The Esprit VFII experimental homebuilt racing aircraft was on display at the Cranfield, UK, Popular Flying Association rally on 2-4 July. The Rolls-Royce 0200-powered all-composite kit, designed by Switzerland's Valentino Fry, offers a maximum range of 1,000km (540nm) and a maximum speed of 210kt (385km/h). According to Fry, the aircraft's licence will be available within two months. "I can supply many of the composite parts, and the engineering drawings and licence will be available on CD," he says. The completed aircraft can be built in about 1,500-2,000h, equivalent to between three and four years and is priced at about $31,000.

Source: Flight International