Hang Glider class sailplane

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Hang Glider class sailplane

Post by flying.islander » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:36 pm

Saw this cool little sailplane--didn't catch the name of it. Apparently the guy flying it was taking it up for his first test flight, and was one of the developers. This was at Schanis glider club in Switzerland earlier this month. As you can see it has flaps, has a door in the floor so that it can be launched "Fred Flintstone" style (thus helping to put it in the Hang Glider class as defined in Switzerland), and when runways like this are available it comes with an electric motor powered pusher prop with self folding blades in the back, powerful enough for self-launch.

Might be a fun addition to Condor...
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Re: Hang Glider class sailplane

Post by wickid » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:13 am

That is an Archaeopteryx. They are built by a Swiss company.
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Re: Hang Glider class sailplane

Post by flying.islander » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:50 pm

Ah okay--thanks wickid.
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