SkyCraft first began accepting orders for the SD-1 Minisport in July of 2013, with deposits at an introductory price of $2,000. In anticipation of its FAA audit to ensure compliance with ASTM Standards for Light Sport Aircraft, SkyCraft is switching the SD-1 Minisport from its introductory deposit price to its production deposit price of $5,000. This change will come into effect on August 18th, 2014. This will give prospective buyers a week to take advantage of the initial deposit amount of $2,000.
Following a very successful EAA Airventure at Oshkosh, SkyCraft’s estimated lead time for an SD-1 Minisport is now 8 months, with first deliveries expected to be made this winter. SkyCraft hopes to knock this lead time down by 1-2 months by the end of 2015, with the goal of producing 100 airplanes a year starting in 2016.