I've done some research on the LP1...and am currently involved in the project development...as you probably know by now since you found the LP1 Yahoo discussion group
Anyway I'll continue this thread so anyone else reading can find some links to more information. It's simply one of the most fascinating aviation ventures I've ever had the priviledge to be a part of.
A short history of the development of the LP1:
David Algie has been developing the LP1 for the past 15 years or so. His primary profession was as a head fabricator in the IndyCar industry. Andretti Racing might sound familiar. He has been a part of championship teams and winning cars at the highest levels of racing. He started with a few drawings many years ago which turned into a scale model which then turned into the LP1. He has worked almost entirely part-time, by himself, for around 2 hours a day up until January 1st of this year when he went full time on the project. We expect to fly this prototype in early 2011 and begin delivering kits to our first customers soon after.
Many people simply don't know what the LP1 is and some have called it a mini-evolution, probably because of the elleptical windows, which really only have that shape for pressurization reasons (we are looking at sea-level pressure at FL280). Personally, I prefer to call it the IndyCar of aviation, or the LP1, which stands for Light Plane 1. We are expecting a total empty weight of around 1,080lbs. We are expecting a cruise speed of 385mph at FL280 while burning 14.5 gph, 100LL or 93 Premium Auto gas. Time to climb to cruising altitude is expected around 7-9 minutes.
I could go on but there is a great deal of information that has been catalogued over the years at the ALGIE COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT Yahoo Discussion Group found here
Also you can find information on our websites at Woodward Aerospace or Algie Composite Aircraft
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