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#4571403 - 11/12/17 12:06 AM Kit plan?
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7479
Loc: S California
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.


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#4571429 - 11/12/17 02:37 AM Re: Kit plan? [Re: OneEyeJack]
97prizm Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 749
Loc: USA
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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#4571480 - 11/12/17 06:17 AM Re: Kit plan? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Registered: 03/28/10
Posts: 1320
Loc: Michigan
Something amphibious would be fun. With all the lakes in Michigan there are landing strips all over the place.
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#4571730 - 11/12/17 11:23 AM Re: Kit plan? [Re: OneEyeJack]
Win Offline


Registered: 02/05/03
Posts: 4448
Loc: Arkansas
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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#4571812 - 11/12/17 01:21 PM Re: Kit plan? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Registered: 09/06/15
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Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Buy someone's abandoned kit and finish it smile
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#4572154 - 11/12/17 06:59 PM Re: Kit plan? [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
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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