The M-19 is designed as a rugged, simple STOL aircraft with docile flying manners. The key feature of this aircraft is it’s simple proven style at a remarkable low cost. The low cost is complemented by an easy to build strong construction method (composite). The build time is about 500 hours for a skilled fitter. However, anyone with a desire to do so can build this airplane. The valuable skills that you acquire will last you a lifetime.