Posted 10.18.2012 in Reviews by Christopher
With just a 24hp engine, the 414 gross weight Stratos can take off and land in under 300 ft. The shrouded prop reduces power loss by minimizing tip vortices. The aircraft has phenominal gliding characteristics, with a reported 20:1 glide ratio. Max. speed is 180 km/h (124 mph). Stall speed is 58 km/h (36 mph)
Posted 09.06.2012 in Reviews by Christopher
The tailless two-wing design is sometimes classified as a canard, although it is very different from a conventional canard. It is similar to a biplane, but with a pronounced negative stagger. The forward wings sweep back at 120 degrees to join the straight rear wing, which is mounted above the fuselage and the shrouded pusher propeller. The wings are joined in a box by vertical surfaces which contain split rudders.