Originally Posted by Robin8er
Welcome. Lots on info on Vans website.
Short answer is it depends. Fast is 4 years. Slow is 10+. Average is probably 5-8 years. Quick build will shave 2ish years off the build.
It depends if you are talking about actual effort or calendar time. Recently the quick builds delays are long enough that you can build the standard build while you would have been waiting and save you some money. I have a friend that took over a year to get his quick build fuselage recently.
The best way to avoid the delays is to order all the quick build kits at the time you start the empennage. The downfall is that also requires paying for all the kits up front.
The real answer is dependent on how many hours a week you devote to the project. I know some retired builders that were able to complete in two years, but they treated it like a full time job.
I spent 3,200 hours build mine over a six year period for a standard build. I also had two surgical procedures and got laid off during the build. Sometimes life just gets in the way.