That 10G is ultimate so it is a bit misleading. The 10G is also for the long wing -361. The -36 goes to 12G ultimate.I looked , and they say it's good for 10-G's ; that would be good enough for
me , (along with a ballistic reserve).
Not quite light enough for 103 compliant ; could it maybe
go on a carbon diet, to get the weight down ?
It doesn't need to fold but it does make the tow-able package a lot more compact.It don't need to fold, just stand it on its nose and point a wingtip forward on the trailer.
I agree !!...
Part 103 weight for a pure glider at 155 pounds is just fantasy.
Potentially - Yes. But I don't want to get into a position where builders are dependent on my business to get/keep their plane flying.An ancillary question:. Would >you< be in the business (literally) of making/selling whatever power package you decide on?
The AVs require around 7hp (~5k watts) for level flight with zero lift. More lets it cruise at higher speeds and/or climb. A motorized version needs about 20 hp (~15K watts) for reasonable climb rate. If you use glider launch methods even 5 hp would significantly extend the glide range for a "save".Hi;
How much power does it really need? I mean it fly's pretty well without an engine.
Electric is the future. Why design for the past?
Industrial engines of one brand or another are available most everywhere and they are pretty well interchangeable. Each will need it's own personalized modifications but the basics are all similar.I would set on a Honda or Kohler ...available in most countries of the world.
And it could work direct drive unlike a lot of the model electric motors that spin too fast. I also like the fact that they are using more voltage than the model motors.If the rex 50 would do it,