Kuyper Flystar

Gallery Article by Kees Kuyper on Mar 9 2017

      

The new plane is the Flystar of the Amsterdam Gliding Club, with a glider registration.  This gliding club is real, but the plane is not.

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The configuration of the wings is not new, but I have chosen it because it looks to offer more space for solar panels.  But I must say that the wings came out a bit too long.

The single electric engine (from a Fairey Rotodyne) would be replaced by six to ten smaller electric engines for more safety when I would build it again.  

And when their propeller wind would cool the solar panels these seem to give more power.

Greetings from M.A.D.

Kees Kuyper

Photos and text by Kees Kuyper