Summary and Info
Used as a text in several universities and aircraft companies, a very popular book among amateur and professional designers. A step-by-step description of the PL-1 and PL-2 preliminary designs; the reasoning behind each feature, with no high math. Easy to read, 80 pages, 61 figures.18 tables, even some cartoons by the author. "This book is full of American spirit... [I]t explains intelligently all the problems in great detail, e.g., designing a 'good looking' airplane, or solving the problem of manufacturing parts." (January 1971) - Professor Shisho Naito, Chief Design Engineer of the FA-200 light airplane, Fuji Heavy Industries.