Might you ask, yourself, ' why do I want to build this 'aurora''..or other?..".is it worth it?"(this can only be defined by yourself)So if I plan on only the one trike is it worth it, price wise, in buying a welder or farming the welding out? I am leaning towards the Aurora.
I can attest to Brad's point here. When I was building my PVC car, (before buying a welder, and learning how to use it)Every skill you learn is worth something for sure!
There is never just one welding project once you have the power.
Also, farming it out would cost you a lot more than buying a commercial trike.
Many have done this. There is certainly a lot of great deals out there, ...BUT !If you buy a secondhand welder you can usually sell it on for a similar price if you decide never to weld again.