What are some popular types of homebuilt airplanes?


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The Bradley Aerospace Aerobat, CGS Aviation Hawk II Arrow, Fisher Flying Products Super Koala and Flightstar Inc. model IISC are popular types of homebuilt aircraft for first-time builders, according to Kitplanes magazine. These models were selected due to their low cost and ease of construction.

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Homebuilt aircraft kits are intended for people who lack professional aerospace industry experience. Most of the aircraft feature wood-and-cloth or steel tube-and-cloth designs that are easy to construct and assemble. Although the kits predominantly feature propeller-driven aircraft, a few jet-powered kits have been released since the 1970s. The accident rate for homebuilt planes is significantly higher than the accidetn rate for certified general aviation aircraft.

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