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Anyone have a F2 on order?

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Or better yet, have taken delivery of one?  

For those who have placed orders or are thinking of doing so -- I would be interested in thinking on the LSA version versus the promised certified, IFR-capable version.

About me -- it's been a while since I posted in this forum.  I started out my flying in a CTLS, but moved up to a DA40 because I wanted more size and weight for gusty wind conditions and also wanted to pursue an instrument rating.  I am thinking about trading in my DA40 for various reasons, including that I hardly ever use the rear seats, and wouldn't mind returning to a plane with a ballistic chute (although the DA40 has a really stellar safety record).  I had a demo with Tom P. in the F2 and thought it flew really nicely.

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I'm waiting on the 4 seat for the increased performance.  The F2 is awesome but I "need" something faster and occasional 4 seats

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I’m also interested in the F4.  As noted, I rarely use the rear seats in my current plane but it would be nice to have the option and the increased performance.  Any word on timing?

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I've not been following the 4 place / certified versions.  If I was shopping for a 4 place, and the budget being north of $300k, a FD wouldn't even be on the list.  And I love my FD, great LSA machine.  Beyond that, I'd be all over a Cirrus if you had to have the chute, or a Mooney without the chute.  So many options when you have a third of a million dollars to pony up!

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Is the F2 considered a CT?  After all, it's the "F2" and not "CTF2", and other than construction materials the two share little in common.  Just wondering what the factory thinks.  I'd hate to think the CT series is just "going away".

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I wouldn't call it a CT anymore; while there are some things in common, the fuselage has enough changes that I'd consider it a new class.

It doesn't even have the same ICAO code either.

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What is the consensus of the extra weight the F2 has? 
Has any individual, other than dealers, purchased one?

I am very interested.

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I'm just wondering how efficient production is going. There are a lot of shortages in the aviation field such as tires, engines, engine parts etc. Try to get a fuel tank for a King Air, almost impossible.  Supply chain interruption is global. Container shipments from China used to be around $2500 to $4000, now around $25000. I wonder how spare parts will be in the near future for anything. The marine industry is devastated, try to buy a boat, and engines are very difficult to get.

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