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awparran



Joined: 18 Sep 2010
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Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:44 pm    Post subject: Should I continue my project Reply with quote

Hello:

I had dreamt about building an airplane of my own, spending off duty time, and up all hours designing my aircraft. After 30-years I finally started said project, and then I hit a speed bump.

I have been watching the direction of private and experimental aviation and it seems to be heading away from the old, I understnad why, to the hi-tech expensive and exoctic toys, that, well I will never be able to afford.

I'm 69, and expect it will take another 2 - 3 years to finish my project.

My aircraft is of wood, the old, take your time project. Thus is my question. should I just chuck everything or ignore the crowd and do my thing,?

Any commnets?

I guess I'm looking for assurance I'm not wasting my time.

   
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moxy



Joined: 20 Dec 2008
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Location: Old Windsor, England

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To hell with what other people are doing, carry on living your dream.

Real aeroplanes are made of wood anyway. Look forward to seeing a picture in a couple of years.

Good luck with it.

Rob

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red750



Joined: 22 Mar 2009
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Location: Melbourne Australia

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might find some valuable information on this forum for recreational flyers and home builders:

https://www.recreationalflying.com/forums/

Note: Many starting out in this pastime are 60+.

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Timothy Aanerud



Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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Location: KMIC

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too am building an airplane. A Zenith CH-750 STOL mostly plans only. Celebrate success one part at a time.

   
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red750



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Special Zenith forum here: https://www.recreationalflying.com/forums/zenith.49/
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