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Aeromot AMT 100 Ximango and AMT 200 Super Ximango 

Specifications - AMT 200

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Aeronaves e Motores (Aeromot) acquired the production right to the Aerostructures (Fournier) RF 10 side-by-side two-place self-launching sailplane and built a slightly modified version under the name AMT 100 Ximango with a 80 BHP / 60 kW Limbach L 2000 E01 engine driving a Hoffmann 2 blade 3 position propellor with electric starter. The first AMT 100 flew in 1989. The AMT 200 is a decelopment using the liquid cooled Rotax engine also with a Hoffmann propeller, but of larger diameter. The double main wheel landing gear is manually retractable. The ouboard section of the wing fold for hangering. Specifications are for the AMT 200. ATC


Aerotechnik L 13 Vivat

Specifications – SHE/SL (SDM/SDL in parenthesis)

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A powered self-launching derivative of the widely used LET L 13 Blanik, the Vivat uses a rear fuselage and wings very similar to the L 13. The wings do not, however, incorporate the flaps of the L 13, but retain the DFS type airbrakes. The center section and cockpit area are widened to make room for the two-place side-by-side seats. The main wheel is retractable, and the wingtip outrigger wheels fold back at the same time. The tail wheel is steerable, being linked to the rudder circuit. It can also be unlocked and be fully castoring outside the normal rudder-linked range. The Vivat is offered with a choice of engines, the SHE with the Czech Walter mikron, matched to a three position Hoffmann propeller, and the SL with a German Limbach fitted with a Muhlbauer electrically operated constant speed feathering propeller. The engine compartment is fitted with cooling shutters which can be closed to reduce drag when the engine is off. Both models are offered with a two wheel non-retractable landing gear as an alternative to the single retractable wheel with tip outriggers. Figures in parenthesis are for the SDM/SDL. ATC


Champion Freedom Falcon

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The Self-Lauching Freedom Falcon, which first flew in 1982, uses a Wankel type rotary engine with variable pitch propeller. Approach control is with spoilers.


Diamond Katana Xtreme HK-36

Specifications – HK 36TS (HK 36 TTS in parenthesis

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The two-place sel-launching glider, a development of the HOAC HK 36 Super Dimona, is produced in four varieties, the HK 36TC with an 60 kW/ 81 bhp engine and tailwheel landing gear, the HK 36TC with the same engine and tricycle gear, the 86 kW/ 115 bhp HK 36TTS with tailwheel gear, and the HK 36TTC with the same engine and tricycle gear. The variants with the larger engine have the capability of towing lighter sailplanes. The wings fold back to stand vertically parallel with the fuselage for hangaring. Specifications in parenthesis are for the HK 36TTS.


HOAC H 36 Dimona and HK 36 Super Dimona

Specifications – H 36 (HK 36 in parenthesis)

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The all-fiberglass two-place self-launching HOAC ( formerly Hoffmann) Dimona features a folding wing design which allows two people to fold both wings in several minutes and reduce the aircraft hanger space requirement to no more than that of a sailplane trailer. The Limbach engine drives a Hoffmann 2 blade, 3 position propeller. The Hk 36 Super Dimona has the wing span increased to 16.2 m. with carbon fiber spar and modified fuselage. It is also offered with wingtip extensions to give a span of 17.6 m. Approach control is with top surface Schempp-Hirth type airbrake. In addition to the Limbach, it is offered with a Rotax 912 A of similar power, or a more powerful Limbach L 2400 EB. Dimonas have been manufactured in Germany and Austria. ATC


Radab Windex 1200C

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The 1200C is a flapped aerobatic (+9/ -6g) self-launching sailplpane which also has good soaring performance. The 3-cylinder 2-cycle engine is fitted with a variable pitch featering propeller. It has Schempp-Hirth type upper surface airbrakes. It also is available in an unpowered version.


Rutan Solitaire

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Rutan’s canard self-launching sailplane attracted much attention when it won the Sailplane Homebuilders Association Design Contest in 1982. The engine, with electric starter for air starting, erects from and retracts into a bay in the forward fuselage by means of electro-hydraulic power. The canard configuration is intended to make the ship virtually stall-proof as the canard stalls before the main wing, causing the ship to pitch nose-down and preventing the main wing from stalling. That, however, does not mean that mishandling cannot cause very high sink rates. The main wing has trailing edge flaps which also operate as spoilers by the leading edge coming above the top surface of the wing when deploying. The unusually efective ‘spoilflap’ trailing edge surfaces provide good glidepath control.

 


Stemme S 10 (USAF TG-11)

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The S 10 is a side-by-side Open Class self-launching sailplane which first flew in 1986. Theengine is located in the fuselage below the wing center section driving a propeller in the nose via a carbon shaft passing under the cockpit. For operation under power, the nose cone is moved forward to provide clearance for the folding propeller blades to be extended by centrifugal force. Once the engine is stopped, the blades fold back and the nose cone is retracted. Transition from power to sailplane is very quick with almost no drag penalty. The S 10V model has a variable pitch propeller providing increased rate of climb and cruising speed. The U.S. Air Force Academy operates 2 S 10’s as the TG-11 A model (S 10VT) with a turboscharged Rotax is in development. ATC


Strojnik S-2

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The S-2 uses carbon fiber and aluminum wing spars with fiberglass skins. The fuselage pod is wood skinned with fiberglass, the boom is aluminum and the tail group is carbon-reinforced and skinned with fiberglass. The fixed gear consist of two small wheels in tandem. The Kohler engine drives a foldable propeller. Glidepath control is by flaps.

 


Twi Taifun 17 EII

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This side-by-side seating self-launching sailplane first flew in 1981 as the Valentin Taifun. It has a two bladed non retracting Muhlbauer variable pitch feathering propeller. ATC.


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