Wow, I thought this was a recent thing but it's been happening since 2014 with no change in sight.fara;n837729 said:Auto gyro MTO Sport 912 pricing is given here
Its approximately 71k for the kit with normal desired options shipped and customs cleared to Maryland where the distributor is.
Local shipping from where container lands to where you are is I am sure going to be additional. Containers all go to one place. Local shipping with insurance will be around $1200 to $1500 from my experience door to door.
If a crate has to be made for local shipping, it will probably be $600 to $1000.
I decided to offer a turn key bundle for the Apollo AG1 with builders assist here at Z-Hills (near Tampa) for $65500 with similar options as MTO. Shipping to Z-Hills in the container from Europe is included in that but if you want to not utilize builder's assist here and get the kit shipped locally it needs to then be crated ($$) and then shipped with insurance ($$). You will end up spending almost $1800 in local shipping and crating. If someone wants the best value its best to go with the program setup and offered by the distributor. Trying to piece meal things will only cost more. And when we do builder's assist it includes 3 hours of test flight and then if we find something not right, we tweak it right. This is about the closest you will come to factory built. In fact, I can almost assure you in our case it is better than factory built because honestly we do a better job than factory in Hungary specially in the last 5% of finish which makes or breaks the machine and requires much technical know how and experience with sub-systems whether that be proper fuel tanks and fuel system installation, engine, prop, wiring to mil-spec and correctly to not have RFI, avionics or others. I really doubt any builder at their home will be able to match that perk and expertise.