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After decades where manufacturers were chasing performance with ever increasing wing spans, focus recently has been on extracting maximum efficiencies from smaller, lighter, easier handling machines and also fun to fly.

GP Gliders take this new-found philosophy to new levels. The gliders are light and easy to rig and fly. Empty weights range from the GP11 Pulse at 145Kg to the GP15 Jeta – complete with motor and battery – at 225Kg.

The production technology is based on the best carbon-epoxy composite materials commercially available, ensuring unmatched lightweight and strength of the construction. The glider’s structure is also high temperature resistant, which allows to offer a wide range of interesting or custom exterior colour schemes.

This glider utilises a pylon operated motor system. This has been calculated to give less overall drag when stowed and has an erection time of 5 seconds the electric system eliminates vibration, noise, fuel vapours and greatly reduces the pilot load during operation increasing the safety factor considerably.

With every model having exceptional performance, for example The GP 15 Jeta has an aspect ratio of 29 plus a wing loading range from 33-60kg/mand an L/D of over 50:1 you will always be at the front of the pack.

Every sailplane comes complete with Electric motor, battery pack, pre-installed additional battery boxes, Ballistic recovery parachute, automatic control hook ups and a complete range of options go personalise your glider. In addition, dedicated trailers specially designed for model are available.

Technical Specifications

Pulse

GP11E Pulse
VS:35 knots
VNE:108 knots
L/D:39 / 46 knots
G limit:+5.3 / -2.65
Maximum Takeoff Weight:270kg
Speed at 2.0 m/s Sink Rate:94 knots (30 kg/m2)
Wing Span:13,450mm
Wing Loading:30-38 kg/m2
Wing Area:7.2 m2
Motor Power:20kw
Standard Battery Capacity:4.3 kwh
Climb Rate Using Propulsion System (TOW 270 kg):TBA

Velo

GP14 E VeloGP14 SE Velo
VS:35 knots35 knots
VNE:146 knots146 knots
L/D:43 / 58 knots45 / 58 knots
G limit:+5.3 / -2.65+5.3 / -2.65
Maximum Takeoff Weight:425kg 425 kg
Speed at 2.0 m/s Sink Rate:96 -107 knots (35-55 kg/m2)96 - 109 knots (35-55 kg/m2)
Wing Span:13,450 mm13,450 mm
Wing Loading:39-60 kg/m239-60 kg/m2
Wing Area:7.0 m27.0 m2
Motor Power:>25 kW>25 kW
Standard Battery Capacity:4.6 kWh4.6 kWh
Climb Rate Using Propulsion System (TOW 310 kg):>5 m/s>5 m/s

Jeta

GP15 E JetaGP15 SE Jeta
VS:35 Knots35 knots
VNE:162 knots162 knots
L/D:49 @ 58 knots51 @ 58 knots
G Limit:+5.3 / -2.65+ 5.3 / -2.65
Maximum Takeoff Weight:470 kg470 kg
Speed at 2.0 m/s Sink Rate:98 - 112 knots (37 - 60 kg/m2)99 - 113 knots (37 - 60 kg/m2)
Wing Span:14,970 mm14,970 mm
Wing Loading:37-60 kg/m237-60 kg/m2
Wing Area:7.78 m27.78 m2
Motor Power:>25 kW>25 kW
Standard Battery Capacity:4.6 kWh4.6 kWh
Climb Rate Using Propulsion System (TOW 310 kg):>5 m/s>5 m/s