Mason’s biplane

Mason’s biplane distinguishing feature is a wide-track, coil spring landing gear that goes with the design’s easy-flying nature. Cruise speed is 105 to 110 mph and it lands at 45 mph. There are no concessions to speed, what with round, braided-steel cable landing and flying wires, no wheel pants and a large three-pane windshield. But everything is accessible for easy maintenance, and building costs laughably low by today’s measure.

Mason’s biplane distinguishing feature is a wide-track, coil spring landing gear that goes with the design’s easy-flying nature. Cruise speed is 105 to 110 mph and it lands at 45 mph. There are no concessions to speed, what with round, braided-steel cable landing and flying wires, no wheel pants and a large three-pane windshield. But everything is accessible for easy maintenance, and building costs laughably low by today’s measure.

KITPLANES Web editor Omar Filipovic, based in Portland, Oregon, is a GlaStar builder—old school, that is, he’s taking his time and doing everything himself.

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