We are glad to inform you that Silent 2 Electro (FES) become the winner of 13,5m Super regional competition, which take place at Moriarty airport, New Mexico!
Its pilot Mr. Francois Pin, managed to have more than 1000 point more than second pilot! For all competition days he self-launched from this nearly 1900m high airport!
New video available of FES start and stop procedure in flight!
We are glad to inform you that we just delivered thirty
(30) FES units!
It was delivered to first german customer, installed on his brand new and shiny 18m class LAK17B FES sailplane.
Our friends from Alisport presenting Silent 2 Electro (with FES) and Silent 2 Targa (with retractable combustion engine).
Some photos of LZ design, and other
manufacturers stands with FES product from Aero 2013!
article "LAK17B FES Flight Impression" Soaring magazine
March, 2013 (author Renny Rozzoni), this article is courtesy of Soaring Magazine and the SSA
new article about Silent 2 Electro in Segelfliegen magazine (author Leonardo Brigliadori)
Silent 2 Electro flight test in Gliding International magazine (author Aldo Cernezzi)
New FES manuals are available in Download section!
We added also older article LAK17 A mit FES, by Stefan Bodner, article is published on www.segelflug.de under
We just completed endurance testings (50h requested according CS22 regulations) of our
FES propeller as part of EASA certification program. Testings was
performed by SAirKo company. Actually they
prolonged it (as everything was set up already) to reach 100h and
this was also succesfully completed!
You can vote for sustainer engine system you would chose for your sailplane under voting!
From now on you can sign in for our newsletter which we
are planing to
published at least once a year, to be able to inform you better about our development and achievements.
New FES presentation video:
Idaflieg Flight performance testing of FES succesfully completed! It
is confirmed that drag is like having installed bugwipers.
Two LAK17B FES sailplanes on World Gliding Championship in Uvalde
Texas. Official website
from this event were taken by our friend Mr. Vitek Siroky
BLANIK AMERICA, who is also LAK dealer in USA
We were exploring gliding conditions in Livno, Bosnia and
Hercegovina. It has real potential to become another European
gliding paradize. Website of Livno Adria Cup
Lukas and Hugo Benedikt from Slovakia are flying with LAK17A FES on
Euroglide 2012 - 2000km glider race.
5th place for
LAK17A FES during weekend competition in Slovenj
This weekend - starting on Friday we have short gliding competition in our club with 22 pilots on entry list, with 3 FES equipped sailplanes!
Three FES equipped sailplanes are flying on FCC competition in Prievidza in Mixed class. Two LAK17B FES and one LAK17A FES!
We are glad to inform you that we reached important milestone in production - stator plates produced by stamping tool.
As big accuracy is neccesery we were using up to now very expensive and time consuming EDM wire cut CNC machine. With more and more orders we were not able to produce enough motors with this process, so we decided to build stamping toll, which was quite big investment. This will greatly improve our production capabilities!
First LAK17B FES delivered to US. It was presented on SSA convention in Reno, Nevada. FES team was also participating on event!
After event it was transported to its home location: Moriarty,
We are glad to announce that we started working in new workshop for FES assembly and production on 300sqm. This will improve our production capabilities to new level.
Last weekend we performed a special FES sailplane start, which can make gliding much cheaper!
Idea is simple: Use of FES after being airborne with help of auto-tow.
Only a few sailplanes have high enough landing gear, so that
propeller clearance on grass is not too small for safe self launch.
With help of auto-tow than all FES equipped sailplanes would
not need towing plane or even winch any more to become airborne. All you
need is FES equipped sailplane, usual car and about 120m of Dynemma
rope. Such start could be used also on relatively short, let say
750m long airfields, which are otherwise too short for usual winch
or car launch! If only short runway is available, than more powerful
car is needed for good acceleration.
-LAK17A FES on our LZ design stand in Berblinger hall A2
-Silent 2 FES on stand of Alisport in hall A1
FES is winner of Lindbergh Prize
In the Best Electric Propulsion category there were many new developments here at AERO.
In the judging, our experts gave strong consideration to the commercialization and scalability
potential of the systems reviewed. find out more...!
FES participated on Berblinger Flight competition
We were succesfull at completing the task of competition
(flight from Friedricshafen to Ulm and back) and this succesed
only 8 planes, from 36 teams.