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I have 95% decided that the CH750 will be what I am going to build. I should be ordering plans in the next few days and planning out my tools, etc from there. I have a set of CH701 plans (had them for while) and my original idea was to build a 701 with some mods to make it more like a CH750 but I believe the best path forward is to just build a 750. While I do not need the "extreme STOL" capabilities, I would like to retain good STOL performance in trade for some increase in cruise. I am not wanting to make a speed demon out of it, but if I did decide to take a trip a little better cruise would be nice. I do not want to destroy it's slow flying fun as I am sure that will be what I will spend a lot of time doing, especially as a new pilot. I know slow flying stability/low stall and a faster cruise are trade offs, but I am hoping in my research to find some simple mods that will be a good compromise, such as VGs instead of slats and maybe not so fat tires, etc. Engine choices will have some small effect on cruise, and I have not made an engine choice yet. Lots of research to do now that I am fairly certain this is the direction I will go. The CH750, other than fast folding wings, covers my wants and needs in a plane.