Good on you Manna. Yes I agree, if I didn't love building I'd be a fool not to just buy someone else's hard work.Hi MartyAfter building a 601XLB, which cost 61000, and this included the kit , Rotax 912 ULS, Paint, interior fit out and avionics. It would have been cheaper to buy one already built, but the reason I built was that I enjoyed the building process, and I now have 280 hours on the aircraft. I am now building another aircraft from plans, which is timber, because I enjoy the build process.
Part of it is the satisfaction of doing it yourself. Another part is being a tight-ars*e (I didn't buy a kit, just the plans and a lot of aluminium).