As I mentioned in another thread, my choice was made for me when I rescued an Aeronca L3B in April. A typical barn-treasure we all dream of finding, needs total restoration, but it was complete (more than complete, in fact; spare parts too) and undamaged and not even a single cracked rib. A real warbird, no less, built in 1942. I think this is a perfect LSA trainer, for many reasons: Solos from the front seat, big roomy and elevated rear seat for the instructor, wide fuselage (wider than the civilian Tandem models), brakes front and rear, lots of headroom. Cruise speed is not much of a factor for a trainer and most airplanes of this weight with the A-65 climb more or less the same. An A-75 upgrade is probably worthwhile. Despite the fact that this was a simply a serendipitous find, if I was to look for a tailwheel LSA trainer, this would be it, had I only known more about it. There are still a few out there. My aim is to teach old school flying and how many people will be able to say they learned on a genuine WW2 trainer? I agree, there are many bargains to be had if you're not looking for LSA: Stinson 108s have to eb the most airplane for the dollar you can get these days, for example. Quite a few Pacers out there too, mostly with one wing bent from a ground loop! Find two with opposite broken wings and you have a real bargain! I actually saw this on barnstormers.com a while ago.