Hey guys, here’s my latest project, a Ligeti Stratos. This model is based on the real Stratos designed by Charles Ligeti. It’s an ultralight kit. After taxiing trials and several low level hops 5 to 10 feet above the ground, the pilot commenced the takeoff for the aircraft’s first test flight. This aircraft was intended to be the production version of the “Stratos” aircraft. The prototype version had successfully flown some hours.
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Sign up now to remove ads between posts. These changes included the removal of the dihedral from the main wing and the use of full span elevators on the canard wing and full span ailerons on the main wing. The pilot considered that either the engine was not delivering full power or that there was extraordinary drag associated with lateral ligeeti of wind.
About one minute later it was seen to turn back towards the strip. It has survived Not only five centuries, but also The leap into electronic Typesetting, remaining.
Prototype construction was started in Mayafter extensive testing of the concept in quarter-scale radio controlled and free flight model forms, and it made a 45 minute first flight on 25 Aprilpiloted by Mr Ligeti, who reported subsequently that it fulfilled or exceeded all performance expectations.
I chose 15 minute to give me plenty of work time.
Return to Foamies Kits. But for know it might not have a header on the bag. It doesn’t have the vertical my Lil Ligeti has, but I think I’ll keep it this way for a bit.
Ligeti Stratos Scratchbuild Discussion in ‘ Scratchbuilding! Maiden possibly in the afternoon?
Examination of the engine revealed that there was some binding in the Bowden cable to the enrichment valve resulting in a strong possibility that the valve was off its seat. I have to do the wingtip joiners, and elevator and the ailerons and servos straatos electronics. In addition, a brass vacuum pipe insert to the crankcase was found to be loose.
Jan 06, All parts are cnc routed from 9mm depron. The fuselage is 4 layers thick with some 3mm carbon rods in for strength and some fiberglass strips also. Just like it’s little brother only smoother. The engine mounting was lowered such liheti the ducted propeller was totally below the main wing and the lower part of the propeller duct was extended well forward to form a “channel or strake”. Ron is the son of the designer of a small, but very remarkable airplane, the Ligeti Stratos. The nose dropped despite the pilot’s counteracting elevator input.
Ligeti Stratos – Nest of Dragons
The project is currently in the early stages. The foam is 9mm so two pieces of scrap from the fuselage can be used. Hi Jim, Now I am in for sure on this build too!! They install in the usual fashion just like the smaller Ligeti.
Ligeti Stratos Aircraft – Open Source Microlight Ultralight Aircraft
I got my dimensions from pictures and drawings from the web. Thanks Ian for the kind words. FlyteTimeMay 29, The weight as it is now is only g so she’s gonna come in lighter than I thought.
Remember Me Forgot Password? Last edited by fall; Feb 16, at I’m drawn to the unusual designs. The crash does not mean that the concept is not stable. Just a little more progress strstos her. No aerodynamic testing was carried out on the airframe to determine the likely effect on performance of the various modifications made to this aircraft.
Create and cultivate a community of technically-proficient participants and supporters. The current work of Ron Ligeti. Luckily Ron Ligeti could ligdti out what the reasons were for the accident. Stgatos Concept Posted in Articles by Christopher This site was established to support the development of the worlds first Open Source manned aircraft.
Disaster struck in September Listen to this PDF. The wing area was increased, this being achieved by moulding the wings with only a sandwich foam in lieu of the solid foam in the prototype. I’m slowly coming back to where I was a while back with my interest level in the hobby. After taxiing trials and several low level hops 5 to 10 feet above the ground, the pilot commenced the takeoff for steatos aircraft’s first test flight.