Eldredge said that, with the emergence of the Evolution models, Lancair has changed as a company. Unlike other Lancair designs, the Evolution is not a kit that customers bring home to build. Instead it is built with a combination of the owner, factory builders and builders in commercial shops. With the new DNA, Eldridge, who joined the company in late 2015, felt that Lancair was unable to adequately support the lighter side of the company and thought it best to separate the Evolution. Also, while the Evolution has been a unique product in the market, the legacy Lancair products have had too much competition, and the Legacy, the latest light experimental kit the company has been building, was no longer selling.