Kitplane Construction

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McGraw-Hill, 1996 - Sports & Recreation - 432 pages
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This is a guide to choosing, building and flying homebuilt planes. This edition includes information on available kitplane designs, and quality control data providing tips for reducing future maintenance problems by taking specific steps during construction.

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Ronald J. Wanttaja is an award-winning aviation writer and a former systems engineer with Boeing, who worked in satellite orbit/constellation design and analysis, launch vehicle and onboard propulsion system trades, and operations concepts for space systems. He worked on the early design studies for the International Space Station. An Air Force veteran, he was an on-duty operator for the Defense Support Program missile early-warning satellite. As a freelance aviation journalist, he has written for "Private Pilot, Flying, Sport Aviation, Flight Line, Kitplanes, and other publications. He is author of the book "Kit Airplane Construction, Third Edition, also from McGraw-Hill. His aviation writing has won several prizes, including "Flying Magazine's "Bax Seat Trophy" and a journalism award from the Aviation/Space Writer's Association. Mr. Wanttaja has also written and published historical fiction.

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