primary control surface used to steer a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, aircraft, or other conveyance that moves through a fluid medium (generally air or water).

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A strut is a structural component designed to resist longitudinal compression.

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A tailplane, also known as horizontal stabiliser (and horizontal stabilizer in the US), is a small lifting surface located on the tail (empennage) behind the main lifting surfaces of a fixed-wing aircraft as well as other non-fixed-wing aircraft such as helicopters and gyroplanes.

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The trailing edge of an aerodynamic surface such as a wing is its rear edge, where the airflow separated by the leading edge rejoins.

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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing fusion, which is distinct from lower temperature metal-joining techniques such as brazing and soldering, which do not melt the base metal.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_%26_P_Special

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