Comparative Analysis: Choosing The Kit Aircraft That's Right for You
Worksheet 1: Flying
Here we'll first look at the flying performance and capabilities of the aircraft. In evaluating the flying aspects, rate each aircraft according to how well it meets your requirements: For example, a high performance aerobatic design may have outstanding performance and handling characteristics, but it may not be suitable for a relatively low-time weekend pilot or may not have the stability suitable for cross-country flying.
If you have not flown the aircraft, it's first highly recommended that you fly a kit before deciding to build one. For the purposes of this worksheet, assume you're familiar with the flight characteristics of each aircraft (or if you really don't know the answer, read press reviews, talk to other owners, or contact the kit manufacturer or designer for the information).
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Now that we've evaluated and compared the flying aspects, let's move on to Worksheet 2: The Aircraft Design
CHOOSING YOUR KIT HOME Worksheet 2
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