Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you have a flying aircraft yet?
We do not. The prototype should be ready to fly in early 2019.
2. Is the $130K price just the kit price or the finished price.
This is the projected finished and flying price. We are hoping to bring it down to $100K once the construction process is streamlined and we have made further negotiations on component pricing.
3. How much time do I need contribute to the construction of the aircraft?
The minimum requirement in order to still satisfy the 51% rule for experimental aircraft will be 3 weeks at a construction facility where you will be supervised in closing out various components of the airframe so you have a decent understanding of how your Raptor is constructed. For most people this will be a very fun and exciting adventure. Once the airframe is complete we can transfer it to a build completion center for the engine, avioincs, interior and paint or you can have it delivered and complete these items yourself. We are going to recommend a completion center as they will have a production line approach to completion and have your aircraft flying faster and for less cost than you can do it yourself. Again, the $130K price is the finished and flying price that we are presently projecting.
4. What about de-icing?
Please see the De-Icing page on the Features menu.
5. Is pressurization an option?
Yes, the cabin will be pressurized to 5.5psi to ensure an 8000ft cabin at FL250. Pressurization makes for a much more comfortable flight on long trips and also when climbing and descending. Your trips will be far more enjoyable.
6. How did you calculate your max cruise speed?
Please watch the video on the Design page for a detailed analysis of the drag comparison with a Cirrus SR22 to see how the performance figures for the Raptor are calculated.
7. What kind of prop are you going to use?
We will be using an MT composite constant speed propeller. 
8. Will the Raptor be certified?
Unless the certification requirements and costs are dramatically reduced it is unlikely we will attempt to certify the Raptor. Also, we'd like to keep it experimental so owners can save money and down time on annual inspections.
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