AVweb's Question of the Week ...
*** 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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