29 November 2004
29 November 2004
New CT2K Ultralight aircraft can travel over 2,000 km on one tank of fuel, due to its carbon lightweight carbon fibre composite construction.
German designers and manufacturers, Flight Design, are re-promoting the ultralight CT2K plane throughout Europe following 12 months of testing, with the CT2K rapidly becoming a common feature in the sky in over a dozen EU countries.
The CT2K ultralight sports aircraft is so compact it almost looks like a toy. Yet with only a 9.3m wingspan, 2.16m height, 6.22m width and 262kg (empty) weight, it can travel over 2,000 km on a full tank. It's latest international adventure saw pilots Rolf Bausewein and Harro Lorenz fly from Eggersdorf, Germany all the way to Constable Point in Greenland and back - a journey of 10,227 kms - in only 66.25 hours.
The CT2K ultralight is built completely with carbon fibre technology. Instead of having a gel coat finish, the CT2K has a 2 component polyurethane finish making it highly resistant to UV exposure and very durable. Carbon fibre aircraft construction offers advantages in terms of strength, durability, weight-savings, corrosion-resistance, and fatigue-resistance.
The CT2K has recently completed 12 months of extensive flight testing which included 76 spin tests and the practical flutter tests. The CT2K also passed all ground testing which included wing flex testing (which is only required for airliners).
With its low weight, increased power, higher performance and additional load-carrying capability, the CT2K now has even greater application for flight training as well as everyday operation and costs around US $58,000.
All materials used in the construction of the CT2K correspond to DIN or aviation standards.
Bindatex is celebrating 10 years of partnership and delivering 50 tonnes of multiaxial fabrics to a global composites reinforcement manufacturer. The specialist slitting service enables the manufacturer to supply its customers with material in a wide variety of widths.
COBRA International is collaborating with Flite, the Australian-based electric foiling surfboard manufacturer, on Fliteboard and Fliteboard PRO – two state of the art, electric foiling composite surfboards that reach speeds of up to 45kmh.
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