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Kit plan? #4571403
11/12/17 12:06 AM
11/12/17 12:06 AM
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OneEyeJack Offline OP
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Given having the money, time and location with resources, what kitplane would you build?

My requirement would be 2-place, efficient, some luggage and range...oh and fun to fly.


Re: Kit plan? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4571429
11/12/17 02:37 AM
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Being an EAA member i've seen plenty of kits completed, and plenty of do's and dont's. First check out kit plane magazine in the annual issue. It gives a rundownof each kit and how many are flying. I personally like the GP4, or turbine legend. Several companies have a few or no flying examples of their kits due to complex and poorly drawn instructions. Two, wood, fiberglass/ carbon fiber, and metal kits all have their up and downs.


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Re: Kit plan? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4571480
11/12/17 06:17 AM
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Something amphibious would be fun. With all the lakes in Michigan there are landing strips all over the place.


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Re: Kit plan? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4571730
11/12/17 11:23 AM
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I have always liked the classic KitFox. Lots of places around here to put down and picnic, or fish.

And I have space to build one at my warehouse of junk, which, conveniently, borders the local airport. But ALL my tools were stolen ( hauled off in my truck ) at the last break in.

And I really need three seats ( two normal adults, one kid ). I have a son in law with two young boys interested in aviation, so I guess I really need a small fleet.


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Re: Kit plan? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4571812
11/12/17 01:21 PM
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Buy someone's abandoned kit and finish it smile


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Re: Kit plan? [Re: BrocLuno] #4572154
11/12/17 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
Buy someone's abandoned kit and finish it smile


This is almost always the most economical plan.


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