Very well said! I don't understand how people get lost on this topic in discussions about which rules to comply to and whether their insurance might cover the new design. Imagine Wilbur Wright saying: "Oh, we won't meet paragraph @#@#$ of the flying steam carriage regulations! Orville, we are stuffed!"I agree - But!
On the other hand it is nice to not be an aircraft so as not to have to comply with FAR 61 and 91 and all the other requirements. I like being off the radar. This makes operations much easier. Also not being a licenced road vehicle makes around town road operations much better. How many trails and parks do not allow motorized vehicles? Why are bicycles so popular?
I say 250 pounds is a lot of equipment to lug around if it is not needed. 65 mph is fast enough for short trips. And, $25 worth of gas (5 gallons) is enough to burn in a reasonable time before pit stops.
Perhaps some day I will want more but I will worry about some day, some day. Right now I have more and want less. Less is more. More difficult perhaps but what I have now is more and it is not good enough.
This is the concept of "Minimum". Think about a flying solo wheel. That is the freedom of flight that is the long term dream of personal flight. We are closer than ever to that goal. Don't let it slip away.
Who said "If you want to make a man happy do not give him more but have him want less." It's true.