One of the main objectives of the Open Source Ligeti Stratos Project is to encourage the participation of commercial interests in the project to make engines, instrumentation, assemblies, materials and services available to individual builders through a coordinated supply chain. Pricing will be set by the suppliers. Most components will be sourced by multiple suppliers.
This project is in the early stages, and no suppliers have been contacted to solicit their participation. It is anticipated that an initial round of contacts will be made with prospective suppliers by the end of June 2013.
The Open Source Stratos project will be different than any other experimental project to date. We intend to create a comprehensive parts list and supplier registry, so builders can create and manage purchase orders for parts, which suppliers will service through the system. We will also support an open API for integration with supplier online ordering systems.
In addition to basic materials, such as fiberglass cloth, resin, and the like, there are also opportunities for suppliers of major components including engines, propellers, instrumentation and landing gear. Fabricators of special assemblies such as canopy latches, brake systems, flight control hardware and other specialized systems will have the ability to manufacture these components under license from the Second Generation Ligeti Stratos project. There will also be opportunities for fabricators of larger components that can be manufactured in compliance with FAA “51%” rules including fuselage shells, wing spars, unfinished airfoils, propulsion duct, cowling and wheel fairings.
CAD drawings, dimensions and specifications will be provided by the project designers.
If you are an aviation materials supplier or fabricator interested in the project, please send an email to the project principals using the addresses listed on our contact page.