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The Thorp T-18 is a two-place, all-metal, plans-built, homebuilt aircraft designed in 1963 by John Thorp. [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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Aluminium (or aluminum; see) is a chemical element in the boron group with symbol Al and atomic number 13.

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Bubble canopy

A bubble canopy is a canopy made without bracing, which attempts to provide 360° vision to the pilot.

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Circumnavigation is travelling all the way around an island, a continent, or (usually) the entire planet.

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A cowling is the covering of a vehicle's engine, most often found on automobiles and aircraft.

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Cylinder head

In an internal combustion engine, the cylinder head (often informally abbreviated to just head) sits above the cylinders on top of the cylinder block.

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Donald Taylor (aviator)

Donald P. Taylor (born October 1, 1918) is an American aviator, notable for being in the late summer and early fall of 1976 the first person in history to successfully fly a homebuilt aircraft around the world making him an Earthrounder.

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

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Flap (aeronautics)

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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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.

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Jeffair Barracuda

The Jeffair Barracuda is a high-performance sporting monoplane that was developed in the United States in the 1970s and is marketed for homebuilding.

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John Thorp

John Willard Thorp (June 20, 1912 – April 18, 1992) was an American aeronautical engineer who made significant contributions to aircraft design throughout his life.

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Lycoming Engines

Lycoming is a major American manufacturer of aircraft engines.

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Lycoming O-290

The Lycoming O-290 is a dual ignition, four-cylinder, air-cooled, horizontally opposed aircraft engine.

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Lycoming O-320

The Lycoming O-320 is a large family of 92 different normally aspirated, air-cooled, four-cylinder, direct-drive engines commonly used on light aircraft such as the Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee.

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Lycoming O-340

The Lycoming O-340 is a family of four-cylinder horizontally opposed, carburetor-equipped aircraft engines, that was manufactured by Lycoming Engines in the mid-1950s.

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Lycoming O-360

The Lycoming O-360 is a family of four-cylinder, direct-drive, horizontally opposed, air-cooled, piston aircraft engines.

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Mustang Aeronautics Mustang II

The Mustang Aeronautics Mustang II is a two-seat aerobatic sports airplane developed and marketed in the United States for homebuilding.

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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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Smyth Sidewinder

The Smyth Model S Sidewinder is an all-metal two-seat side-by-side low-wing homebuilt aircraft, designed and developed in the United States.

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Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II

The Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II is an American amateur-built aircraft that was designed by Tom Hamilton and produced by Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft and later Glasair Aviation as a kit for amateur construction.

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Thorp T-211

The T-211 is a light aircraft designed in the US by John Thorp in 1945.

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Tricycle landing gear

Tricycle gear is a type of aircraft undercarriage, or landing gear, arranged in a tricycle fashion.

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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-6

The Van's RV-6 and RV-6A are two-seat, single-engine, low-wing homebuilt airplanes sold in kit form by Van's Aircraft.

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Thorp S-18, Thorp T-18 Tiger, Thorp Tiger, Thorpe T-18.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorp_T-18

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