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Scheibe SF-25 E 'Superfalke'
After some major changes on the SF 25 C Falke, e.g. a stronger engine, a 2-wheel main landing gear and aerodynamic changes to the engine cowl, were made the desire for better soaring capability came.
Only with the further development from the SF25 C Falke to the SF 25 Super Falke, the result of best glide ratio was taken up from 24 to 29. This glide ratio was achieved by aerodynamically better transition wing fuselage, the gear covers where enlarged and the span was enlarged with 2.7m to 18m.
The large span was a problem to hangar this plane so the wing got a folding construction. Each wingtip folds down with 4m so the rest span is only 10m.
The fuselage is a cloth covered, welded steel tube construction. Wing, elevator and rudder are a wooden construction also covered with cloth. The inner section of the wing has two supporting wheels, so the folded wing E-Falke motor glider can easily be handled on the ground.
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