you just put nice bright lights on the solar panels at night…simple :-)


> On 19 Sep 2016, at 10:24 AM, DMcD <slutsw...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> HA,
> 
> There's an interesting article in the current S&G about a casual comp
> done in Italy, flown with the Silent Electro. Was this the world's
> first electric SLG? I know it proceeded things like the Antares by
> almost a decade.
> 
> Anyway, the innovation with the comp was that they were allowed to use
> the motor during the comp and motor runs were counted in the overall
> score. From memory, the Silent could do about 8000' of climbing with a
> full charge (on new batteries no doubt). So this would mean one launch
> and two or three retrieves which is pretty much all you need for most
> comp or safari flying.
> 
> With an ultralight glider, you could probably do all the recharging
> overnight with Aldi solar panels.
> 
> As far as noise levels go, the first electrics failed EASA noise level
> checks because they did not appear on the scale.
> 
> D
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