Stemme S-10V) is a conventional two-place, side-by-side, self-launched, high performance sailplane. It can transition from powered flight to soaring in approximately three seconds.
The TG-11A is constructed with fiberglass, composites and a Kevlar-reinforced cockpit. Its wings are retractable, thus allowing the aircraft to easily fit into a hangar while providing a large wing span for soaring flight. The propeller is variable-pitch allowing for climb and cruise performance. A uniquely designed propeller retracts and folds into the nose cone when transitioning to soaring flight. The cockpit is equipped with a complete set of flight instruments including a transponder and an oxygen system with an intercom for high-altitude flights. Also included are Schempp-Hirth style airbrakes and manually operated positive and negative flaps. The wings are equipped with full span flaperons (ailerons and flaps combined motion to enhance roll rate). Finally, the landing gear is fully retractable. Stemme GmbH & Co., Berlin, Germany, manufactures the STEMME S-10V. It is a world class motorglider.
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