2nd & 3rd
visited our associates in Poland to discuss the response to the Elf
XS at 'Flyer-live' and the possible supply of kits.
was agreed that an 'assembly kit', with fully painted composite
parts, could be produced subject to demand.
last, after several years waiting for SSDR, Flyer-live enabled us to
prosent the Elf to the UK flying community and what a response!
“Ticks all my boxes”
“When can I fly it?”
are now planning a series of demonstration and test flights for clubs
and publications, commencing in the spring. We look forward to
receiving notification of, and invitation to, suitable events.
First test flights of the 8.75mts span, high speed cruise, Elf XS have been undertaken and this aircraft will be displayed at the Flyer Live show at Telford on 28/29th November.
16th - 18th October
We visited our Polish associates at Ekolot to see some of the first flights of the Elf built to meet German Airworthiness Requirements and to determine the specification and costs of the UK SSDR Elf.
Overall feedback from the test pilot was very positive and reflected our experience with our original prototype in 2007 (see Videos).
Testing with the Polini Thor 200 has been successful and this is now the engine of choice for all future Elf aircraft.
A second prototype
has now been built, this retaining all the excellent flight
characteristics of the orginal Elf, but ground handling and taxiing
have been significantly improved with the introduction of a steerable
nose wheel, carbon-sprung axle, and main wheel brakes. A moulded canopy
option has been produced and various engines are under consideration.
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