Congratulations to Kerry Richter and his great staff down in Florida! I owned N6181X (a B-Hull 914 turbo with manual gear and flaps) from 1999 to 2003 and actually flew her back from the seller's hime airport of San Luis Obispo to Woodstock, CT in December of 1999. The airplane is very fun to fly and very forgiving on land or water. Cannot NOT draw a crowd - especially when docking at a waterside restaurant, beach, etc. I live on a lake about a mile long and she jumped into the air even with both seats occupied. Lots of room for soft sided duffle bags in the turtle deck area behind pilot. Canopy slides back (a la a fighter plane or Grumman) and can be flown that way! Only reason I sold her was to buy a bigger plane (a Maule) with plans to put her on floats, but then my wife took a ride in a Cirrus and the rest is history! I would definitely consider this airplane as a production model. A wonderful and proven design.