Jim
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What would be the general steps for making a flight in a biplane?
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Simplified, for a fiction book in my best attempt. Step one you'll need to identify a biplane that had electric start, unless someone's available to prop the plane...though the character could do ...

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Why haven't quadcopters been scaled up yet?
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In my mind there is only one thing standing in the way of this form of transportation. Power density

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What are the consequences of flying GA without a license (certificate)?
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As it was explained to me by an unlicensed pilot and an FAA inspector having lunch in rural Alaska, the punishment if any is determined by how serious the infraction. If you are caught like this guy ...

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Who checks that pilots have their licenses?
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I've heard of the FAA conducting ramp checks but never experienced it myself. I've only experienced being checked when there was an accident, and FAA was investigating I've asked this same question ...

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Why don't plane wings start at the front of a plane and end at the back?
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Consider also skin effect. In your scenario, the larger wing surface would create more drag than a typical configuration. Edit, ok I see what you are saying now. And yes, your assumptions are correct....

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