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The idea of electric motorgliding
The elfin e-powered motorglider continues the success story of the still unbeaten high-performance motorglider STEMME S10 which had its maiden flight more than 30 years ago. The STEMME S10 has been developed and is built by STEMME AG in Strausberg/Berlin. The plane has been designed and constructed by Dr. Reiner Stemme and his team during his time as manager and CEO of STEMME AG and was for the first time certified in 1990 by the LBA (German Luftfahrtbundesamt).
A highlight in its history was the successful mission »On Top of the World« in the Himalaya region using an underwing 3D camera system from DLR. We have the ambitious objective to continue this story in a new generation of planes; therein we rely on radical innovations. We cooperate with German research institutes and the industry - so we can best incorporate today’s knowledge in this project.
The elfin design ist a complete new development and does not base upon the existing S10. REINER STEMME Utility Air-Systems GmbH, the present company of Dr. Reiner Stemme, is not connected to STEMME AG.
Fly the new Reiner Stemme Class – side-by-side with e-power independent and safely
Side by side cockpit in front of wing with panoramic view and low sill for easy entry
retractable propeller system
directly coupled electric motor in fuselage nose
main battery in rear compartment for best mass balance
auxiliary battery behind cockpit at CG
specific wing airfoil 20e-143 without premature lift plateau, seamlessly optimized over the entire wing span
ambitious wing-to-fuselage-intersection design with fillets for drag reduction
turbulent root section airfoil and root twist
outer wings foldable to 36.25 ft (11.05 m) wingspan for taxiing and hangaring
inner wing lengthwise pivoting over fuselage for 9 m by 2 m (30 x 6.5 sqft) overall footprint
enhanced safety through full ballistic parachute recovery system
certification EASA CS-22 and FAA equivalent.