Bailet's Composites Raptor
The Raptor is a rigid wing hang glider kit manufactured by Bailet's Composites. The Raptor is a swept flying wing with tip rudders and was designed by Matt Kollman of Columbus, Ohio. Matt and Roy Bailets worked together on the Genesis sailplane where they met Jim Marske. Jim supplied the airfoil and ideas for the structure which Matt turned into the Raptor design. Roy Bailets was developing the tooling for kit production in Mojave, CA. The Raptor production prototype should have been flying the summer of 1997. Matt Bailets had been flying the prototype for about 3 years and had more than 70 hours flight time.