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Building an airplane


Last updated 7/19/2007 at Noon

John Maus’ desire to return to aviation led him to build his own airplane. Not only did he complete the task, but he finished the work in ten months.

“I made it my job. My wife, she called it my mistress,” Maus said. “I worked at it every day, including Christmas.”

Maus worked days of eight hours or more to build the aircraft. “Usually it takes people about five years to do this if they do it in their spare time on weekends,” he said. “I just worked on it full-time.”

Maus began his work on the Kit Fox 7 on August 16, 2006. The first flight occurred on July 3, 2007, alth...

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