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Question 1: As the sophistication of the kits improved, components such as ________ and more advanced navigation instruments became common.
Aircraft flight control systemGlass cockpitInertial navigation systemAutopilot

Question 2: Even if the ________, Clément Ader, and their successors had commercial objectives in mind, the first aircraft were constructed by passionate enthusiasts whose goal was to fly.
First flying machineWright FlyerWright brothersFixed-wing aircraft

Question 3: Canard designs such as the VariEze and Long EZ designed by ________.
Scaled Composites White Knight TwoBurt RutanScaled Composites White KnightScaled Composites

Question 4: Unlike the wood construction techniques used in other applications, virtually all wooden joints in aircraft are simple ________, with plywood gussets.
Rip cutRouter (woodworking)Miter sawButt joint

Question 5: Aviation took a leap forward with the industrialization that accompanied ________.
Western Front (World War I)Armenian GenocideCaucasus CampaignWorld War I

Question 6: An example of high-end homebuilt design is ________, which has developed a number of high-performance kits.
Columbia AircraftLancairLancair EvolutionLancair IV

Question 7: ________ during the 1970s and 1980s caused stagnation in the small aircraft market, forcing the surviving companies to retain older, proven designs.
LawsuitClass actionAnswerDefault judgment

Question 8: Wooden structural members are joined with adhesive, usually ________.

Question 9: A combination of cost and ________, which has discouraged general aviation manufacturers from introducing new designs, has led to homebuilts outselling factory types by five to one.
Class actionAnswerDefault judgmentLawsuit

Question 10: The most commonly-used woods are Sitka spruce and ________, which offer excellent strength-to-weight ratios.

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