- Jan 3, 2014
This right here.:roll:
I generally do not think it is a question of easy that is the issue. Anyone who takes on the task of building an airplane and finishes it deserves kudo's in my book.
However, I am realistic (I hope). If things go well financially, I am looking to purchase a kit late next year. Reason for a kit versus plans is because of time. I would like to have a working plane before I retire.
This is why I am following/interested in your other thread on build processes you are attempting with the new plane.
You are a 100% correct. Many people, including myself, are battling time. I have a full set of full size WACO plans, I also have the money to build it. I love building from scratch. It probably will never happen.
The Cassutt is dead simple in every possible way and I still am in a serious struggle to build it. Life, you know.
Although I'm a die hard scratch guy I totally understand the quick build option coupled with a very complete and dumbed down kit.
I watched 2 friends build a RV9A and 7 friends build a Sonex. The RV was completed in 4 years and after 12 years still waiting on 6 of the 7 Sonex to get finished.
Some people are ok with building and never flying. I'm like you, I wanna finish it and fly it.
Until a airplane is flying it's not really a airplane, it's a pile of scrap. And I agree, to actually finish it and fly it is a monumental achievement even for the easiest of kits.
When people comment that I'm building a Cassutt I correct them and so no, I'm TRYING to build a Cassutt.