Planes I have considered building

Cozy MkIV
a canard design based on the Burt Rutan's Long-EZ. It has a respectable range of 2,100+ km at about 300 km/h with fuel in reserve. While the Long-EZ is a tandem, the COZY MkIV will seat four persons in a 2+2 arrangement (but no place for luggage). The cost of construction is estimated at around $15,000 without engine and avionics, only twice the cost of a typical ultralight kit.
Pros
All composite
Long range
Fast
2+2 seats
Cozy MkIV Cons
High stall speed
Cannot be used from unimproved runways
No room for luggage
Official homepage
Marc Zeitlin's Cozy Home Page

Europa XS
a two-seater monowheel aircraft that can be delivered with motor glider wings. If I had the money, this is what I would build. With the auxilary tank, the range is a respectable 2,023 km at 100 kts. The cost of construction is estimated at around 16,875.00 without engine and avionics, or 24,540.00 with the motor glider wings.
Pros
All composite
Long range
Fast
Europas Cons
I cannot afford it
Official homepage
The Europa Club

Slepcev Storch - This is a 3/4 replica of the German WW2 Fieseler Storch. I was seriously considering this design until I found out that I cannot legally weld aircraft tubing in Danmark
Pros
Extreme STOL
Very low stall speed
Slepcev Storch Cons
Welded tube body
Lousy plans
http://www.manncom.com/Slepcev/

Pegazair - falls short for the same reasons as the Slepcev Storch
Pros
STOL
Very low stall speed
Pegazair Cons
Welded tube body
http://

RagWing RW6 'Parasol' - I have plans for this one and am considering building it as a means to learn wood and fabric. The plans sucks and have several omissions, but it is a fast and cheap build and can be registered as an UL.
Pros
Simple, cheap construction
Classifies as an UL even within Danish regulations
Reportedly easy flown.
RW6 Cons
Lousy plans
Empirical design without calculations
Short range
My RW6 project

Pietenpol Air Camper - This is a time-proven design that has been around sinxe 1929.
Pros
Simple, cheap construction
Moderate engine
Easy to fly
Two-seater
Air Camper Cons
Short range
The Buckeye Pietenpol Association

Jodel D18 - I'm building this one for sure, as soon as I've rebuilt/expanded my workshop. I just plain love the design and it's supposed to be a pleasure to fly.
Pros
Built from wood
Relatively easy build
Relatively cheap
Moderate engine (58+ hp)
Good range
Reasonable stall speed
Rough field capabilities
Jodel D18 Cons
Can't seem to find any
My Jodel project

Jodel D140 "Mousquetaire" - This is a plane that will take a whole family with luggage! I'd much rather build this plane than the Cozy.
Pros
Built from wood
Plenty of room (seats five)
Plenty of room for luggage
Good range
Reasonable stall speed
Rough field capabilities
Jodel D140 Cons
Can't seem to find any
A French D140 project with good documentation.

Zenair CH701 - If I have the energy, I might build this plane, after the Jodels, as I'd like to try my hands at an aluminum plane
Pros
Built from aluminum
STOL
Good plans and/or kit
CH701 Cons
Flies like a crowbar with power off (L/D: 3)
http://www.zenithair.com/

Thorp T-18 / Sunderland S-18 - this is another aluminum option. Sleek lines, fast and well flying
Pros
Built from aluminum
Good plans and/or kit
Fast
Reasonable range
Thorp T-18 Cons
Needs a big engine (150 HP)
http://www.t-18.net/

Taylor Mini-Imp - This little baby appeals very much to me.
Pros
All composite
Moderate engine (60 or 100 hp)
Fast (315/360 km/h)
Good range (800 km)
Fully retractable landing gear
Mini-Imp Cons
It's a single seater
http://www.mini-imp.com/

Taylor Coot
Pros
Amphibian
All composite
Folding wings
Coot Cons
Needs a big engine (150-220 hp)
http://www.island.net/~koenraad/start.html
Official homepage

Avid Catalina
Pros
Amphibian
Moderate engine (65+ hp)
Seats three
Low stall speed
Folding wings
Catalina Cons
Welded tube body
Only available as kit
http://www.avidair.com/Catalina.html

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