Akaflieg Stuttgart FS-26 Moseppl

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FS-26 Moseppl
D-KFFS (aircraft) Akaflieg Stuttgart FS-26 pic2.JPG
Role Single-seat powered sailplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Akaflieg Stuttgart
First flight 25 September 1970
Number built 1

The Akaflieg Stuggart FS-26 Moseppl is a German single-seat powered sailplane with twin fins and rudders designed and built by Akaflieg Stuttgart.[1] First flown on the 25 September 1970 it was designed as an experiment and not intended for production.[1]

Design[edit]

The FS-26 Moseppl is a cantilever high-wing monoplane with a monocoque nacelle fuselage and a glassfibre/balsa sandwich wing structure, fitted with airbrakes but no flaps or ailerons.[1] To make room for the engine the Moseppl has twin fins and rudders attached to the wing trailing edge with an all-moving tailplane between the tops of the vertically surfaces.[1] The pilot sits in an enclosed cockpit with a transparent canopy and the landing gear is a retracting rear monowheel and non-steerable nosewheel.[1] The rear-mounted engine is a 26 hp (19 kW) Solo-Hirth engine with a variable pitch pusher propeller.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1973-74.[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 3.94 m (12 ft 11¾ in)
  • Wingspan: 12.60 m (41 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 2.08 m (6 ft 9¾ in)
  • Wing area: 13.2 m2 (142 ft2)
  • Aspect ratio: 12.1
  • Empty weight: 250 kg (551 lb)
  • Gross weight: 360 kg (793 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Solo-Hirth engine, 19 kW (26 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 200 km/h (124 mph)
  • Stall speed: 75 km/h (47 mph)
  • Maximum glide ratio: 24
  • Rate of sink: 1.0 m/s ( ft/min)

Armament

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Taylor 1973, p. 548

Bibliography[edit]

  • Taylor, John W.R., ed. (1973). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1973-74. London, United Kingdom: Jane's Yearbooks. ISBN 0-354-00117-5.