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    10/23 Raptor Video

    My best guess would be ICON Aircraft . They are good at convincing non-pilots to buy the A5 (40 units/year?). They would get an instant customer base of position holders and they have experience with composite manufacturing. Not sure how many position holders are left but to ICON it could be...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I have not noticed but the thought occurred to me that if the landing gear mounts were inadequate more than likely there are other areas that could be suspect.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    To say there has been a lot of concerns raised regarding the “re-drive” is an understatement. The latest video got me thinking about the p-factor effect on that flimsy drive system on climb-out. If he is having so many issues taxiing what will happen on a full power climb? How good are all...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I thought the same about “burying the video!” Wonder if he actually has buried some videos? Scary thought...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    How common is open sourcing for the building of a complex pressurized aircraft like this? How common is it for any type of aircraft? Does anyone know of any examples where this has been successful? Just curious...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Not to derail the current discussion of performance claims but let’s say the plane would fly and all issues currently on the table are resolved. How in the world does any deposit holder actually get an airplane? Raptor has one employee. Cirrus built 380 planes last year with 1,300...
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