The kit is available as a full kit or sub assemblies to meet your time, space and budget requirements. Our customers are reporting completion rates of between 250-300hrs! That means you can be flying in as little as 250hrs which is easily obtained in a few months of part time dedicated fun! Only basic shop tools are required and an assembly manual is provided with clear crisp details of each assembly. The airframe is aluminum (structural part of the aircraft) and the hull is made from fiberglass (which simply provides flotation). All hardware and everything required to assemble the kit is included. All of the aluminum is anodized (inside and out) to maximize corrosion protection from the elements.