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*** PREVIOUS RESULTS ***

Last week, AVweb asked the burning question on so many would-be aircraft owners' minds:  Build or buy?

We offered a range of answers, hoping to find out where our readers stand on today's hot-shot homebuilts.

The answer?  All over the map.

Our readers' opinions seemed pretty diverse, with the largest segment (35% of respondents) telling us they'd happily build their own plane.  Another 7% of you said you'd love to own an already-built experimental, but maybe you don't have the time to put into building it yourself.  23% of you endorsed the homebuilts but told us it was a combination of time and/or money holding you back from taking the plunge.

On the other side of the spectrum, 8% of our respondents confessed to being "spam can" all the way with no interest in building or flying homemade aircraft.  Another 11% admitted they were tempted, but they just couldn't bring themselves to trust their bodies in planes of their own construction.

16% were perfectly happy with their certificated aircraft, believing the officially-constructed planes reduced risk and in some cases even saved them money.

*** THIS WEEK'S QUESTION ***

This week, AVweb wants to know whether you prefer round gauges or flat panels.

Enough with the finer details.
State your preference.


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