Inexpensive Homebuilts... Why?

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Which is the closest reason to why you're interested in "inexpensive" homebuilts?

Poll closed Oct 12, 2016.
  1. Have some discipline, save, and get something really nice later.

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  2. I don't make much money. I can barely afford a used ultralight.

    15 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. I have a pilot license, but everyday expenses mean I can't afford what's out there.

    17 vote(s)
    22.7%
  4. I need to get my license, and can afford that or an airplane, not both.

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  5. I'm just a cheap bastard. Aviation costs too much. It should be less.

    31 vote(s)
    41.3%
  6. I CAN afford many offerings, but can't get the (performance, looks, etc.) in my price range.

    9 vote(s)
    12.0%
  7. Have some discipline, save, and get something really nice later.

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  8. I don't make much money. I can barely afford a used ultralight.

    15 vote(s)
    20.0%
  9. I have a pilot license, but everyday expenses mean I can't afford what's out there.

    17 vote(s)
    22.7%
  10. I need to get my license, and can afford that or an airplane, not both.

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  11. I'm just a cheap bastard. Aviation costs too much. It should be less.

    31 vote(s)
    41.3%
  12. I CAN afford many offerings, but can't get the (performance, looks, etc.) in my price range.

    9 vote(s)
    12.0%
  1. Sep 16, 2016 #121

    Little Scrapper

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    I'd love a hummel bird sized single seat LongEz. I think that would sell. It would certainly be fun.
     
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  2. Sep 16, 2016 #122

    autoreply

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    @ Little Scrapper, watch Jeff Kerlo's design!
    You nailed it. Now if you could get 25 or even 10 people together that'd be willing to commit say 10K for development of a kit...
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2016 #123
    I make enough to get by, but cant afford to spend even 10k on a plane up front. I also like the idea of going ahead and building something from the ground up. little bit at a time.
     

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