Albatros Streifeneder   

General Details
Manufacturer: Streifeneder
Plane Name:


Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: Germany
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 0


Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
kg lb.
15 49.2 9.04 0 220 0 230 0 450 0 50 10.16 115 254
Aspect ratio: 25.89
Structure: cfk, gfk, kevlar

In nature, the Albatros is one of the best gliders, being able to stay airborne for days without a single move of his wings. The new standard class aircraft from Hansjörg Streifender is flying under the same name. The aircraft is full of new ideas and is consequently designed for excellent performance, good flying characteristics, and safety. As compared to the simpler aircraft in the same category, the Streifender Albatros is a firework of ideas and will probably raise a storm in the standard class. A new fuselage wing fillet with cambered inner wing is one of the features of the new glider, significantly reducing the drag. This design, which was tested in the wind tunnel of the Technical University Delft, allows for a wingspan reduction of 2 m. Other constructions often fly with turbulent air flow in this wingspan area. Since the construction is complex, the Albatros receives a mid-wing of approximately 2 m wingspan. Other highlights of the Albatros include a modern horizontal stabilizer which can be electrically trimmed for slow and high-speed flight, as well as, a speed-controlled upper and lower wing surface blowing. The wing profile (TU Delft, Prof. Loek M. M. Boermans) with a 95 percent laminar flow of the underneath side stands for excellent glide performance. The aileron blowing, in this section controlled by the movements of this control surface, is designated for the underneath side of the wings. The Albatros fuselage is equipped with a rescue system as a standard. Hansjörg Streifender is cautious about the performance data. However, just the estimates are promising a significant performance leap: 25 percent less flow-around surface than the competitors, 10 percent less profile drag as the ASW 24, and the aerodynamically optimized fuselage wing fillet. Source: Aerokurier


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