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4 Amazing DIY Planes—And How to Build Your Own
LOCATION: Christoval, Texas PLANE: Lucky Stars Homebuilt airplane pilots are motivated by more than aerodynamics. Mark Stull built Lucky Stars with a 4.5-foot-diameter ring tail. It took some clever engineering—and some hair-raising test flights—to make it work. Stull added a hydraulic damper to ensure that the tail didn't swing too far to the side, and balanced the tail by adding weights to the ring. He then moved the seat forward to maintain the craft's center of gravity. - PopularMechanics.