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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by bosvark » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:26 pm

[quote="Tortoise man"]I have looked at many plans and bought a few which i thought is cheap and easy to built but what a wake up call if you start to get prices and then start doing the planning . It just never stop and then you must somehow say to yourself how long will this built take 1 year 2 or 3 or 4 and what is the odds that i will finish . i have follow a chap on micro building a babs tin plane and one day he print 99 % finish and 99% from finish that is upsetting and he is still busy. Out of 100 people that start building a plane or yauht 3 finish .
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1) "cheap" and "easy" are both relative. Depending on financial strength or stinginess and level of skill/handiness/ability to learn, respectively. I thought the VP1 was going to be "cheap" :shock: until I ordered aircraft ply, eye-bolts, turnbuckles....but that is still small change to others.

2) I found it not too difficult, but others will find it simple. But then, it will never compare in looks, performance etc, etc. and resale value to a Sling, RV, Cubby & just about everything else you can build in your garage.

3) Home-building and specifically scratch building, is not for the fainthearted. That 99% - 99% thing (Jean Tree's law) is what breaks the spirit. Thousands of little jobs but you can't see progress...
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by Jean Crous » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:58 pm

Cost effective????????? HHHHhhhmmmm ek weet nie ,as mens wil vlieg DAN GAAN DIT GELD KOS :twisted:
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by CharlesDavis » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:10 pm

JeanTree wrote:Cost effective????????? HHHHhhhmmmm ek weet nie ,as mens wil vlieg DAN GAAN DIT GELD KOS :twisted:
Money = Altitude ....
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by Jean Crous » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:15 pm

CharlesDavis wrote:
JeanTree wrote:Cost effective????????? HHHHhhhmmmm ek weet nie ,as mens wil vlieg DAN GAAN DIT GELD KOS :twisted:
Money = Altitude ....
:lol: Lucky for me i dont have much of either :lol: :lol:
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Sun May 10, 2020 3:15 pm

9 year old thread.

Are the views of back then just the same as what they are no - not including our current worldwide situation?

Any new cost effective homebuilds that can be added to the suggestions?
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by Jean Crous » Sat May 16, 2020 6:39 pm

Jayson v Schalkwyk wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 3:15 pm
9 year old thread.

Are the views of back then just the same as what they are no - not including our current worldwide situation?

Any new cost effective homebuilds that can be added to the suggestions?
Jayson hi, ...I think the current state of affairs worldwide, and our weak rand may be "good" for the local manufacturers of kit aircraft. The Kitplanes for Africa range are affordable , the Sling is a bit more pricey , our own Cubby is quite affordable although I realize tandem seating is not for everyone :lol: The Bushcat I think is also affordable. These local aircraft compete with anything from over seas in my opinion. Kit building these days is a lot easier than 20 years ago, because a lot of items now are pre-cut and manufactured for the owner . This all makes for a more affordable kit built aerie, less time spent on building and making parts .
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by Induna » Sat May 16, 2020 7:16 pm

And don't forget the locally built Whisper X350. If you are looking for a high performance homebuild (kind of) then this is the ultimate in R/knot
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