January 27, 2020

The Adventure Begins

I’ve spent about 2 years trying to find my first airplane.  Although I’ve been a member of an active C-172 club since 2007, I’ve always wanted a plane to call my own, to take out whenever I want, wherever I want, and for as long as I want – just like you’d expect from your car.

I’ve done a long search (at least 2 years), looking at both used planes and a variety of kit planes, and finally decided that The Airplane Factory Sling 4 was the best fit for me – both physically for my height (6’6″), and for the “missions” I plan to fly.

Construction begins in April in our garage.  In the mean time, I’m preparing my work space and acquiring the various tools and supplies I’ll need to start!

One thought on “The Adventure Begins

  1. Hello There,

    I’m really looking forward to your progress on this plane. I’m currently evaluating kit planes with similar motivations and mission as you mentioned. I’m also 6’6” tall and have found that to be a significant disqualifying factor of some of the models I’ve sat in. The Sling 4 is on my short list. Anyway, good luck and keep the posts coming, I’m keen to hear the good, bad and ugly parts of the design and construction process.


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