To meet the 51% rule all "kits" require some fabrication from the builder. Such as cutting, drilling, measuring, bending etc. If you purchase a built aircraft that part of the fabrication has already been done for you.I couldn't understand why you can put parts together legally in one aspect but the other is illegal.
If you own and fly a homebuilt, experimental aircraft you should know every bolt and nut on that machine regardless of who built it. I do agree though that to build and fly your own aircraft will give you the feeling of acomplishment that you will never have by buying one already built.when you really build the machine you do know every nut and bolt from top to bottom
Reality check time.....I'm putting this on here for a friend. You can ask questions through me and I will get them answered for you. This belonged to a man that had 2 of them. He flew one while he put this one together. He passed away before he could enjoy this one. I apologize, but I don't have a lot of info on it. It is in running and flying condition. The top propellers need to be put on. It has been ran and flown once or twice. The Subaru engine looks to be new. There is a small crack on the rear wing that can be fixed.
The gyrocopter is located in Northern Indiana. Please email me with questions. [email protected]
Registering and certifying are two completely different thing. You can Register a dream with the FAA. You can register a pile of parts.I even talked to someone that bought one like this that wasn't registered and had no problem getting it registered.