Pricing, Ordering, Delivery and Training

To place a deposit please fill out the form on the Contact & Mailing List page.

We do not yet have a flying Raptor. Refundable deposits are now being accepted. Deposits are $2000. As of July 2018, we have over 1400 deposits and we are very busy working on construction of the prototype. It should be flying by the end of 2018. First customer deliveries will follow about 12 months after that. Deposits placed now can expect delivery in about 5 years. The longer you wait to place a deposit the longer you will be waiting for your own Raptor.

All deposits are securely held with If you cancel for any reason you will only lose the $65.00 escrow fee. The remaining $1935.00 will be returned. To place a deposit simply fill in the form on the Contact Us page, check that you are ready to place a deposit and we will initiate a deposit with for you. Deposits to can only be made using a bank wire.

We are pricing the finished aircraft based upon the total of the wholesale price of parts and labor plus a single mark up. Presently we are projecting this to be somewhere close to $130K. Deposits are $2000 and we'd like to get at least 1000 in order to get the lowest possible overall price. Aircraft deliveries are First come, First served! 

Only two deposits per person. You will be able to transfer or sell your deposit position. The person you transfer it to will not be able to transfer or sell it and it will no longer be refundable.

You will be under no obligation to take delivery of your aircraft if you are not ready when your number comes up but you will still retain the 'next in line' status until you are ready. When we begin construction of your air frame 30% of your aircraft price will be due. Once your air frame is complete and is ready for engine, avionics and interior a further 30% will be due. The balance will be due upon delivery of the completed aircraft.

Can I afford a Raptor?

If the price is still a little too much for you then there are other options. You could split it with a friend or even form a flying club and split the cost among 4 or more people. This way your share would only be around $30K. With hourly operating costs of $35 at cruise speed, this is excellent value and the most affordable form of transporting 5 people cross country on your own schedule. You'll never have to take your shoes off and go through a security check again.

Construction of your Raptor

Everyone who purchases an aircraft will be required to spend a 2 or 3 week period at a construction center to perform work on their aircraft in order to fulfill the 51% rule for construction of an experimental kit aircraft. This will allow you to have the Experimental certificate in your name and subsequently be able to perform maintenance on your aircraft. Construction centers may eventually be set up on each of the continents making it easier for this requirement to be met.

Completing your Raptor

Once your airframe is complete it will be transferred to the build completion center for fitment of engine, avionics and interior. Eventually we may be setting up completion centers on all continents to make the completion easier and eliminate the need for ferrying aircraft to new owners. 

So now it's ready to fly

Once your aircraft is complete and flying we will pick it up from the build center for you and fly it to your home airport and provide transition training or primary training at a fair rate. We can also fly off the first 40 hours per the experimental requirements or you can do so if you are willing and qualified.

Don't have a pilot's license?

No problem. We will fly your completed Raptor to your nearest airport and then provide an instructor that will take you through your private training and instrument if you require that also (required for flight above FL180). Given that you now have a shiny new Raptor you will just be paying for fuel and the instructor. For most people this will be about 50 hours or about $3500. After that you will take your test (about a $400 fee) and you will then be free to fly.

Ready to place a deposit?

To place a deposit use the form on the Contact & Mailing List page. Please provide your email address and check the box that you are ready to place a deposit. Within a short amount of time you will receive an email from us and we'll organize your transaction. Given that we are using an escrow service they require that the funds are transferred into escrow using a bank wire. This is a legal requirement in order to prevent money laundering. The funds will remain with until the prototype is flying. At that time we will publish the performance numbers and final price of the aircraft. You will either then be happy with that and stay on board or you can cancel and get a refund. The most you can lose is the $65.00 escrow fee. If you stay on board your funds will transfer to us but you will still retain the option to cancel at any time.

Want your Raptor yesterday? 

So do we. Please tell all your friends about this deal, including those who do not yet have a license as we will sort out pilot training as mentioned above. 

What will the finished aircraft include?

Here is a partial list of the components and their normal retail price that will be included in the Raptor. Obviously there are many small ticket items that are not listed here. If you add up the retail cost of the components you will see that the Raptor is excellent value at the $130K price point. Note that we have not listed any labor here but it is included in the $130K price. Simply put, you will be getting the Raptor for half of the retail price and none of the markup that all the other companies include. We want to transform aviation world-wide and we think that an amazing aircraft at a rock bottom price is the best way to achieve this. We can offer this price because we are going to be paying wholesale on these parts and buying them in quantity rather than being forced to pay retail. We'll pass the savings on to you and add one additional mark up in order for us to still make a profit.

The BRS parachute will be an optional extra that normally retails at around $15,000. We will be trying to get it for close to $10,000.

Item Qty Retail Cost Total Cost
Carbon Fiber Air Frame 1 $40,000.00 $40,000.00
3.0L Audi TDI 1 $22,000.00 $22,000.00
Garmin G3X Touch 2 screen option 1 $9,399.00 $9,399.00
Garmin Autopilot pitch and roll 1 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Garmin Autopilot Controller 1 $750.00 $750.00
Garmin Heated AOA Pitot 1 $299.00 $299.00
Garmin GTN750 1 $14,895.00 $14,895.00
Garmin GTR200 secondary Comm 1 $1,199.00 $1,199.00
Garmin GMA35 1 $845.00 $845.00
Garmin GDL39R ADS-B 1 $799.00 $799.00
Garmin GTX23 ES Transponder 1 $2,199.00 $2,199.00
Garmin IFR navigation adapter 1 $425.00 $425.00
Garmin addtnl GSU25 ADAHRS 1 $799.00 $799.00
Antennas/Connectors/Harness/Misc Avionics 1 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Vertical Power VPX Pro 1 $1,995.00 $1,995.00
Vertical Power Connector Kit 1 $160.00 $160.00
Switches 10 $27.50 $275.00
MT Propeller MTV-5 Constant Speed 1 $17,000.00 $17,000.00
Grove Main Gear 1 $1,700.00 $1,700.00
Nose Gear 1 $3,500.00 $3,500.00
Door Seals 2 $800.00 $1,600.00
Fuel Tank Senders 3 $139.80 $419.40
Fuel Line 1 $100.00 $100.00
Electric Fuel Pump 1 $47.00 $47.00
Fuel Cutoff valve and Fixtures 1 $200.00 $200.00
Fuel Caps 2 $349.50 $699.00
Landing Light 1 $550.00 $550.00
Lighting Exterior 1 $1,150.00 $1,150.00
Lighting Interior 4 $168.79 $675.16
Batteries 2 $137.95 $275.90
Acrylic Windows 1 $4,000.00 $4,000.00
Pressurization 1 $15,000.00 $15,000.00
Air Conditioning 1 $6,000.00 $6,000.00
Seats and Upholstery 1 $4,000.00 $4,000.00
Seat Belts 4 $300.00 $1,200.00
Control Sticks 2 $199.50 $399.00
Paint or Wrap 1 $10,000.00 $10,000.00
Tires 6x6 3 $119.00 $357.00
Berringer Wheels and Brakes 1 $7,900.00 $7,900.00
Total Retail Cost $176,311.46
What you will actually pay $130,000.00
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