Recent Topics
How much is my truck worth?
by wallyuwl. 09/19/18 09:56 AM
Looking for Spray Detailer Advice
by knerml. 09/19/18 09:51 AM
LUBRICATION ENGINEERS LE1605 NO LONGER GL5!?
by dedonderosa. 09/19/18 09:28 AM
LUBRICATION ENGINEERS LE1605 NO LONGER GL5!?
by dedonderosa. 09/19/18 09:26 AM
When you're too old to drive
by Speak2Mountain. 09/19/18 09:22 AM
Another VW Thread
by Zee09. 09/19/18 09:21 AM
Tremec HP MTF - No more ATF?
by ABomb369. 09/19/18 09:02 AM
Is 0W weight oil the perfect oil?
by Baas95. 09/19/18 08:01 AM
2014 Durango ZF8 transmission fluid recommendation
by MoparMan12. 09/19/18 06:45 AM
Does Rear Heater Need to be On?
by Gebo. 09/19/18 05:04 AM
125 years.
by Silk. 09/19/18 12:38 AM
How a VW DSG Transmission works
by StevieC. 09/18/18 10:42 PM
Full Synthetic vs HM Full Synthetic
by SierraMan. 09/18/18 10:06 PM
Champion AGM batteries
by bbhero. 09/18/18 08:53 PM
General opinion about Cooper CS5 Ultra?
by dan_erickson. 09/18/18 08:37 PM
Rotella Online Rebate
by PumpPusher. 09/18/18 08:13 PM
Audi A4 vs Volkswagen CC...or good old Passat?
by KCJeep. 09/18/18 07:19 PM
GM 454 engine
by dirtymudder. 09/18/18 07:13 PM
Newest Members
vortex64, 19074, Redright9, Clif67, scotstr
66011 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
96 registered members (ABomb369, Ablebody, advocate, 2013ecof150, 2010Civic, Altydoc, 12 invisible), 1,720 guests, and 40 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics290,664
Posts4,847,872
Members66,011
Most Online3,590
Jan 24th, 2017
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Kit plan? #4571403
11/12/17 01:06 AM
11/12/17 01:06 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,485
S California
OneEyeJack Offline OP
OneEyeJack  Offline OP
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,485
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.


Re: Kit plan? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4571429
11/12/17 03:37 AM
11/12/17 03:37 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 764
USA
97prizm Offline
97prizm  Offline
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 764
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.


If at first you don't succeed fail fail again. (Waldorf and Statler.)
1997 Geo Prizm
1984 Mazda RX-7 Spec 7
Re: Kit plan? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4571480
11/12/17 07:17 AM
11/12/17 07:17 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,325
Michigan
BobsArmory Offline
BobsArmory  Offline
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,325
Michigan
Something amphibious would be fun. With all the lakes in Michigan there are landing strips all over the place.


Keeping the forces of evil at bay
2016 Chevy Malibu LT 1.5 Liter Turbo
2017 Chevy Equinox LT 2.4 Liter
Re: Kit plan? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4571730
11/12/17 12:23 PM
11/12/17 12:23 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 4,473
Arkansas
Win Offline
Win  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 4,473
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.


09 Torrent 3.6 V6 M1 0/40
09 Solstice 2.4 I4 Fram 5/30
08 G8 3.6 V6 Fram 5/30
04 Xj8 4.2 V8 Hav 5/40
99 S-10 2.2 I4 RECOVERED
94 Xj12 6.0 V12
Re: Kit plan? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4571812
11/12/17 02:21 PM
11/12/17 02:21 PM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 5,839
Kalifornia Kollective
BrocLuno Offline
BrocLuno  Offline
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 5,839
Kalifornia Kollective
Buy someone's abandoned kit and finish it smile


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Kit plan? [Re: BrocLuno] #4572154
11/12/17 07:59 PM
11/12/17 07:59 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 6,226
Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
Linctex  Offline
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 6,226
Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
Buy someone's abandoned kit and finish it smile


This is almost always the most economical plan.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™