Just curious, but if your composite skills are strong, why would you not immediately go that route? If you compare the two having experience with both now, which in your opinion is the easiest/best? Pros vs. cons.Hey SleeperX7,
Have you considered finding your local EAA chapter. I just did a search and there are loads of them in Ohio. Unsure how close to you, but it is worth a try. I joined my local chapter here in Los Angeles since I dont have the space to build either. Rather then jump in feet first and build something for myself, I have decided to get involved in our club project (Cygnet SF2a) and I figured by doing so, I will also learn many of the skills I will need to build a plane of my own. Also while being there, my choices in planes I would like have changed many times. Before i never owuld have considered a metal airframe because i had no experience in sheet metal; my composite skills are strong. Yet after helping on a Sonex and also a little on an RV9 I am becoming more open to it each day. More so the pop rivet construction over the rivets in the RV.
Also ny joining the EAA club, i have been exposed to more people who fly then I coudl ever imagine. It is a great way to meet people who fly and who are builind or have built. The Have built part is nice since you can get rides in some very interesting planes from members.
Hope this helps.