Hornet isn't direct copy of CH701. It has different fuselage and also wing isn't same.The hornet is obviously a direct copy of a Zenith CH701.
My calculations of using this airframe for electric power is favorable. ... Cheers, Gene
You are probably correct on the Zenith copy now that I looked at the specs, however the wing clearly resembles one.Hornet isn't direct copy of CH701. It has different fuselage and also wing isn't same.
In fact, actually electric flight isn't ecological as battery production and recycling is pretty dirty, low capacity, lifetime, power and pricey.
Sorry again for my earlier reply.The AAK aircraft have no relation to anything done with a Zenith.
The wings shape and looks far predate a Zenith by at least 40 years and are nothing new at all.
Ole Hartmann designs all his machines from scratch to suit the utility of the intended users. Hence tough as nails, internal steel cage, trailing link gear and even a shock on the tail wheel if desired. Also have standard hardpoints on the wings and under cockpit for carrying big things.
But I do not expect he envisages the hardpoints for military use.
He designs primarily for outback operations on farms and massive cattle stations, most of his machines end up been used daily and are the lifeblood of farm operations. Some are doing 1ooo plus hrs a year, not show ponys but workhorses.
Also excel at observation, search and rescue etc.
A Zenith is not in the same league, the Hornet could be described as a flying tank for farms.