The last week of July was a fantastic experience from AirVenture 2017. The RDD team flew the recently completed LX7, N141DP, to the biggest aviation show on earth.
The entire experience was filled with firsts for the team and for the airplane. The show was very well attended and the traffic through the display was extremely busy. It was both fun and rewarding to watch the flying public grasp the capabilities and elegance of the design first hand.
This was all capped off with a non-stop flight from Oshkosh to Redmond of just over 6 hours. The airplane did great and continued to impress us with a steady 250 knot true airspeed performance all the way home on 17 gallons of fuel per hour. View N141DP on the FlightAware website >
The most intriguing statistic was the evidence of excellent flying performance of the wing as demonstrated by the steady speed from start of cruise to start of descent. The indicated airspeed remained constant despite burning over 600 lbs of fuel. This means the wing is flying nicely in its performance profile at all weights.
Now that we are back in Redmond the activity level has not subsided a bit. Serial number 2 will get its wing next week, while serial number 3 has started into the process of the initial preparation of the fuselage. Both serial numbers have a delivery date on or before the end of October. There will be 4 more flying LX7s before the end of the year.
We are very excited about the progress that has been made in all areas of the company to make this project a reality. We welcome you to visit and see first hand what we are doing to advance experimental aviation in safety and manufacturing repeatability.
Come on by!
Thank you for your continued support and interest in RDD.
RDD Enterprises announced today that it is taking production reservations for its brand new LX7 Aircraft Conversion. The LX7 represents an exponential improvement on the Lancair IV-P in performance, safety, range and comfort.
Trade in an old Lancair IV-P for a beautiful new high-tech aircraft that is faster, safer, more comfortable -- and can go coast to coast without refueling?
For just $550,000?
Yes, it's true. RDD Enterprises announced today that it is taking production reservations for its brand new LX7 Aircraft Conversion. The LX7 represents an exponential improvement on the IV-P in performance, safety, range and comfort.
“You won’t believe what they’re doing to the Lancair IV”, wrote Robert Goyer of Plane & Pilot in December. “The LX7, which all-up is slated to cost around the same as a new Cirrus SR22 G5 or Cessna TTx, will give the airplane much of the appeal of an FAA certificated high-performance single but with greater speed than you can find in a Part 23 model.”
The LX7 blows past previous industry standards in every relevant category, with a list of features and advantages so long that the plane has its own website (http://LX7aircraft.com). Highlights include:
“The LX7 offers owners an unparalleled combination of performance, safety, luxury and value,” says Dave McRae, one of RDD’s owners. “There’s just nothing else like it out there. I’ve been flying since 1989 and this airplane is like a traveling machine dream come true. I can easily fly from our facility in Redmond to just about anywhere I want to go without refueling. And the comfort level is superior to the original IV-P due to the increased leg room and passenger space. Flying with pressurization and greater fuel capacity increase confidence and peace of mind when tackling long distance flights.”
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