In summer 2010 we started. The cherry is built according to plans and is therefore not a KIT. Everything is made from scratch according to a drawing set and a description of 200 pages. The plan set is quite cheap and my project did not start from zero. The aircraft in the "Echo" class is a light-motor aircraft, 2-seater next to each other, in composite construction of wood, styrofoam, glass fibers and epoxy resin. Low-wing aircraft with quick-detachable wings and retractable nose wheel chassis; Flaps whose movements are transmitted to a reduced extent to the aileron; Pendulum elevator with anti-icing flap; Steerable nose wheel with hollow rubber spring; Main feathers made of glass rovings with wood core; hydraulic brakes operated simultaneously with hand lever; Full view capot, sliding forward; Rudder with ropes, heights and ailerons driven by rods. As a drive, I opted for a motorcycle engine BMW GS1200 two cylinder boxer with 100 hp. In principle, a sturdy engine, built a thousand times, cheap, economical with injection system, but no classic aircraft engine. The effort for the entire construction period is estimated at 3,000 to 5,000 hours. To finish the plane, I needed a strategy. My strategy was: workshop directly in or near the house; Do something every day - and if it's only half an hour; Morgenstund 'has gold in the mouth, get up at 4 o'clock and work before work. At the weekend, there were already 5 hours together, until the rest of the family got into gear; The family was allowed to come in spite of the time-consuming hobbies not too short; Build a network and connect with other Cherry farmers around the world to get efficient solutions and help. You do not need to repeat the mistakes others have made. At some point I then put it up to count the working hours. It starts with the production of metal parts. As a skilled toolmaker, things are moving fast on the lathe and milling machine. Continue with the wood works. Already a thing in itself. Here exact work is very much in demand. In addition, the correct processing of the adhesive while maintaining the correct temperatures. Much is built twice, because the experience is missing, you have never built a plane before or you are just not satisfied. Everything has to be perfect and secure. The work takes two years. Then it starts with the finish of the surfaces. A never-ending story. Slowly I get a skin allergy and respiratory problems. Epoxy is not exactly healthy, and after so much work, skin peels as you look at the containers. Here one must not neglect the occupational safety. At some point, however, this work is done, and the painting of the parts is pending. It's great if the plane still stands in front of you without a drive. The next phase is the construction of the engine mount and the installation of the drive unit, electronics, wiring of the instruments. In any case, everything is very diverse and you learn to do it creepy. In the fall everything was packed on a trailer and driven to my examiner to Aschaffenburg. There the final acceptance took place in December 2013. Everything is okay.