Wow.... thanks for upgrade!Looking at second hand market in Germany give you an idea of real prices today. Even more expensive !
45 200 EUR- Aeriane Swift (electric self launch)
=> 47 000€ for 15 years structure but electrical system new.
UL - Segler Dübendorf, Built in 2006, Aeriane check up in 2014Electrics parts and new fairing installed by Icaro 2000, beginning of 2019Air-bra...www.segelflug.de
65 000 EUR- Silent Electro (price info from 2013)
=> They are not for sale anymore, but until 1 month ago there was 2 Silent Electro for 100 000 € on segelflug.de
I have not yet seen any GP glider for sale...
79 000 EUR -MiniLak (with FES self launch)
=> 128 000 € (32 000€ 1/4 property) for brand new to be delivered
=> 110 000€ for lak 17bFES. With 13,5 wing extention, it is the same as mini-lakHaltergemeinschaften Flugplatz Holtorfsloh, Wir haben eine fabrikneue, eigenstartfähige MiniLAK im Zulauf (S/N #35, D-KOYO, Baubeginn jetzt Anfang August, Ausl...www.segelflug.de
Not adapted for cruise with electric motor, but still interesting reference point :
Taurus G2 Electro :
This one is brand new at 132 000€
Klapptriebwerkler , PRICE IS EX VAT. VAT to pe paid in the country of purchaseThe aircraft is a 2019 upgraded 40Ah model and is the most rec...www.segelflug.de
Also Antares 20E :
170 000 € after 15 years of use!
Offene Zweibrücken, Es wird eine gebrauchte Antares 20E vom Besitzer zum Verkauf angeboten. Für weitere Informationen siehe https...www.segelflug.de
Don´t forget that 15K EUR is for KIT (and depends what stage of KIT is in this price). Plus... to have a self launch you need to add price for propulsion system. However I agree that is good price for composite plane with L/D 1:30 and low EW-in my opinion=the best of the bests ! (for not rich pilots...)
f.e. L/D=30 / 15 kEUR +some homebuild work.
=my concept of not pricy propulsor= DC PM motor ( LEM200) +simple discreteneed to add price for propulsion system.
Well... I am a bit conservative+very low Cd fuselage (Goldschmid aerodynamic) + low Cd wing (BKB1-A type, NACA8-H-12) with AoA control ("FREEWING"=super big Cl at AoA> 30 deg.) =super energyeconomic flying device...
thanks !"V" tail has lower drag than classic "T" tail.
Well... I am a bit conservative
Nothing against your design.
"V" tail has lower drag than classic "T" tail.
Just... when I was flying with RC models I noticed difficulties to recover spin with "V" tail models. What I want to say is that when you will start test flying pls. focuse on non standard situations like stalls, stalls during turns, spin recovery and flutter resistance. This is even more important when you use unusual aerodynamic solutions (free wing).
When I fly with new airplane I am glad to feel performance, but I am more glad if flight characteristics are friendly. In other words - I try to imagine situation when airplane is flown by non experienced pilot making mistakes.
Airplane you design has "V" tail?