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"What is the 'build time' (in man-hours) of a Comp Air kit?"

Time to complete an airplane varies widely depending on the individual and the specifics of his/her project. Builders’ assembly times vary widely, depending on options and custom choices. Most of a builder's time is spent on engine installation, cabin interior seating and upholstery, and installation of the flight instruments, radios, and other instrument panel items.

  1. The first Comp Air 4's (with no upholstery and polished gelcoat instead of paint) were assembled in about 350 man-hours by experienced factory personnel.
  2. Several Comp Air 6 factory demonstrators have been assembled in about 600 man-hours.
  3. Estimated man-hours to build current Comp Air 7 Turbine factory demonstrators is about 1000 man-hours.
  4. Float installations will typically require an extra 50 to 100 man-hours on piston airplanes.

Many builders have been able to complete their airplanes in times similar to those achieved by the factory. Most have been able to finish their project within a year or two (working evenings and weekends), and some have even finished and flown their airplanes within just a few months of receiving their kits (full-time effort).

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