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Indeed, were it not for the noise, relentless hurricane-force wind sometimes mixed with bullets of rain in the face, occasional bug in the mouth, near impossibility of communication, danger of hypothermia, unshielded exposure to the sun's deadly gamma rays, nonexistent baggage space, low-pressure airflow over the cockpits that can suck out cigarettes and charts, dismal forward visibility and it's otherwise shameless impracticality, an open-cockpit biplane might just be the most ideal aircraft ever concieved -- surely, the most wonderous of all man's wonderous machines.
(Pete Fusco)
 
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Aircraft Builder's Frequently Asked Questions
(Builder FAQ and How-To Section)

The FAQ section is intended to answer commonly-asked questions and provide a forum to share helpful techniques. While we obviously can't cover every topic here, we would like to hear from you on anything you wish to know. If it's of interest to others, the question and answer will likely be added here. Remember, there is no such thing as a dumb question, except the one that doesn't get asked... we're here to help. Send us your questions!

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GENERAL INFO
WINGS
  · Hale used to offer routed spars. Why are they no longer available?
  · Why are laminated spars stronger than solid wood?
  · What are the tradeoffs between built-up and routed-ply wing ribs?
  · What are the tradeoffs between aluminum and ply leading edges?
FUSELAGE
  · I bought a project and the fuselage is an inch shorter than the plans. Is this a problem?
GENERAL INFO
  · Who is Steen Aero Lab?
PITTS MODEL 14
GENERAL INFO
  · When will parts kits for the Pitts Model 14 be available?
  · When will plans for the Pitts Model 14 be available?
SKYBOLT
GENERAL INFO
  · I understand the Skybolt Radial drawings have been done for some time. It seems you guys are holding back on them. What's up?
  · What are the historical engineering changes for the original Skybolt?
WINGS
  · Can the new three-piece wing be used with an existing Skybolt fuselage project or rebuild?
  · Can an existing upper wing be adapted for use in the three-section wing?
  · Can an existing wing set be used to construct a three-section wing for the Skybolt Radial having a 2250 gross weight?
  · What are the advantages of the new three-section wing for the Skybolt?
  · Can standard Skybolt wing wire sets be used with the Skybolt Delta or Radial.

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