Pros and Cons of the Glasair Sportsman 2+2?

Discussion in 'Home Builders and Sport Pilots' started by Jonathan Pavel, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Jonathan Pavel

    Jonathan Pavel Filing Flight Plan

    Jul 24, 2016
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    You probably saw my forum on "how easy is it to own/build 2 planes?" where I ended up making my final decision on choosing the Zenith Ch-750 as my first kit plane in the near future. I looked back on the Glasair Sportsman 2+2 and looking at the specs, it does basically everything I want out of an airplane.

    So I'm just courious on what are the pros and cons on the Glasair Sportsman 2+2?
  2. German guy

    German guy Line Up and Wait

    Dec 7, 2009
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    You might also want to check the prices of the 750 and the Sportman. ;)

    My wife and I were were interested in building a Sportsman, did quite some research and heard nothing but good things about them. The price was however a showstopper for us.

    If you are thinking about building a 750, you might also want to look at the Rans S-20 and the S-21 (similar to the S-20 but all metal). Build times seem to be similar to the 750, we however heard better things about the quality of Rans instructions and the builder community than Zenith's.

    If we'd build a high wing two seater, it would either be the 750 or a S-20/21. The wife however says that the 750 is too ugly. So, well... ;)
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2016