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Old 27th Mar 2010, 12:47
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leinadair
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Arnprior Ontario Canada
Age: 61
Posts: 1
Sidewinder

Hi,
I have a sidewinder tube fuselage, wing ribs and spars, landing gear, complete plans, and apx 25-30 completed welded parts. The completed work seems to be of good quality, I estimate completion to date to be at only around 10 %.

Would I be better off buying a finished sidewinder (some are selling for around $ 29,000 us) or completing what I got for a song.

I think I would enjoy completing the project and I understand it is not a kit so this means machining, welding, riveting, cutting etc. etc. and then the rest engine, control panel, avionics, instruments, controls, seats uplhostery, finding a Canopy, cowlings, wheel pants etc. etc.

I am not strapped for flying as I have a nice Murphy Rebel Amphib. which I fly regularly.

I am interested in the sidewinder and I understand this will probably take me years to complete.

Thx
Dan
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