That statement does seem a stretch."Rolls Royce" between motorgliders...
However I really don´t like the idea of 120 kg (264 lb) bateries behind pilots.Reiner Stemme designed his craft 30 years ago and the overall design of the electric Elfin retains the pop-out nose cone, folding propeller configuration.sustainableskies.org
But what I like is the range extender - 60 kg / 30-35 kW sounds good.
And this is also interesting:
"The elfin design ist a complete new development and does not base upon the existing S10. REINERSTEMME.aero GmbH, the present company of Dr. Reiner Stemme, is not connected to STEMME AG."
Not based on Stemme S10? Really?
So they may sell more of these than gliders?
According to infro from web is in pod only range extender and fuel tank is integrated in the wing.So they may sell more of these than gliders?
It must be complete with fuel tank?
Generally you really can use weight reserve for a big batteryDragonfly Rancher crop-sprayer can carry 42 gallons (420 lbs) of liquid-spray. So presumably 420 lbs of batteries could replace the liquid-spray for an hour or so of inexpensive e-Flying. Check out the vid: