- Aug 2, 2010
- Cartersville, GA
- Owned Brantly B-2b/Fly Kitfox III/Mini-500b
- Total Flight Time
My guess is...It could not be done. The base engine is around $25k. The main gearbox will cost them another $15k to manufacture unless they use straight cur spur gears and more or less copy a Brantly planetary box.Has 70' been indicated in some way by Innovatortech or is it just a question? If they could sell the kit for about that price, it would be a success.
Rotorway shows that even a $100k 2-seat kit barely makes enough money to keep the company alive.
Also, The Mosquito organization chooses to stay small, keep demand up, and prices high to give the guys at the factory job security. That has been working so I doubt they would change their profile. Selling single seaters as cheaply as possible was never their goal.
My prediction is ... finally a FLYABLE, RELIABLE, WELL DESIGNED two-seat kit helicopter, but the price will be $110-$120k.