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Index Homebuilt aircraft

Homebuilt aircraft, also known as amateur-built aircraft or kit planes, are constructed by persons for whom this is not a professional activity. [1]

113 relations: Ace Baby Ace, Aircraft design process, Aircraft engine, Aircraft fabric covering, Aircraft Kit Industry Association, Aircraft pilot, Airworthiness certificate, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Aluminium, AMD Zodiac, Arlington Fly-In, Arlington, Washington, Australia, Autopilot, Bede Aircraft, Bernard Pietenpol, Bowers Fly Baby, Brazil, Burt Rutan, Butt joint, Cabin pressurization, Camping, Canard (aeronautics), Car, Carbon fiber reinforced polymer, Chainsaw, Charles Lindbergh, Chevrolet Corvair engine, Cirrus VK-30, Clément Ader, Commercial aviation, Composite material, Continental Motors, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, Douglas fir, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Epoxy, Europa XS, Experimental aircraft, Experimental Aircraft Association, Federal Aviation Administration, Fiberglass, Flat-four engine, Fly-in, General aviation, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Gusset, Heathkit, Henri Mignet, Hugo Junkers, ..., Jabiru Aircraft, Junqua Ibis, Kevlar, Kit car, Klapmeier brothers, Lakeland, Florida, Lancair, Lancair Propjet, Lawsuit, Light Aircraft Association, Lycoming Engines, Mazda, Mechanix Illustrated, Mignet Pou-du-Ciel, Mini-MAX, Monoplane, Motorcycle, Murphy Aircraft, Murphy Maverick, Murphy Moose, Murphy Rebel, Murphy Super Rebel, National Air Races, National Transportation Safety Board, New Zealand, Ohio, Operating certificate, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Paul Poberezny, Picea sitchensis, Pietenpol Air Camper, PIK-26, Plywood, Polyester, Pusher configuration, Radio navigation, Rand Robinson KR-1, Randy Babbitt, Richard VanGrunsven, Rivet, Rotax, Rutan Long-EZ, Rutan VariEze, Santos-Dumont Demoiselle, South Africa, Steel, Subaru, Sun 'n Fun, Turboprop, Type certificate, Ultralight aviation, United Kingdom, United States, Van's Aircraft, Van's Aircraft RV-10, Van's Aircraft RV-4, Van's Aircraft RV-8, Vinyl ester resin, Volkswagen, Wankel engine, World War I, Wright brothers, Zenith STOL CH 701. Expand index (63 more) »

Ace Baby Ace

The Ace Baby Ace was the world's first aircraft to be marketed as a homebuilt aircraft when its plans were offered for sale in 1929.

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Aircraft design process

The aircraft design process is the engineering design process by which aircraft are designed.

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Aircraft engine

An aircraft engine is the component of the propulsion system for an aircraft that generates mechanical power.

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Aircraft fabric covering

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

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Aircraft Kit Industry Association

The Aircraft Kit Industry Association (AKIA) is an American aviation advocacy association that was formed in July 2012 and formally constituted at AirVenture 2012.

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Aircraft pilot

An aircraft pilot or aviator is a person who controls the flight of an aircraft by operating its directional flight controls.

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Airworthiness certificate

A Certificate of Airworthiness is a permit for operation, issued for an aircraft by the national aviation authority in the state/nation in which the aircraft is registered.

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Alberto Santos-Dumont

Alberto Santos-Dumont (20 July 187323 July 1932, usually referred to as simply Santos-Dumont) was a Brazilian inventor and aviation pioneer, one of the very few people to have contributed significantly to the development of both lighter-than-air and heavier-than-air aircraft.

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Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al and atomic number 13.

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AMD Zodiac

The Zodiac is a family of Canadian all-metal, two-seat, fixed landing gear airplanes that first flew in 1984.

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Arlington Fly-In

The Arlington Fly-In, also known as the Arlington Air Show, is an annual airshow hosted in Arlington, Washington at the Arlington Municipal Airport (IATA airport code AWO).

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Arlington, Washington

Arlington is a city in northern Snohomish County, Washington, United States, part of the Seattle metropolitan area.

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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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An autopilot is a system used to control the trajectory of an aircraft without constant 'hands-on' control by a human operator being required.

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Bede Aircraft

Bede Aircraft Corporation was founded by controversial aeronautical engineer Jim Bede in 1961 to produce the BD-1 kit aircraft, which eventually became the American Aviation Corporation's AA-1.

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Bernard Pietenpol

Bernard H. Pietenpol (1901–1984) was an aircraft designer.

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Bowers Fly Baby

The Bowers Fly Baby is a homebuilt, single-seat, open-cockpit, wood and fabric low-wing monoplane that was designed by famed United States aircraft designer and Boeing historian, Peter M. Bowers.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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Burt Rutan

Elbert Leander "Burt" Rutan (born June 17, 1943) is a retired American aerospace engineer noted for his originality in designing light, strong, unusual-looking, energy-efficient aircraft.

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Butt joint

A butt joint is a technique in which two pieces of material are joined by simply placing their ends together without any special shaping.

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Cabin pressurization

Cabin pressurization is a process in which conditioned air is pumped into the cabin of an aircraft or spacecraft, in order to create a safe and comfortable environment for passengers and crew flying at high altitudes.

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Camping is an outdoor activity involving overnight stays away from home in a shelter, such as a tent.

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Canard (aeronautics)

A canard is an aeronautical arrangement wherein a small forewing or foreplane is placed forward of the main wing of a fixed-wing aircraft.

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A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation.

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Carbon fiber reinforced polymer

Carbon fiber reinforced polymer, carbon fiber reinforced plastic or carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP, CRP, CFRTP or often simply carbon fiber, carbon composite or even carbon), is an extremely strong and light fiber-reinforced plastic which contains carbon fibers.

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A chainsaw is a portable, mechanical saw which cuts with a set of teeth attached to a rotating chain that runs along a guide bar.

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Charles Lindbergh

Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974), nicknamed Lucky Lindy, The Lone Eagle, and Slim was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist.

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Chevrolet Corvair engine

The Chevrolet Corvair engine is a flat-six boxer piston engine that was used in the 1960s Chevrolet Corvair automobile.

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Cirrus VK-30

The Cirrus VK-30 is a single-engine pusher-propeller homebuilt aircraft originally sold as a kit by Cirrus Design (now called Cirrus Aircraft), and was the company's first model.

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Clément Ader

Clément Ader (2 April 1841 – 3 May 1925) was a French inventor and engineer who was born in Muret, Haute-Garonne (a distant suburb of Toulouse), and died in Toulouse.

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Commercial aviation

Commercial aviation is the part of civil aviation (both general aviation and scheduled airline services) that involves operating aircraft for hire to transport passengers or multiple loads of cargo.

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Composite material

A composite material (also called a composition material or shortened to composite, which is the common name) is a material made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics different from the individual components.

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Continental Motors, Inc.

Continental Motors, Inc. is an aircraft engine manufacturer located at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama, United States.

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Dayton, Ohio

Dayton is the sixth-largest city in the state of Ohio and the county seat of Montgomery County.

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Douglas fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii, commonly known as Douglas fir, Douglas-fir and Oregon pine, is an evergreen conifer species native to western North America.

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (formerly the EAA Annual Convention and Fly-In) is an annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts held each summer at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States.

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Epoxy is either any of the basic components or the cured end products of epoxy resins, as well as a colloquial name for the epoxide functional group.

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Europa XS

The Europa XS and Europa Classic are a family of British composite two-place low-wing monoplane kit aircraft.

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Experimental aircraft

An experimental aircraft is an aircraft that has not yet been fully proven in flight.

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Experimental Aircraft Association

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is an international organization of aviation enthusiasts based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation.

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Fiberglass (US) or fibreglass (UK) is a common type of fiber-reinforced plastic using glass fiber.

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Flat-four engine

A flat-four or horizontally opposed-four is a flat engine with four cylinders arranged in two horizontal banks of two, each bank lying opposite the other, a crankcase between them.

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A fly-in is a pre-arranged gathering of aircraft, pilots and passengers for recreational and social purposes.

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General aviation

General aviation (GA) is all civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services and non-scheduled air transport operations for remuneration or hire.

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Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is an American multinational tire manufacturing company founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling and based in Akron, Ohio.

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In sewing, a gusset is a triangular or rhomboidal piece of fabric inserted into a seam to add breadth or reduce stress from tight-fitting clothing.

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Heathkit is the brand name of kits and other electronic products produced and marketed by the Heath Company.

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Henri Mignet

Henri Mignet, (October 19, 1893 – August 31, 1965), was a French radio engineer who became well known as an aircraft designer and builder.

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Hugo Junkers

Hugo Junkers (3 February 1859 – 3 February 1935) was a German aircraft engineer and aircraft designer.

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Jabiru Aircraft

Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd is an Australian aircraft manufacturer that produces a range of kit- and ready-built civil light aircraft in Bundaberg, Queensland.

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Junqua Ibis

The Junqua Ibis RJ03 is a wooden tandem seat pusher canard light aircraft, designed in France in the early 1990s for homebuilding.

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Kevlar is a heat-resistant and strong synthetic fiber, related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora.

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Kit car

A kit car is an automobile that is available as a set of parts that a manufacturer sells and the buyer then assembles into a functioning car.

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Klapmeier brothers

The Klapmeier brothers, Alan Lee Klapmeier (born October 6, 1958) and Dale Edward Klapmeier (born July 2, 1961), are American aircraft designers, aviation businessmen, and entrepreneurs who together founded the Cirrus Design Corporation in 1984.

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Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, along Interstate 4 east of Tampa.

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Lancair International, Inc. (pronounced "lance-air") is a U.S. manufacturer of general aviation aircraft kits.

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Lancair Propjet

The Lancair Propjet is a four-seat, pressurized, composite aircraft powered by a 750-hp Walter M601E turboprop engine.

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A lawsuit (or suit in law) is "a vernacular term for a suit, action, or cause instituted or depending between two private persons in the courts of law." A lawsuit is any proceeding by a party or parties against another in a court of law.

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Light Aircraft Association

The Light Aircraft Association is the representative body in the United Kingdom for amateur aircraft construction, and recreational and sport flying.

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Lycoming Engines

Lycoming Engines is a major American manufacturer of aircraft engines.

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, commonly referred to as simply Mazda, is a Japanese multinational automaker based in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

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Mechanix Illustrated

Mechanix Illustrated is an American magazine published by John August Media, LLC, and hosted at TechnicaCuriosa.com.

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Mignet Pou-du-Ciel

The Flying Flea (Pou du Ciel literally "Louse of the Sky" in French) is a large family of light homebuilt aircraft first flown in 1933.

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The Team Mini-MAX is a large family of single-seat, mid-wing, strut-braced, single engine aircraft, available in kit form for amateur construction.

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A monoplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with a single main wing plane, in contrast to a biplane or other multiplane, each of which has multiple planes.

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A motorcycle, often called a bike, motorbike, or cycle, is a two-> or three-wheeled motor vehicle.

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Murphy Aircraft

Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing Limited is a Canadian maker of civil general aviation kits for amateur construction.

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Murphy Maverick

The Murphy Maverick is a Canadian two-seat fixed-wing ultralight monoplane designed by Murphy Aircraft of British Columbia.

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Murphy Moose

The Murphy Moose is a Canadian high-wing utility light aircraft produced in kit form by Murphy Aircraft of Chilliwack, British Columbia for amateur construction.

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Murphy Rebel

The Murphy Rebel is a two- or three-seat, strut braced, high wing, taildragger monoplane which is sold in kit form by Murphy Aircraft in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

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Murphy Super Rebel

The Murphy SR2500 Super Rebel is a Canadian four-seat monoplane designed by Murphy Aircraft of British Columbia.

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National Air Races

The National Air Races (also known as Pulitzer Trophy Races) are a series of pylon and cross-country races that took place in the United States since 1920.

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National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. government investigative agency responsible for civil transportation accident investigation.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States.

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Operating certificate

Operating certificate is a category of license issued by a government agency allowing an individual or company to provide a controlled type of service.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Oshkosh is a city in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States, located where the Fox River enters Lake Winnebago from the west.

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Paul Poberezny

Paul Howard Poberezny (September 14, 1921 – August 22, 2013) was an American aviator, entrepreneur, and aircraft designer.

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Picea sitchensis

Picea sitchensis, the Sitka spruce, is a large, coniferous, evergreen tree growing to almost 100 m (330 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter at breast height that can exceed 5 m (16 ft).

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Pietenpol Air Camper

The Pietenpol Air Camper is a simple parasol wing homebuilt aircraft designed by Bernard H. Pietenpol.

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PIK-26 Mini-Sytky is a low-wing monoplane, designed by the Finnish aircraft designer Kai Mellen.

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Plywood is a sheet material manufactured from thin layers or "plies" of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another.

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Polyester is a category of polymers that contain the ester functional group in their main chain.

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Pusher configuration

In a vehicle with a pusher configuration (as opposed to a tractor configuration), the propeller(s) are mounted behind their respective engine(s).

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Radio navigation

Radio navigation or radionavigation is the application of radio frequencies to determine a position of an object on the Earth.

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Rand Robinson KR-1

The Rand Robinson KR-1 is a single-seat, single-engine sport aircraft designed in the United States in the early 1970s and marketed for homebuilding.

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Randy Babbitt

Jerome Randolph “Randy” Babbitt, (born June 9, 1946) is an American businessman and former government administrator.

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Richard VanGrunsven

Richard E. "Dick" VanGrunsven (born 1939) is an American aircraft designer and kit plane manufacturer.

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A rivet is a permanent mechanical fastener.

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Rotax is the brand name for a range of internal combustion engines developed and manufactured by the Austrian company BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG (until 2016 BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co. KG), in turn owned by the Canadian Bombardier Recreational Products.

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Rutan Long-EZ

The Rutan Model 61 Long-EZ is a homebuilt aircraft with a canard layout designed by Burt Rutan's Rutan Aircraft Factory.

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Rutan VariEze

The Rutan VariEze is a composite, canard aircraft designed by Burt Rutan.

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Santos-Dumont Demoiselle

The Santos-Dumont Demoiselle ("Damselfly" or "Damsel") was a series of aircraft built in France by world aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont.

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon and other elements.

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(or) is the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Subaru Corporation (formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries), the twenty-second largest automaker by production worldwide in 2012.

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Sun 'n Fun

Sun 'n Fun Fly-In, Inc. (officially styled SUN 'n FUN) is a nonprofit organization in Lakeland, Florida dedicated to the promotion of aviation education.

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A turboprop engine is a turbine engine that drives an aircraft propeller.

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Type certificate

A type certificate signifies the airworthiness of a particular category of aircraft, according to its manufacturing design (‘type’).

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Ultralight aviation

Ultralight aviation (called microlight aviation in some countries) is the flying of lightweight, 1- or 2-seat fixed-wing aircraft.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United States

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

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Van's Aircraft

Van's Aircraft is an American kit aircraft manufacturer, founded by Richard "Van" VanGrunsven in 1973.

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Van's Aircraft RV-10

The Van's Aircraft RV-10 is a four-seat, single-engine, low-wing homebuilt airplane sold in kit form by Van's Aircraft.

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Van's Aircraft RV-4

The Van's RV-4 is an American light homebuilt aircraft supplied in kit form by Van's Aircraft of Aurora, Oregon.

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Van's Aircraft RV-8

The Van’s RV-8 is a tandem two-seat, single-engine, low-wing homebuilt aircraft sold in kit form by Van's Aircraft.

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Vinyl ester resin

Vinyl ester resin, or often just vinyl ester, is a resin produced by the esterification of an epoxy resin with acrylic or methacrylic acids.

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Volkswagen, shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded on 28 May 1937 by the German Labour Front under Adolf Hitler and headquartered in Wolfsburg.

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Wankel engine

The Wankel engine is a type of internal combustion engine using an eccentric rotary design to convert pressure into rotating motion.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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Wright brothers

The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane.

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Zenith STOL CH 701

The Zenith STOL CH 701 and CH 750 are a family of light, two-place kit-built STOL aircraft designed by Canadian aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz through his Midland, Ontario based company, Zenair.

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