OSTIV (International Scientific and Technical Soaring Organisation) prize was awarded to Luka Znidarsic, for his contribution to develop a simple electric powered propulsion system.
Two FES equipped sailplanes succesfully participated on WGC in Benalla, Australia:
-Stefano Ghiorzo flew Versus FES (modified Diana2) in 15m class finished
-Luka Znidarsic flew Ventus 2cxa FES in 18m class.
Last year we were very busy! So we just realized that we only managed to publish fresh FES news on our facebook page (as publishing there is much more strainghtforward).
Direct link to many news published on FB in recent year
5.11.2015 - First flight of Discus 2c FES! More info on
official website of Schempp-Hirth.
On photo above is Schempp-Hirth factory new demo glider! (author: B.Weber)
Mr. Tilo Holighaus, choose to fly our Ventus 2cxa FES, during FAI Sailplane Grand Prix finale
in Varese, Italy! You can find more pictures and videos of this
exicing event on official website.
Wining moment of Tilo at the end of 3rd race!
Highlights of 3rd race - Video
The machines - Video
Many things happened in recent months:
-during Aero were presented 2 new FES types; Schempp-Hirth Discus 2c FES and HPH304 Shark FES
-Luka Znidarsic was flying with his Ventus 2cxa FES during QSGP in Frydtland in Czech Republic, and on European Gliding Championships in Ocseny,
In mean time we manage to complete our new Silent 2 Electric with
competition mark "FES", just in time for 1st FAI 13,5m class World
Gliding Championships in Lithuania.
New class is limited to 13,5m wingspan and maximum wing loading 35kg/m2.
Luka achived a daily win on 5th task.
We worked hard during winter time to develop FES for two additional
glider types! They will be for the first time presented, during
AERO in Friedrichshafen from
Our FES system will be possible to see installed on
gliders, at next locations:
-Schempp-Hirth, in Hall A1-113!
-UAB Sportine Aviacija ir Ko, in Foyer West-21
-HPH, in Hall A1-101
-Alisport S.R.L, in Hall A1-302
See you on Aero!
LAK17B FES now with
LZ design and SAirKo worked together on this certification
project, with EASA
(European Aviation Safety Agency) in Cologne, for more than 4 years, and now we
finally succeded. This achivement represent a major step forward to
more safe and independent future of gliding!
This is the first EASA certification for electric self-sustainer type of sailplane!
The Schempp-Hirth company, who is the world's
leading manufacturer of high performance sailplanes, just publish on
their website, article regarding our visit to their company. We came
to Hahnweide airfield with our new Ventus 2cxa FES, and invited Mr.
Tilo Holighaus and his engineers-pilots to finally perform a few
test flights, as without their support this project could not
Our impressions were very positive and were thrilled by the FES concept, in all respects. A convincing
...and with immediate effect we will be
offering the production of more such sailplanes: the Ventus-2cxa
equipped with LZ DESIGN’s FES propulsion system!
Their conclusion represent a big milestone for FES propulsion
system, and also for future of gliding sport!
Here is link to the article on Schempp-Hirth website.
Mr. Tilo Holighaus, CEO of Schempp-Hirth, preparing for the first
flight with FES!
In June/July issue of Sailplane&Gliding magazine, there is a nice article about AERO 2014, with our Ventus 2cxa FES on first page!
Winner of 3rd competition day of Sailplane Grand Prix in Varese, was Luka Znidarsic, with Ventus 2cxa FES!!!
Results of 3rd competition day
Luka also achived second place on 4th competition days, and finished 5th in final results!
Results of 4th competition day
Photogalery from Sailplane Grand Prix competition in Varese taken by Sandi Kavalic.