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Reiff Lorenz bought a Velocity XL-RG kit in 2011, but he actually started the project in 2009 and spent just $52 in the first two years (reserving a registration number and subscribing to KITPLANES®). His wife, Melissa, spends weekends cutting fiberglass and dreaming of vacations in Florida with her three dogs. He would love to hear about the inexpensive ways you’ve found to start your project or accelerate your progress.

Ready to Build?

You can begin your aircraft project right now—before even deciding on a kit. Here are 10 ways to get ready to build. By Reiff Lorenz.

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Ask the DAR

This month DAR Mel Asberry addresses what it takes to build to LSA requirements, why importing an ultralight from Canada can be problematic, and when ELTs are required.

The $30,000 RV-9A

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