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Never flown solo or an ultralight, but just want to get in the sky as cheaply as possible and the used Ultralight market seems like shit right now. I have all the tools I need from my shitty amateur wood working, and can buy piece by piece from a local metal supplier.

Any ultralight pilots out there that can give me some advice? Is this the best model to build?
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>>94789
>Just want to get in the sky as cheaply as possible

join a soaring/sailplane club or take up FPV drones.
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>>95055
My cousin tried to get me into FPV drones and they're fun, but that is clearly not what I mean. I also have been in a tandem glider and again I'm clearly talking about powered flight.
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>>94789
Go for it. If I were you though I'd still get a private pilot certificate at the very least. An ultralight can kill you just as easily as any other plane.
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>>95058
My local municipal airport offers a $2500 sport pilot certificate program. I would most likely do that before getting in the air. I will of course get some training before getting into the air by myself.
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>>95057
>I'm clearly talking about powered flight.

I mean.... sort've. What you are talking about is doing touch 'n gos flying little low-altitude circles around a grass strip in perfect conditions. If that is your cup of tea, go for it I guess? but it seems a little disingenuous to get huffy about powered flight vs unpowered when you are looking at very similar missions.
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>>95064
I wouldn't have to be towed, I can't build a glider in my garage, it's much more expensive. I don't know why I asked on here if people are just going to compare apples to oranges.
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>>95058
>ultralight with a top speed of 50MPH can kill you just as easily as a mooney or a baron
hurrr
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>>95064
>touch 'n gos flying little low-altitude circles around a grass strip in perfect conditions
I saw some dude ultralighting while I was driving through alberta one time, it is very flat there and the weather was great due to being summer but my man was sailing at a few thousand feet for sure
looked insanely comfy
if that's the kinda area you have around you I can imagine it would be amazing
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>>96090
I live in the midwest and well I'm surrounded by hilly areas, I'm in the flatest part of the state. I may have to move out to Nevada in a couple of years, but it's the flat desert part too.



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