A friend of mine has decided to buy a Burt Rutan design Defiant 74. I think I can get some help here since there are not too much information around, at least I couldnt fnd at a glance. Apprichiated if you help on some questions..
Information: Is there any on line or other form of information available?
Engine: It is desgned with 2x Lycoming 160HP. Since there are 180HP injection engines are available, should we consider to use that? Do you believe there is a significant difference? Even is there any other alternative to Lycoming since there are now many new technology engine producers?
Man hour: Do you have any idea about the overall manhour neede to complete the aircraft from scratch? Is it a simple aircraft or not to build?
End of the Line: Do you know any spesific reason that the aircraft is not popular for this moment?
Plans: Do you know if there is any plce that plans or parts will be availabe?
Cost: Do you have any idea about how much the plans should cost? Also the finished AC?
Thanks in advance,