is the most sophisticated, multitask 15 m, electric self-launching GP GLIDER to date, designed and developed fully in-house. Its design represents natural evolution of flawless 13,5 m wingspan GP 14 VELO platform, utilizing very similar, sleek fuselages available in two sizes – REGULAR and SPORT. The former is pilot’s comfort oriented and can accommodate individuals up to 200 cm (6’7”) tall and 115 kg (254 lb) heavy. The latter is tighter thus more performance focused. The wing and tailplane are newly optimized designs and are also interchangeable with 13,5 m set derived from GP 14 VELO. The glider benefits from the company’s latest aerodynamic research and use of carbon-epoxy composite technologies, as well as carbon-aluminium-steel hybrid mechanical systems. This combined with very modern and attractive design and premium build quality results in comprehensive set of talents and features the motor glider offers, accompanied by excellent thermalling and glide performance.
The self-sufficient sailplane is propelled by powerful and efficient 30 kW RESLS - Retractable Electric Self-Launching System, developed in partnership with MGM ComproTM and Rotex ElectricTM companies. The system can be deployed in as little as 3 seconds and can be completely hidden inside the fuselage by simple toggle of a switch for free flight and gliding, not compromising flight performance whatsoever. The 3rd generation air-cooled removable Li-Ion traction batteries are located in the best possible place - lifting areas and come in two energy levels “A” – 5,19 kWh and “B” – 9,23 kWh respectively, enabling very impressive climb rates and propelled flight durations.
The airframe is executed following the GP GLIDERS lightweight build philosophy using only high-module carbon-epoxy technologies and materials, to enable the widest possible wing loading spread for both weak and strong flying conditions, as well as rough air endurance. The advanced composite structure has more advantages, which is high temperature resistance and robustness in spite of its lightweight, as well as facilitates greatly all rigging operations.
The high level of safety is guaranteed by standard Ballistic Recovery System (BRS), crashworthy cockpit with Vectran safety shell with DynafoamTM seat cushion and optional Fire Extinguishing Systems for RESLS electric propulsion key elements.
The long list of options provide various ways of individualization and enhancing comfort or performance. Among highlights there are electric retractable and steerable tail wheel, heated cockpit and seat or carbon interior package.