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Piper aircraft: books - history and technology

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Piper Cub, l'avion passion

Né de l'imagination fertile d'un ingénieur autodidacte, au cœur de la grande crise économique américaine de 1929, le Piper Cub aura su s'imposer dans un monde qui pensait à tout autre chose qu'à l'aviation légère de loisirs.
Cet ouvrage retrace l'histoire des hommes qui l'ont conçu, construit et piloté et en particulier de Clarence Gilbert Taylor et William Thomas Piper. De sa conception à sa descendance, en passant par les heures sombres du second conflit mondial, c'est un regard complet qui est porté sur cet avion et ses dérivés.
Illustré de nombreuses photographies et plans trois vues, ce livre répond également aux attentes des maquettistes.

Technicien de l'industrie aérospatiale, journaliste aéronautique et pilote de Piper Cub, André Bréand offre avec cette étude complète et détaillée le premier ouvrage historique en langue française sur le Cub, ses ancêtres et ses dérivés.

Table de matières :

Introduction
1) Les avions Taylor ou l'origine du Cub
2) La naissance du Cub
3) Lock Haven ou l'heure de la réussite industrielle - L'incendie de Bradford - Du J2 au J3 - Les dérivés du Cub
4) Le Cub endosse l'uniforme - Du Cub au Grasshopper - Baptême du feu pour le Cub - Sous les cocardes françaises - La seconde vie du L-4
5) La famille s'agrandit ) les enfants du Cub - J4 Cub Coupe et J5 Cub Cruiser - PA-11, le Cub de la Paix - Super Cruiser, le cousin - La crise, le retour ! - La famille Vagabond
6) Super Cub, le vrai PA-18 - La puissance en plus - Le Super Cub tire sa révérence - Le remplaçant du Grasshopper - En service dans l'ALAT - Les Super Cub de collection
7) Un exemple d'optimisation technique - Des options techniques géniales - Acheter ou rénover un Cub ) ce qu'il faut savoir !
8) Les répliques du Cub - Wag-Aero - American Legend Cub - CubCrafters - Mid Eastern Aviation - Replicub
Annexes

Author:André Bréand
Specs:158 pages, 24 x 17 x 1 cm / 9 x 6.7 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Cépaduès Editions (F, 2016)
EAN:9782364935518
Book: Piper Cub, l'avion passion

Piper Cub, l'avion passion

Language: French

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Piper Cub

Kaum ein Flugzeug symbolisiert die Sportfliegerei besser als die 1937 erstmals geflogene Piper "Cub". Der einfache wie geniale Entwurf legte den Grundstein für eine erfolgreiche Flugzeugfamilie sowie unzählige Nachbauten. Über 40.000 Maschinen wurden im Laufe der Jahre in verschiedensten Varianten gebaut und machen die zumeist knallgelb lackierte "Cub" mit ihrem zeitlosen Design in ihrer Klasse zum meistgebauten Flugzeug weltweit. Die beiden Autoren portraitieren in einmaliger Weise die Geschichte dieses faszinierenden Flugzeugs.

Pages of the book Piper Cub (1)

Author:Hellmut Penner, Frank Herzog
Specs:224 pages, 26.5 x 23 cm / 10.4 x 9.1 in, hardback
Illustrations:56 b&w and 182 colour photographs, 8 drawings
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2013)
Series:Flugzeugtypen
EAN:9783613036031

How to Fly a Piper Cub

Built by Piper Aircraft between 1937 and 1947, the J-3 Cub is one of history's best-known civil aircraft. The Cub's simplicity and affordability led to the plane being dubbed the "Model T of the Sky", and ushered in a new era in aviation in which anyone could fly. Just over 20, 000 Cubs were built, including an enormous number as trainer aircraft during WWII.

Originally printed in 1945, when all Piper production was restricted for military use, this "How to Fly a Piper Cub" booklet looked ahead to the post-war era. Printed in color with rich illustrations, spec sheets and b&w photos, it's a nostalgic piece of history that no Piper fan can resist.

Author:Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Specs:32 pages, 21.5 x 14 cm / 8.5 x 5.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Periscope Film (USA, 2011)
EAN:9781935700609
Book: How to Fly a Piper Cub

How to Fly a Piper Cub

Language: English

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Piper Cherokee - A Family History

After the Cessna 172, the Piper Cherokee is one of the most popular aircraft for the owner/pilot. The Cherokee has been in continuous production since 1960, and a variety of models are made, with engines of differing specifications, to give range and fuel economy variations within the class of aircraft. Four and six-seat versions are made, and some have retractable undercarriage and turbo-charging.

This book describes the heritage and development of the entire Piper Cherokee family; its safety and ownership characteristics; internal and external details; and a range of special variants from STOL modifications and new engines to seaplanes and tailwheel conversions. The hugely successful Piper PA-28 was produced and sold as a direct competitor to the Cessna 172. Initially produced with a rectangular wing planform and fixed undercarriage, it was available with installed powers ranging from 140 to 235 hp. A retractable undercarriage resulted in the Arrow series. The closely related PA-32 Cherokee Six, Saratoga and Six X are larger high performance aircraft. Versions of the PA-32 fitted with retractable undercarriages are the Lance and the sophisticated Saratoga II series.
Over 32,000 Cherokees have been manufactured for both civilian and military use.

Author:Ron Smith
Specs:96 pages, 23.5 x 16.5 x 0.9 cm / 9.25 x 6.5 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:156 illustrations, including 143 colour photographs
Publisher:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2012)
EAN:9781445608501
Book: Piper Cherokee - A Family History

Piper Cherokee - A Family History

Language: English

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