Glider aero-towing?

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Glider aero-towing?

Post by Stuart » Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:21 am

Would the Whisper be able to aero-tow a glider? If so, what mods would be needed? Also, any idea what the take-off run would be on a roughish grass field with a single-seater glass glider (no water ballast).

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Post by whisper » Thu May 05, 2005 9:15 am

We have not attempted to aerotow with the prototype nor would I think it would be suitable with a direct drive and relatively small prop. If the Whisper were fitted with a geared engine and larger, slower turning propeller it would likely make a fine glider tug.

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