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Single-Engine Aircraft

The single-engine aircraft has remained throughout the history of aviation as the preeminent platform for airframe design. In the beginning, one engine was the logical choice for weight considerations. Also, engine technology was not advanced to the point of providing decent power-to-weight ratios that were attractive for the flying machines of that time. As engine power technology continued to develop, manned, powered flight and the single-engine aircraft were a natural combination as an economical and practical mode of personal transportation. For the sportsman aviator in today’s world, it has remained the logical choice.