Sportplane Construction Techniques: A
Builder's Handbook by Tony Bingelis
This book is a great technical
resource for homebuilt aircraft builders that includes sections on getting
ready to build, construction practices, fiberglass components, control systems,
aircraft interiors, canopies and windshields, landing gears, instrumentation,
electrical systems, and finishing.
All of Tony's books are must haves for anyone building, or
thinking about building their own airplane. Each is a collection of several
years worth of his columns from the Experimental Aviation Association's
magazine, "Sport Aviation". Each article covers a discrete area in far greater
detail than almost any source, with lots of pictures, and the benefit of not
just Tony's experience (8 airplanes) but also his years in the Air Force, as an
EAA Technical Counselor.