Hey guys, here’s my latest project, a Ligeti Stratos. This model is based on the real Stratos designed by Charles Ligeti. It’s an ultralight kit. After taxiing trials and several low level hops 5 to 10 feet above the ground, the pilot commenced the takeoff for the aircraft’s first test flight. This aircraft was intended to be the production version of the “Stratos” aircraft. The prototype version had successfully flown some hours.

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Investigation: – Ligeti Stratos, Mangalore VIC, 10 July

Ligeti 45 specs as flown. Make materials and kits available through 3rd party commercial suppliers. Analysis of the modifications indicates that the most significant effect on the stall characteristics would have resulted from use of full span elevators on the canard wing.

It strafos a non-retractable landing gear, with two main wheels in tandem and two balancer wheels at wingtips, and a steerable front wheel. FlyteTimeJun 10, The undercarriage was a fixed tandem type with small outrigger wheels on the canard tips.

But I’m still here and I’m still a flyin’, lol. Witnesses reported that the aircraft then carried out a very slow pass over stratow aerodrome at a height of between and feet above ground level.

The all-composite, joined-wing, ducted fan Ligeti Stratos was originally conceived in by Charles Ligeti, of Australia. He recalled a lack of elevator response seconds before ground impact. Good Morning, What size Pop and motor stratoss you plan on using?


Team – Suppliers Posted in Articles by Christopher One of the main objectives of the Open Source Ligeti Stratos Project is to encourage the participation of commercial interests in the project to make engines, instrumentation, assemblies, materials and services available to individual builders through a coordinated supply chain. I bet you could even roll some 3mm depron and make a shroud for the prop.

The preparation included a determination of the centre of gravity, although no record was kept of these calculations. I fear that the changes are a bit the reason for the stragos. Note that I used the winglets in the kit to help a line the 3 parts.

Aviation safety investigations & reports

Make sure you tape everything off to keep it clean. Both have a prop in the rear, but the Stratos has the prop in a duct. The canard and main wings had ailerons, and the main wing had flaps.

The foam is 9mm so two pieces of scrap from the fuselage can be used. Video coverage of the flight suggests a maximum height of about 75 feet was attained. Joe Pierson Registered User. These changes included the removal of the dihedral from the main wing and the use of full span elevators on the canard wing and full span ailerons on the main wing. The pilot considered that either the engine was not delivering full power or that there was extraordinary drag associated with lateral gusts of wind.


SukhoiLover63 nova and Flybyknight22 like this. It is uncertain whether the aircraft suddenly pitched nose up or nose down, but all witnesses ,igeti that it then fell vertically while the nose swung in a pendulous motion. Just like it’s little brother only smoother.

Ligeti Stratos type sloper- possible? Or a more simple way is having a V-Tail mix on the rear control surfaces so that they act as elevons.

Ligeti Stratos – Nest of Dragons

What were the differences between the two versions which already flew. Most components will be sourced by multiple suppliers. My build order is a bit different. Hopefully under 10 ounces. He mentioned a ligeit roll-out in mid I’ve been wanting to build one of these for a long time.

I did get the spars epoxied into the wing. How did you get on stratow this model or did you set it aside? Listen to this PDF.