What new battery technology is that?

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 5:57 PM, Mike Borgelt <
mborg...@borgeltinstruments.com> wrote:

> There is also a GP15 15 meter version under construction. Same fuselage as
> the 13.5 M version. Nicer looking than the Diana 2.
> The wing sure looks similar to that on a Diana 2 but with winglets. The
> 13.5 M version wing weighs 31 Kg each side. Easy to rig by one person.
> The 15M looks to be a seriously good competition glider with a very wide
> wing loading range. Electric self launch too. (Fully retractable, not the
> silly FES).
> A welcome change from the trend to making gliders converge on the B-52.
> There is some new battery tech on the horizon too which will mean a
> 10Kw-hour battery weighs only 25 Kg. Allegedly will be safer than current
> Li-ion tech too. This should be enough for a launch and subsequent climb of
> at least 8000 feet.
> However will the sport cope with all self launching gliders?
>
> Mike
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> At 04:52 PM 9/17/2016, you wrote:
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> The glider Ron is referring to, is the GP14 Velo http://www.gpgliders.com/
> , which is still under construction as far as I know, and nothing to do
> with the Diana 2.
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> The Diana 2 is type certified, as of last year.
> https://www.easa.europa.eu/system/files/dfu/TCDS_A_451_
> SZD-56_Diana_issue_02.pdf
> The 13.5m Diana 2 "Versus" exists and is almost certainly the best 13.5m
> glider.
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> Beres Bogumił, the man behind the Diana 2 passed away earlier in the year.
> What happened after that is a bit murky, but my understanding is the
> assets were sold to SZD (there's multiple SZD's, it's confusing), who is
> once again producing the Diana 2, and *allegedly* producing one with a
> fuselage that has lower angle of attack on the ground, and an 18m stretch.
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> On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 3:30 PM, Tom & Kerrie Claffey <
> tom.ker...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Nope,
> The Versus (13.5M experimental version of Diana2) was flown by Stefano
> Giorgio who won the first 13.5M WGC in it. The glider Sebastian was going
> to fly, but they ran out of time, is a different, all new glider.Â
> Since then the 13.5 M class is supposed to go electric self launch.
> I think the 15M Diana 2 is soon out of the WGC due to time from prototype
> to certification.Â
> (There is some limit)
> Having seen a few of them I would not own one, talk to Mak.
>
> Tom
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> On Saturday, 17 September 2016, Ron Sanders <resand...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey guys out there,
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> Anyone know what is happening with the Diana 2 these days??
>
> Last i heard was  a 13.5 metre version was gonna be flown by Sebastian
> Kawa at some GP thing and it didn't make it.
>
> Ron
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