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Predecessor of World’s Most Popular DIY Airplane Flies Again

It’s been 40 years since pilot and engineer Dick VanGrunsven started selling plans for his first homebuilt airplane design, the Van’s RV-3. In the decades since more than 7,630 of his designs have been built and flown, making the RV series of airplanes the most popular homebuilt aircraft in the world. Now after a chance [...]
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Flying A 102 Year Old Design For The First Time

Vehicles / Cars : Wired: Autopia (4 years ago)

In 1909 a young French aviator completed one of the most daring flights that had ever been attempted. In an airplane of his own design, and with just a 28 horsepower engine, Louis Bleriot was the first pilot to ever cross a major bo... Read Post

New DIY Electric Airplane Takes Flight

Vehicles / Cars : Wired: Autopia (4 years ago)

The number of flying electric airplanes (and pilots) increased by one with the first flight of John Monnett’s Waiex in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Waiex is one of several models of kit built aircraft designed and produced by Monnett’s c... Read Post

What it Takes to Design, Build, and Fly Your Own Reno Air Racer

Vehicles / Cars : Wired: Autopia (last year)

Right now, Elliot Seguin is exactly where he wants to be. The flight test engineer and pilot is either in the cockpit of his Wasabi Air Racing airplane at the Reno Air Races, flying an airplane he designed and built.... Read Post


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