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Spitfire Squadron Scrambles Again

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At Enstone, U.K., groups of builders are creating Spitfire replicas. By Geoff Jones.

Built in Britain

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The Light Aircraft Companys Sherwood Ranger. By Geoff Jones.

1909 Blériot XI

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A near-exact replica of the first airplane to fly across the English Channel.

FRED to Florida

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After more than 50 years, Eric Cluttons original prototype is still flying. By Geoff Jones.

Alpi Pioneer 400T

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Pioneering spirit-Italian design. By Geoff Jones.

Meet the Fokker, U.K. Style

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In 1915, Allied pilots called the Eindecker the Scourge. In 2007, three friends in England bought and built Eindecker replica kits, and improved upon the original design. By Geoff Jones.

When the Rooster Flies

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Just because real roosters don't fly doesn't mean that a 100%-original aircraft designed and painted to resemble one wont.

Grinvalds Orion

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Jean Grinvalds’ plansbuilt four-seat pusher design was ahead of its time, predating the Bede BD-5, VariEze, Prescott Pusher and Cirrus VK-30. By Geoff Jones.

In Case You Missed it

Do-It-Yourself Camera Mount

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Homebuilt aircraft struts often require a homebuilt mount.

Kit Stuff

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Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Home Shop Machinist

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Exhausting options-a DIY muffler for a Pietenpol.

Inside KITPLANES: How We Do Aerial Photography

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Marc Cook explains the nuts-and-bolts of how we achieve the aerial photography that appears in the magazine, and offers a few pointers on how to capture your own plane in flight.