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EAA Makes Homebuilt Airplanes a Possibility

By | August 7, 2014
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Volunteers Help Build One Week Wonder
Volunteers Help Build One Week Wonder Photo: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

[Avionics Today 08-07-2014] The One Week Wonder, an airplane assembled in just seven days by more than 2,500 volunteers, recently took flight at the Witman Regional Airport in Wisconsin. The Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Jeff Skiles flew the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer N140WW, assembled as a project at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow.

The main goal of the project was to prove that building one’s own airplane is an attainable goal, according to Charlie Becker, EAA community director and homebuilt community manager, who led the program.

 
“It was built in a week, and it is a basic airplane, but it also has a state of the art engine (Rotax 912 iS) and a touch-screen Dynon panel,” said Sebastien Heintz, Zenith president. “Nobody builds a plane alone. There are resources out there like EAA, and everyone’s goal is to make building an airplane more common.”

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