The Manufacturer's Assistance Program is a different animal as we have discussed. Usually that is an independent A&P office residing next door to the KIT producer. They have everything in one location. Including some spare parts from the Vendor to get the plane ready ASAP. Outstanding business model. And it sure does work for 30 + years (We are talking about Lancair at this case Velocity is a bit less longer on the market - may be 20 years or so) And it looks like that View attachment 56670 The problem is - the KIT producer and the Assistance Program are separated. And even they sharing the same customer - it may be and sure is a lot of (in lack of better wording) conflict of an interest. The KITSTER program is kind of the same method but originated from a single business point of view - from the KIT producer. And instead of a separation there is a union of client - producer - middleman type of a model. Client is the homebuilder. Producer is a R&D shop - the resource of a plane design and usage development. And our middleman is our KITSTER - a space and localized shop for that project to succeed. In my hangar 12 of KBVY the homebuilder Mr Angier Ames has erected my hangar (spending $200,000) just to get his 8 y.o. Lancair project completed. Wouldn't be easier for him just simply use the KITSTER instead?