Zenair CH801. Construction costs?
Could one of these aircraft be constructed in a two car garage?
And what might be the cost to build one with a basic VFR panel?
----- I have no intentions to buld one of these aircraft. I don't even have a pilot's license.
- Tracy LLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
To answer question 1) how big is the garage? The wing span is 27 feet the aircraft is 25 foot long most 2 car garages are around 24x24. Might be a bit snug.
The cost of the kit is 25K - 35K US per Zenithair.
Add an engine (depending on what you use) around 15K and basic panel, you could possibly get out for 60K? There is a wiki page on them that says 40-80K so that is probably a close number.
Visit the web site at Zenith Air you can send them questions they will indeed answer.Source(s): TL - Listed
- dumbasspilotLv 51 decade ago
The quick build kit is around $40,000 . Not included in the airframe kit: power plant, instruments package, upholstery and paint.
add $10-20,000 for power plant, ~ $10,000 for instruments, $10-15,000 for upholstery and paint.