Dunno the answer to the first one but as for the second ?, I ordered the Astroliner, it looks fairly easy to build, probably would be if I had time to build it! lol Much easier looking than RAH kits. Everything is pre-cut, little flashing, some metal parts, clear instructions mit photographs. It probably took a little over a week for the kit to arrive. The Mini-Himalaya is next on my list, maybe after the 4th of July, will probably build that one in 2006. Well gotta run, gotta clean up the barn for a busy season.
Have you paid your dues Jack? Yeah I paid my dues. The check is in the mail.