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At first I assumed building planes as cheaper as the 3 necessary parts cost less than the full cost of the plane. However I've learned that there is a "build" cost and also a cost to move planes out of your hangar into service.

Is it actually cheaper to build planes or should I buy them outright instead?

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From my experience, building a plane from its parts (including the building cost) is always a little cheaper than buying the entire plane. Also, the building cost seems to always be the same as the price of the other parts.

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I'll just add that when you build a plane you get to choose a starting airport, it doesn't start in your hangar so there's no cost involved in moving it out. I haven't actually put any planes in my hangar so I'm not even sure if that cost exists. – Seyren Jun 20 '12 at 2:34
@Seyren Nope, it's free to remove a plane. – seriousdev Jun 20 '12 at 9:55
@Seyren yeah it costs a few bucks to bring a hangared plane back into service, but free to remove them from service or put a newly assembled plane in the air – Ben Brocka Jun 20 '12 at 12:19
Yep, its; definitely slightly cheaper to buy them by parts. – Ben Brocka Jun 21 '12 at 0:03

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