Akaflieg Stuttgart FS-26 Moseppl
|Role||Single-seat powered sailplane|
|First flight||25 September 1970|
The Akaflieg Stuggart FS-26 Moseppl is a German single-seat powered sailplane with twin fins and rudders designed and built by Akaflieg Stuttgart. First flown on the 25 September 1970 it was designed as an experiment and not intended for production.
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. 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. The pilot sits in an enclosed cockpit with a transparent canopy and the landing gear is a retracting rear monowheel and non-steerable nosewheel. The rear-mounted engine is a 26 hp (19 kW) Solo-Hirth engine with a variable pitch pusher propeller.
Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1973-74.
- 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)
- 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)
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- Taylor 1973, p. 548