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Antares 20E electric motor glider

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Aerobask are working for a while on their new project, an Antares 20E motor glider with retractable propeller:

 

http://aerobask.com/antares/antares-xplane.php

 

Here are some information about the real aircraft:

 

http://www.lange-aviation.com/htm/english/products/antares_20e/antares_20E.html

 

http://blog.cafefoundation.org/richard-van-grunsvens-antares-20e/

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Great!!! Thanks for the info. My credit card is jumping up and down in my wallet, waiting for this bird <_<.

 

Especially this picture brings back a lot of memories :p0504: .

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Looks great!

 

My dream glider IRL.

 

I've never been that interested in gliders until recently when I visited an airfield dedicated to gliding and it looked like seriously good fun. I noticed people are very passionate about it, and this does look a seriously nice piece of kit (In real-life), especially for those airfields that charge you loads for the use of a winch or tow.

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The problem is that an Antares costs a fortune. Even a 2nd hand DG-800 is a very expensive :-(

 

Pipistrel are offering alternatives, like this Taurus Electric

 

BTW: I'm going to be a whole week, next week, in Germany, at Lagen, Hessen... Anyone knows about good airfield with glider activity to visit around ?

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BTW: I'm going to be a whole week, next week, in Germany, at Lagen, Hessen... Anyone knows about good airfield with glider activity to visit around ?

 

Do you mean Langen, which is very close to EDDF/Frankfurt?

 

A very famous airfield with (but not only) glider activity is the Wasserkuppe/EDER. But with the current weather, I doubt that there will be any glider activity there ...

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Wow, That's great! I will pick it up and it motivates me to reinstall XPX which is on my to do list. But, its an odd choice for a sailplane. Something like an AWS27 or 28 might have had a far broader appeal to glider pilots! Aerosoft got it right with DiscusX for broad appeal and I don't think they even that well out of that. Hope it doesn't turn out to be a PMDG MD11 for them. I mean from a money making stand point. But I will buy it. :BigGrin:

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The Antares should be available soon. Here is a preview Let's Play I did yesterday (video language is German and some kind of English):

 

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