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Long time glider instructor with Sport Pilot rating activey looking for finished, flying CH750 Cruzer. You can email me directly at email@example.com. Thanks for your interest.
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Welcome! Just FYI. There are only about 4-5 flying Cruzers at the moment and half of those are the factory. This is still a very new design and all under construction. There are a few that are nearly done that keep posting on here. No real "inventory" out there at the moment.
What happened to Tenn-Air? Seems they were buying CH750 kits and building them in 2012.
Bryan, could you estimate the total cost of a 750 Cruzer kit, Jabiru 3300 engine, "standard" or at least moderate avionics, paint, tires, etc.?? I have a friend with a shop who builds kit cars and may be open for a winter project.
Thanks for your time and thoughts on this.
CH750 Cruzer Kit $22k (rounded up)
Jabiru Engine $20k (I am guessing based on 2012 pricing I found)
Firewall Forward (FF) approximately $5k
Avionics/Instruments $5k-$10k (average)
Paint? $1500-$100k (the sky is the limit)
So probably somewhere around $60k and then the cost of someone building it. There are MANY other engine choices, simple or complex instruments and avionics, paint processes etc. I am actually partially scratch building and kit building and plan on using a Corvair. Hoping to complete for half of that total. FYI... this is more than one winter project.
Thanks a bunch, gives me a great picture of the costs! Is this realistically considered a 500 hour project?