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This Incredible Plane: Scaled Composites Proteus Scaled Composites Proteus
Designed by Burt Rutan back in the 1990s, the big composite bug of a plane is still busy. more »
Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) Approval Is Not Enough Stills from NASA showing the accretion of ice on the landing edge of a plane wing.
Even with certified ice protection, there is plenty of risk for light planes in real icing conditions. more »
Why Bother With Retractable Gear? Retractable Gear
Tucking the gear costs weight and money, not to mention the risk of gear-up landings. So why are so many pilots still infatuated with them? more »

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