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I'm with Ya Jan Arie! The only single seat aircraft I would have an interest in would be a Pitts and only a mild interest at that. The Tucano would be a kick and could be used for business transportation as well. The added bonus would be tens of thousands of dollars annually that you wouldn't have to spend. Cool as it is, it isn't a Mustang, and that's what one would have to come to grips with. Joe Dobransky was all over me for the 8 months it took for Legend to build my Cub. He said I'd never be happy with a new Cub, the "nostalgia" wouldn't be there, blah, blah, blah. I owned a 1939 J3 and much as I loved flying it for a thousand hours, it was a "nostalgic" PIA. My Legend is a joy to own and fly and I've never, no not ever, given the nostalgia factor a second thought. What comes with nostalgia is chasing parts, lots of maintenance, always wondering what's going on in those old tubes and components.
On the other hand, if I got a 51, I'd have Nelson Ezell do the pre-buy and take care of it for me, so that would eliminate a number of headaches. Still, I don't think I'd be too bummed about flying a Tucano around behind the smooth whine of a turbine. I think I could make the adjustment either way.