Just got back from EAA Oshkosh. Still thinking about buying entry level plane, as a total novice. LSA, like a pipistrel, colt, etc, seem to be $100-150k. More than I want to spend on a toy I may not like. Even a nice experimental, like a Slinger, etc, hits $100k... I see cessnas on bonanzas, that are outdated for $30k... Now, if you have to pay someone to update that bonanza with new interior, avionics, etc, etc...it gets to 100k fast... Now, if I do it myself, I can fly the plane, add updates, and enjoy. But, you can’t do major work on your own certified plane... But you can on an experimental... So explain it to me... what happens if you buy a bonanza, and spend a couple years restoring it yourself... Is it now simply “not certified”? Can it be sold as experimental...? What, do you goto jail? How would this be any worse than building a plane in your garage?