RE: Scratch Build Research
I've built some Vintage free plans, aircraft from plans. most are smallish and need modernizing, kinda fun, but can be challenging. try a high wing Cessna or stinson or Monocoupe for starters, some plans are very bad, if buying ebay, get a preview of plans, some are junk, some are good, and some illegal copies. buy a brandname set and search online before buying. some can be misaligned in print and are no good.