Auto-towing an Antares 18T
Auto-towing can help Antares 18T and Antares 23T to reach a new independence. Now the first extensive tests were carried out to finally approve this launching technique.
Deutsche Welle | MADE IN GERMANY | Lange Aviation
In its TV show 'Made in Germany' Deutsche Welle reports about Lange Aviation. In addition to offering an interesting insight into our fabrication they illustrate some other fields of activity in the company.
Ride on the once-in-a-hundred-years Wave...
... this has been the header of a newspaper article. On February 5th of 2011 the lee wave over the Palatine Forest produced the highest altitudes that glider pilots could reach so far. On that day, our employee Jochen Polsz was able to get to a maximum altitude of over 7,000 meters in his Antares 20E. In the video he shares impressions of an exciting day.
On Friday November 30, 2012 the weather gods finally allowed us to execute the maiden flight with our Antares 18T and its newly designed sustainer engine. Thanks to its great motorization, the glider was able to self-launch. After about 200 meters, Axel Lange was already airborne and was then able to smoothly climb up to the cloud base at 1,800 m NN. The average climb rate from field elevation (340 m NN) up to 1,800 m NN was exactly 2,0 m/s.
First Test Run of Sustainer Engine
On August 16 of 2012, the new sustainer engine for our Antares 18T and Antares 23T was first put into operation.
As hoped for, the engine showed an extraordinary low vibration level even under full load.
Karl Osen, pilot of Antares 20E serial No. 56E47, has published a couple of nice soaring videos. Some great impressions of his flights in Switzerland.
Some good old commercials showing the Antares 20E