Thank you all for the wonderful help, that is what I love about the EAA. I have a set of soneri II plans but felt the wing loading and gross capacity is a bit out of the desired flight envelope. Plus I would prefer to stay with fabric wings. I Do really like the plane though and Great Planes is a great company with awesome service by the way.
I had a jodel D9, Again little tight but I really do like french designs I'm about 6' 200lbs wet. So the smaller european cockpits can be a bit cramped. I have a set of tailwind plans, and Steve was an Icon.. really like his work as well, However they are best with about 160-180 HP. The Stits flut-r-bug seems interesting from the one picture I could find, does any one know if plans are still available? Also the Cygnet looks very interesting, but I have not been able to find any source for plans? Does anyone have a link on this one. ? ( nice options for this on barnstormers right now)
Headwind plans will be ordered just for futher study, I like the rib setup, and think that it would be a fun slow flyer at some point. I really just like the compact design and individual style. ( little slow perhaps). Perhaps a take off of this would be good. I have a 9 year old and it would be great to have a two place, but I can always fly her in the 172 or PA-28. I really just want something for about 10 hours per week of just sport flight, but I do live in florida to the ability to to some cross country and take about 30lbs with me would be nice.
Thank you all for the responses. - Jason- I have looked at littner's stuff, very similar to the jodel styles, not sure about the build time, have you ordered plans? Thanks again to everyone, keep it comming.