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by speedy
Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: See what happens ...
Replies: 2
Views: 2494

Re: See what happens ...

This is the story in short: On prefilght check the pilot turned the prop slightly to access the oil checking pin. The engine suddenly fired and went to full throttle. The pilot was able to get away from the prop fast enough but could not reach the cockpit to stop the engine. The Falke performed a 18...
by speedy
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: See what happens ...
Replies: 2
Views: 2494

See what happens ...

... when a motorglider tries to fly WITHOUT a pilot.
Thank God nobody was hurt!
by speedy
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Aerobatics with the Whisepr
Replies: 11
Views: 12449

Re: Aerobatics with the Whisepr

Seems you misunderstood my last sentence. I did not intend to make the whisper lighter (I don't like microlights) but to make is motorglider which is capable of light aerobatics - so acro-light-model :wink: What you tell about the design basis (CS22),the identical spar caps and the wing design beein...
by speedy
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Aerobatics with the Whisepr
Replies: 11
Views: 12449

Re: Aerobatics with the Whisepr

Who knows maybe we'll make an "acro" model one day - Christian you volunteering for test pilot duty? :D Why not ... but let me first start building a whisper ... hope soon ... :wink: operate whispers within the limits of the flight manual You are totaly right! What's not tested and even not intende...
by speedy
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Aerobatics with the Whisepr
Replies: 11
Views: 12449

Re: Aerobatics with the Whisepr

8) 8) Hmm, I just went to my local glider club and questioned myself: "Is it possible to roll a glider, especially the heavy double-seaters with more than 15 meters span?" And I answered myself: "Yes, why not, if it's permitted by the manufacturer. I roll the ASK21 (17m) a couple of times nearly erv...
by speedy
Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Aerobatics with the Whisepr
Replies: 11
Views: 12449

Re: Aerobatics with the Whisepr

Because of the span, all rolling type manoevres are out of the question. Hmm, why should the span inhibit rolling manoevres? I think aerobatics with engine off should only be limited by: - strength of spar / construction (positive and negative) - agility - VNE / flutter Off course a motorglider wil...
by speedy
Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Whisper in Europe?
Replies: 1
Views: 1905

Whisper in Europe?

Hi everyone!

Is there any Whisper beeing built in Europe?
I would really like to have a look at this nice plane in real!

Christian