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Technoflug Carat

by
Noël Rumers

The Carat was designed as a motor glider which combines the Schempp-Hirth Discus sailplane wings with a newly designed fuselage . The gear is retractable and folds under the engine cowl and the front fuselage sides. The landing gear is operated by an electric-hydraulic unit. The engine is the Sauer VW based engine, driving a forward folding prop for excellent soaring characteristics and very good performance. The engine is covered in by a very well designed and built cowl. This, of course, will have its benefit for its' soaring ability. The glide rate is 35:1 and it is designed for semi-aerobatic purposes. The Carat is now in production by AMS.

The Carat can easily be assembled, like a normal glider from its trailer by the aid of small carrying fixtures.

The wing is set onto the fuselage as a low as possible. The pilot sits over the wing with the wing spar passing right beneath the knees of the pilot.



More example photos of the Carat


AMS Documentation
Technoflug Documentation
Technoflug Manual


Carat 3-view (more available in attached files on this page)


Magazine Article - (Note that these may be large pdf files)
Aero '99
Aerokurier '99
Fliegermagazin '98
Flight Impresions Japan
MFI '99

 

Technical data:

Span

15.00 m

Landing gear:

Length

6.21 m

Main

2 retractable gear

Empty weight

325 kg

Tail

Steer able

Max. weight

470 kg

Wing

---

Best glide ratio

35

Construction method:

Profiles

HX 83

Fuselage

Full glass

Engine

Sauer 1800 cc

Wing

Full glass

Max. speed

250 km/h

Tail

Full glass

Cruising speed

160 km / h

 

Climb

3.5 m/s

 Propeller:

Technoflug KS-F3-1

Seating

1

 

Information: Technoflug

Photos:     Joachim Ewald

                 Hans Jürgen Fischer

                 Internet and articles