...as will the re­vived, all-com­pos­ite Win­decker Ea­gle

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Chi­nese busi­ness­man Wei Hang, who com­mis­sioned the restoratio­n of a rare Win­decker Ea­gle to air­wor­thi­ness, now plans to start se­ries pro­duc­tion of the all­com­pos­ite air­craft in Chengdu and Tongliao. Along with two of the eight Ea­gles man­u­fac­tured by Dr Leo Win­decker’s com­pany in 1969-70, Hang also bought the pro­duc­tion rights and the type cer­tifi­cate for the de­sign. He plans to pro­duce ‘re­fined copies’ of the air­craft for China’s rapidly ex­pand­ing gen­eral avi­a­tion mar­ket. Mean­while, N4198G, the penul­ti­mate pro­duc­tion air­frame, which is be­ing re­stored for him in the USA, will soon be test flown be­fore it is dis­man­tled and shipped to China for sales pro­mo­tion.

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