I have built a v-max with an 1835cc 4cyl. It seems like a waste of a good engine that on the Thatcher or Hummel c5 cruise at
130 MPH instead of 70 mph. The same wing ect. except for location as mine. It's a puff ball with an excess of power. With only
5Lb/ sq. ft of wing loading it keeps you busy keeping it staight and level on any kind of bumpy air. The good thing is on landing
you can be way too high on final and still get it down within 700 ft. Just level it off a foot off the ground and you can wheel it on with
less than 200' of float. It's the complete opposite of a Cessna 150. I guess it's kind of fun, but I am looking forward to building
one of the above or maybe a 1/2 VW Hummelbird and cruise at 100mph on 2gph or less. If you're in to close observation of the
ground or you need something that will get in and out of small field, it's the one to do. I've seen the 1/2 VW used in this airframe
more often than full VW.