- Mar 13, 2008
- Upper midwest in a house
On the contrary, I can't recall ever seeing these and/or similar opinions espoused - not in HBA anyway. If so I'd have to scratch my head and wonder "What part of HBA do they not understand?"I mean those who think that...a homebuilt should be designed by at least one Boeing engineer, that Lycoming and Continental are the only engines you should use to power an aircraft, that if you dream of building a homebuilt you are far better off buying a used Piper or Cessna, the cruciform shape is the only valid form for aeroplanes, wooden airplanes are dangerous because the glue won’t last 300 years.I have heard these and similar opinions espoused so many times on this forum.
In other aviation forums what you say is true. But here? Perhaps you could provide a cut & paste example?
Agree, which is why I support any kind of flying / plane building / aircraft ownership / activity and have done so for the past 40 yrs, even if I am not motivated to personally participate in that segment.Homebuilding is the last bastion of innovation in light aviation, the large manufacturers have given up on this sector, the cost of flying has gone through the roof. I believe that all dreams of flight should be encouraged, everything from model airplanes, gyros, powered parachutes, trikes et al.