I was encouraged to start a new thread, to introduce y'all to my self-designed, scratch built, carbon, legal U/L. Here's some specs: Dry weight: 229#, including the BRS chute Maximum gross weight: 460# Engine: CorsAir M25Y, recoil start, with float/slide carb, about 21Hp tuned for silent running. Prop: PowerFin E-2, 50" Cruise: 40 to 55 mph. I usually cruise at 50 mph Fuel consumption: 1.2 gph Vne: 70 mph Stall speed: 27 mph Controls: 3 axis. Right stick controls ailerons and stabilator. Left stick controls throttle and rudders. Foot controled nose wheel steering. Design loads: +5 and -2 Gs This plane has been looped. Rate of climb: 300 to 400 fpm (in standard conditions) depending on engine tuning. Maximum crosswind component: 15 mph. Covering: Stitts Poly Fiber, fully silvered. Main Gear: Swing arm, with bungee shock absorbers. Fuel capacity: 4.7 gal Construction materials: Mostly carbon fiber, some 2024 aluminum, very little wood and 4130 steel. Control surfaces: Fully counterballanced rudders and stabilator. Dropped ailerons. Dual vertical stabilizers and rudders. Wing construction: Single, tubular, carbon spar. Carbon/styrofoam sandwich ribs. Carbon leading edge. Carbon reinforced, aluminum trailing edge. I have about 700 landings on my Mantis so far. I fly about 4 hours a week. The plane is super easy to fly and land.