I guess, why the fight to keep up an old certified plane you don’t already own when there are thousands of homebuilts for sale that you can do what you want? I don’t own my dream aircraft but I do own a pretty good facsimile of one I want to own. It’s mine. In general, certified aircraft only have one value; to make money with. Stay away otherwise if you dream of doing stuff yourself and not playing the red tape game. There are two viable camps. Certified and homebuilt. You don’t get to mix and if you think about it, they will kill the homebuilt way before they would kill certified. Bla bla bla if you don’t like the rules in the US. In the rest of the world, the minimum level of maintenance on a Cessna 172 is pretty close to equal to regional airline rules in the US. Homebuilts have to be maintained by certified mechanics. You are barking up the wrong tree when the US is constantly being pressured into being like the Europeans because they want the tax revenue. Tax down participation is how they control the airways in Europe. It’s why people fly LSA planes over there, smallest tax footprint. Start standing up for what you have now because they are trying to take it away. I’m not joking.