Lancair MAKO

A beautiful and capable 4-place alternative to Cirrus and Corvalis/TTX at a fraction of the cost.

To be introduced at EAA AirVenture 2017, the Lancair MAKO is a new design from a legendary company.


An Unequalled Airplane for Pilots

Capability and Comfort

When we looked at the cabin design of other four-seat airplanes, we saw room for improvement. And more room is what you get.  Mako’s interior is a spacious 46 inches across and 48 inches in height. Along with the generous shoulder and headroom, passengers enjoy outstanding visibility through large windows and the onepiece windshield. Space is also maximized in the ample baggage area, where you can carry all the gear you need for a lengthy trip. 

To keep your passengers seated in comfort, we’ve included inflatable door seals that keep the cabin shielded from whistling wind and engine noise. A custom sound-proofing package, developed exclusively for Lancair, is available to make the cabin even quieter. 

But comfort and cabin space doesn’t mean sacrificing speed. With a powerful Lycoming IO-540 engine, you can cruise smoothly at 235 mph. Our climb rate (over 2000 fpm) and takeoff distance (600 ft.) earns Lancair high marks for power and performance. Plus, thanks to a precision tuned induction system, fuel consumption is 10-15% less than other similarly powered engines. The retractable nose gear streamlines Mako’s aerodynamics while twin gullwing-style cabin doors make cabin access easy for passengers and pilot alike. 

The new Lancair Mako synthesizes 35 years of aviation experience into one unforgettable aircraft. An ideal balance of performance, comfort and capability at a price no comparable plane can match.

Fly Even Sooner

with the Lancair Builder Assist Program

Founded in 1999, our Builder Assist Program set out to help jump-start our builders and cut off up to a year of build time. The program teaches proper composite skills, provides you with experienced technical assistance in the crucial early stages of your aircraft assembly and allows a major portion of your aircraft to be completed in record time. 

We have expanded the Builder Assist Program to include the option to finish building your airplane at our facilities, with our guidence, in our optional Builder Completion Program. In just a matter of months you will be flying home in your new Lancair. 

Conducted at our Uvalde, Texas headquarters, our Builder Assist Program will allow you to completely close out all critical structures and rapidly advance your aircraft to completion. Lancair provides the fixtures, tools, supplies and one-on-one training, letting you head home with not only a significant portion of the build complete, but also the knowledge and confidence to quickly and accurately complete your airframe.

Fast Forward

with our Firewall Forward Option

To further simplify the builder assist process, we can Fastbuild your engine for you, saving you valuable time and effort. 

Lancair MAKO engine

We will install your engine to the mount and add all baffling, hoses, prop governor, and other necessities to completely plumb your engine. We can also install all of the firewall mounted items needed for your engine installation onto your firewall before your fuselage leaves our facility. With these two options, your engine can be mounted and fully plumbed in less than a day.

Performance

from the Ground Up

In our absolute passion to produce the world’s perfect aircraft, the Lancair team is committed to the idea that perfection of the whole can be accomplished only through perfection of the smallest details.

When you buy a Lancair you’ll receive unlimited, free technical assistance, five days a week, eight hours a day—for life. In conjunction with a very comprehensive, graphically detailed builders instruction manual, Lancair staff is available to advise our builders on all aspects of your assembly from spinner to tail. This assistance also includes advice on powerplant, propeller selection, avionics and panel layout, final system installations, and placement options.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Lancair MAKO

1What is the cost for a Mako?
Mako pricing will be a function of the engine selection, avionics package, airframe options and the level of finish you decide. We are targeting a completed Mako to run from $250,000 to a maximum of $500,000 with all the bells and whistles. Kits will be priced in lots of 5 which each successive production lot increasing in price.
2What does it take to reserve a position for a Mako?
A deposit of $1,000 will reserve a general production position in the Mako production line. A position holder will be offered a firm position with fixed pricing with a non-refundable deposit of $5,000.  
3Will there be financing for the Mako?
We will work with aircraft lending institutions to provide financing options for the Mako. Alternatively, we will offer a graduated payment schedule and sub-kits to spread the cost over time.
4Will you deliver the Mako as a kit to be completed away from the Lancair factory?
Yes, once the critical components* are assembled in the factory, you are free to take the kit away to be completed elsewhere. (*see FAQ #5)
5What “critical” components must be assembled at Lancair?
in order to ensure quality, safety and performance of your Mako we will require that, at a minimum, certain primary structures must be assembled in the factory fixtures. These include the wing, horizontal and vertical stabilizer skin bonding to the spars, the mating of the wing, horizontal and vertical stabilizers to the fuselage and alignment of the gear and engine mount to the aircraft.
6How long must I plan for the assembly of critical components?
The Builder Assistance Center at the Lancair factory will make your visit educational, enjoyable and very efficient. In as little as two weeks you can complete the Lancair required critical assembly.
7Where is the Lancair facility?
Lancair’s headquarters, manufacturing / production facility and Builders Assistance Center is located in Uvalde, Texas at the Garner Municipal Airport (KUVA). Nearby is Old Mexico, the Texas Hill Country and San Antonio, offering a wide variety of experiences while in Uvalde.
8How long will it take to complete a Mako and be flying?
A Mako can be fully built and ready to fly in as little as 6 months. The actual build time will depend on the builder’s schedule and abilities.
9Can Lancair provide completion services such as paint, interior and avionics?
Once the critical components are assembled at Lancair you can leave the aircraft here for completion including paint, interior and avionics.
10Why should I consider a Mako over a Cirrus or TTx?
Performance of the Mako exceeds either of these at a fraction of the cost. The joy of building the aircraft and knowing every component is immensely pleasing and being able to maintain it yourself will substantially reduce the cost of operation.
11Why is the nose gear retractable?
Retractable nose gear is offered as an option, to improve performance. We expect another 7 to 8 knots of cruise speed with the nose gear tucked away. We are also working on this operation being automatic, based on speed and GPS altitude.
12What other features does the Mako include that are new?
This will be the first Lancair with a right side entry door (optional) and a center mounted control stick (optional). With both of these installed you have the choice of piloting the aircraft from either side depending on what hand you want the control stick in (there will be throttles on both sidewalls). The Mako will also include a new design electric Freon air-conditioner (optional) and a ballistic recovery parachute (optional).
13Where can I get flight training for the Mako?
Lancair will work with the LOBO to create a Mako specific syllabus and the network of LOBO approved instructors to offer both initial and recurrent training in your Mako.