Vexingly, the purchase prices for many light-sport aircraft models turned out to be higher than what the market had anticipated. The flying characteristics and build quality of some new LSAs, meanwhile, left much to be desired. The result? Many pilots who were believed to be in the market for LSAs eschewed them for a variety of reasons. For one thing, sport pilots are permitted to carry only a single passenger, and they are limited to flying VFR during the daytime. LSAs, by rule, can fly no faster than 120 knots and are limited to only two seats and a max gross weight of no more than 1,320 pounds. Many looked at the rules, studied the online product brochures, checked the prices — and said no thanks.