LGT Stratos shows its sleek styling in flight over Penfield Aerodrome near Melbourne.

LGT Stratos shows its sleek styling in flight over Penfield Aerodrome near Melbourne.

Posted 08.28.2009 in News by Christopher

Some sceptics have likened it to a coathanger or paperclip, but this smallest of ultra-light planes is breaking new ground in flying.
The 75kg (165-pound) midget can fly sideways, reach 180 kmh (112 mph) and withstand 30 knot winds, all on a two-stroke 24 hp motor.
The radical new design developed in Australia relies on a joined wing configuration and flight controls on the canard and wingtips to upgrade manoeuvrability while ensuring stability without a large wingspan.

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