Good Morning, what is the cost of a basic kit of your ep motoglider?is it possible to buy from Italy and have it shipped?thank you in advancebest regards
Thank you for your inquiry about our EMG-6. Let me summarize the current status of our production and kit availability.
Currently there are only 11 aircraft that are flying or in production. The first prototype which you’ve likely seen many videos and information about which has flown with an electric power plant and is now currently flying with a two-stroke Polini 250 motor, the second prototype which is the higher performance (LD) version of the aircraft which is nearing completion. And the third prototype which is currently being used in the development of the builder video series and the development of building manuals and instructions.
The remaining 9 aircraft are customer airplanes in different stages of completion. None of which have been completed as of yet. All of these aircraft are being built as the higher performance (LD) version of the aircraft which is covered with dope and fabric and will not fall into the part 103 category as a ultralight aircraft weighing less than 254 pounds. These builders are the early adopters that are also helping to develop the aircraft building procedures and provide regular feedback about the instruction manuals, the videos, and the overall build of the aircraft. All of these builders are also aware that the kits and components are still being developed and are primarily the builders that are interested in doing most of the work themselves including the welding of the 4130 steel components which include the fuselage frame. The company is currently able to provide components to all of our customers that currently have airplanes under construction. Supporting these early adopters is our number one priority at this point in time providing them with as much support as possible
We continue to work on the overall development of the kit components as well as the fast build kits that will be available eventually. Complete kits should be available that meet the requirements of the 51% rule as an amateur built aircraft by this summer. Quick build kits should become available near or after the end of this year. For those that are doing most of the building themselves we anticipate the cost to construct the airframe minus the power plant will be in the neighborhood of $12,000 for the high-performance version and for the ultralight version of the aircraft we anticipate around $10,000. These parts, components, and kits are still under development and as of yet not been finalized.
We have made no promises to deliver any kits that are complete at this stage of the game and are concentrating on supplying components to the existing builders as they need them. Our recommendation is that you continue to wait until development is further along for the complete kits if that’s your interest. We are still supporting those builders that would like to get started immediately and can supply all of the components and plans to those builders immediately.
One of the unique characteristics of the aircraft is where putting a tremendous amount of effort into making all of the drawings and information available on our builders database that you will have access to once you sign up and receive a serial number. Because of the high cost of shipping we anticipate that if you are a true aircraft builder you may be able to purchase the substantial portion of the large components locally in your country and start building immediately. All of the smaller components are much easier to ship via UPS or FedEx.
Although this remains an ongoing project we anticipate having a builder video for every single segment of the aircraft build. We have received a tremendous amount of feedback about how helpful the builder video series is for the existing builders. We would love to hear a little bit more about your building experience and your desires so that we can provide you some better feedback on our recommendations on how to proceed.