Least Favorite: The Great Planes PT Series, 40 and 60. Why so many people talk them up is beyond me. I do it, but it ain't fun helping guys who show up with those.
Texas Pete AMA 59376
What is it you dislike about the PT series? I'm currently building a PT-60 and overall it seems to be about like every other trainer I've seen.
I am just curious why you don't like them; as mine is not finished and I have zero kit building experience prior to this.
I really like the manual; it has info a first time kit builder needs.
I modified three things in the design. I built the wing with 3" total dihedral vs. the 4" specified for the "sport" wing. I built the wings straight; no washout. I made a new rudder that is strictly above the elevator; it is deeper front/rear so it has about the same surface area as the original.
The dihedral and rudder were changed because I think it looks better the way I did it. The 'no-washout' decision was made because it was easier for me to build it straight than twisted.
It remains to be seen whether these were smart decisions.