Originally Posted by MConner
And a a 50 year old airframe with retracts and an FAA strait jacket on changes to avionics and airframes? Not even apples and oranges.
Being the manufacturer and maintenance shop, able to do modifications and use your own fabricated parts or "experimental" parts (engine, prop, avionics, EFIS), with less FAA restrictions, is priceless (and less expensive to own because of that). Resale of RV's had proved to be excellent.
For 2 seats side-by -side or tandem there are not many GA aircraft to compare to the RV-7/14 or RV-4/8, so that helps decision to built. Most builders love working with their hands, process and learning.
Raleigh, NC Area
RV-4, RV-7, ATP, CFII, MEI, 737/757/767
Last edited by gmcjetpilot : 11-09-2018 at 11:31 PM.