I have always wanted to build an airplane. I did build three ultralights from kits, flew them, and I am still here, so I must have been doing something right. A small airplane should not be much different, just take more time. Right now I am stuck restoring my boat, so it will have to wait a year or two, but I can’t still dream an plan ahead, right?
I used to want a fast plane, one of those formula one racers with stubby wings and a big engine flying at 200Kts+. But flying, if it is about the thrill, is also about sharing the fun with others. For that, you need a two-seater. I used to own a VW-powered biplane of a very original design:
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So, I will keep dreaming for now. After all, that’s what keeps us going. If I didn’t have those two projects, I would be rather depressed. I need to work with my hands, that computer business of mine doesn’t fill that need. But, oh, wait, they have a starter kit to build the tail for $375! And my friend Erin has that broken Volkswagen bug in the car port… Hum…