Hello everyone, I know it’s a random first post but I’ve been considering building an ultralight of some sort for a while. I’m about to start flight training at a local private airport in the Spring. But anyhow, I’m very talented when it comes to hands on. I worked as an ASE certified mechanic for 18 years, know how to weld extensively and fabricate. I’m also a machinist as I operate a business as a local gunsmith. I’ve been thinking about building an ultralight and am torn between a gyro plane, plane or helicopter. Any of them would likely be made from plans but I’m leaning toward the gyroplane for better safety but don’t quite understand the swash plate if it tilts from front to back and side to side or what? Like the idea of vto with a helicopter but cost goes up. The airplane would be easy and cheap to build and operate but the size goes against my favor. Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.