I placed the order for the Raptobike frame kit today. I emailed Arnold regarding shipping costs and he confirmed that as a US customer ordering the frame kit I could use the TNT post shipping option. This saved me $457 USD, so I was very happy to hear that. I need to talk to my LBS about working on the frame kit and helping me build it up. If they are willing I will probably order all the components through them as that will help them out as well as me. The Kirkland bike shop has been very nice about working on my recumbents to date and has been very willing to "chew the fat" about them as well.
I am very excited and can't wait for the frame kit to arrive.