dust Posted June 12, 2003 Share Posted June 12, 2003 OK we all know, a kit is easier and faster than plans, right. Now the reality, NO I know, in a kit you get big parts that just need to be put together and in a plans built airplane you have to build every part sooooooooooooooooooooo, IT HAS TO TAKE LONGER. The reality is FALSE. All of the "kits" i am familiar with take longer than a cozy plans built plane. Glassair - 9000 houre Velocity - 9 years retired, full time RV - 6000 hours Check it out, CALL real builders and you will find out that a cozy really can be built by an inexperienced builder in 1800 to 2500 hours. I push the cozy because it is real, nat is a no bs kinda of guy, what he says can be trusted, that is not the case in this hobby. Planes never go near as fast as advertised. They can NOT be built in the time quoted. Except by nat, see he is in retirement and has done this for fun first and money second for the last 15 or so years. He doesn't want people calling after 4,000 hours building and being 1/2 done and yelling. He doesn't want people saying that the plane goes 160 instead of his advertised 220 speed, he just doesn't want the grief, this is a fun exceting hobby and you should get what you were advertised and with a cozy, you do. I make NO money off of the cozy, i just make friends, and good ones at that. The cozy is a "fast build" airplane! Just talk to real people on all planes you are looking at and you will find out the real story! Make sure you love the cozy before you start the build, because if you don't, do not build it, you won't finish it and will have to post to "reasons not to build thread". If your dream is an aluminum airplane or a wooden airplane or a stol airplane, then eat the 4000 to 9000 hours and do it. Build what you want and finish it. But, just a personal note on kits, buy all pieces day one, as too many of the manufacturers go out of business and leave the builder stuck, even the big ones. Quote maker wood dust and shavings - foam and fiberglass dust and one day a cozy will pop out, enjoying the build i can be reached at http://www.canardcommunity.com/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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