I don't think you're reading those responses correctly. I chose cheap bastard, though I do have a pilots license. The poll only allowed you to select one option, so I don't think you can read the results and figure out how many people have licenses.Very interesting - and very telling!
6 of 29 hold licenses (20%).
I think that explains a lot of what I've read on this forum!
I would wonder how much some other things come into the psyche.Certainly wise, but not the question at hand in this particular poll. I'm interested in knowing why other people are interested in "inexpensive" homebuilts.
Right on. The last airplane that I restored was a headache. Kept it in a heated and AC hanger. I would just fly it when the grass runway was dry and mowed. Laid towels down on the carpet and took my shoes off to keep it clean. After a flight I would spend at least an hour wiping any bug juice off and going over the entire aircraft. Would spend lots of time going over the polished aluminum to keep it looking new. I sold it to a museum in Berlin, Germany. I had just finished the SSSC and would get in with my muddy shoes and taxie down the wet and soft grass runway and watch the water and mud get slung up on the struts and lower part of the wings and just smile. Happy at last.I would wonder how much some other things come into the psyche.
Things like knowing that occasionally you are going to have a repair bill from a hard landing, storage out of sight hoping no one touches it, damage from just moving it around or having others moving their planes around under the same roof.
Like when you get a new car and you're terrified at shopping center car parks for the first few months, does having a cheap plane helps to settle all those nerves?
I'm there. I have a 2 motorcycles. Ride them on occasion. Not much invested so when I don't ride them I don't feel guilty that I have money tied up going to waste. Same with 5 jetskis. Almost no investment because they were junk when I acquired them. My kids and me ride the crap out of them during the summer. If I had to junk one, oh well. Same for boat. I have some machine tools, lathe, milling machine, etc. not much money in that stuff but all of these things are here right now and available when I need it.I would wonder how much some other things come into the psyche.
I think that's good material for another poll!I'd be interested to know out of all the people on here that say they're interested in inexpensive homebuilts, how many are building one or own one?
I know there are a couple:
Are there other's I'm missing?