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The Archaeopteryx Electric “Electeryx” Self-Launching Glider

The Archeopteryx is a versatile high-end hang glider in glider configuration with exceptional climbing ability. It is designed for the foot start of mountain slopes as well as for a variety of other types of takeoff such as rubber lift off the mountain or car, winch, aircraft, and UL towing start of airfields.

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And, with the unique fast-adaptive electric drive, it is also capable of self-launching.The new Carbon glider is characterized by its minimal weight, the large airspeed range with very slow minimum speed, the well coordinated controllability as well as its adaptability through the flight.

The motor appears to be an MGM unit sold as the Rotex Electric REX 30, a 15 to 18 kilowatt (20.1 to 24.1 horsepower) unit which can swing a 1.3 meter propeller at a leisurely 1,800 to 2,200 rpm depending on windings.

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The motor appears to be an MGM unit sold as the Rotex Electric REX 30, a 15 to 18 kilowatt (20.1 to 24.1 horsepower) unit which can swing a 1.3 meter propeller at a leisurely 1,800 to 2,200 rpm depending on windings. The Twin 14-cells-in-series, 40 Amp-hour battery packs, motor controller, battery management system, and 30- Amp battery charger complete the power pack, which can be installed or removed in about five minutes.