Wednesday, 3 April 2013

GSAL Eindecker Prototype

In the picture above our test pilot Robin Morton is taxiing the MZ 201 powered Eindecker ready for a January flight last year, testing a new propeller.

This is the new beautiful Hercules propeller designed and made by Rupert Wasey, which gave a 33% performance improvement:

After this test flight it was decided we needed brakes for safe operation on hard runways, and we soon had a design up and running for Popham Trade Fair last year.

The lightest option we came up with were disc brakes and floating calipers, kits are now available for our builders. 

The brakes are operated by individual handles on the control stick allowing differential braking that helps turning in tight spots.

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