You can do a lot with paint schemes, you know...I've seen Ercoupes, Luscombes, Cessnas, RVs, all kinds of planes in military colors, and they all look pretty cool.What do i actually want in a plane.? I wanted an WWII fighter plane replica. I know this plane doesn't look like a P-51 mustang but,i have to be realistic.?
That's why you join your local EAA chapter and meet the weird old dudes who know planes and can help you look a project over. And they know who has projects stuck up in the rafters too...I'm sure there is some sweet deals on barnstormers but I'm sure there are some headaches too.
A couple of builders of the CX4 have painted their planes in military paint schemes.
I finished the build and certification (40 hr) test flt hrs. This aircraft is the best of all plan/kit built plane. If you want a plane that flies, maneuvers, as a P-51 this is it. It does have one problem. It doesn not go down and slow down, without the speed brake mod. I broke a crankshaft/prop in flight and the plane saved my life! I glided about a mile back to the field and landed safely. That show how well designed this great little plane is. It has one of the best glide ratios and is fast. I tried to sale this plane for $7000. and if you put an engine on it now, It will be worth $18,000 but would only be able to get $14,000. at the most. Harold
Resale value sucks for any single-place aircraft. Otherwise it looks like an interesting option
I think there's a growing contingent of us "old farts" that want a sporty airplane. But, realize we don't need or want the expense and added weight of a passenger carrying vehicle. I'm building an -8 now, because I thought I had to have 2 seats back when I started. If I were starting today, I'd build an RV-3 or a Midget Mustang.It seems to me the RV-3 is an in-demand single place plane.