The prototype of the newly developed electric drive has flown! After the first taxi tests in September, now in December it took off from the ground from a small airfield in the Czech Republic. It was a great flight which revealed the new possibilities and the adorable flying style of Elec'teryx.
Just one month after day and night were equal, meaning still early in Australias new cross country season, Peter Eicher piloted his Archaeopteryx on a goal flight from his home in Boort (VIC) to Forbes (NSW). His wife, Marlies, Archaeopteryx pilot herself, accompanied him by the car.
Three Archaeopteryx have participated in the Pre-World Championchip for rigid-wing hang-gliders in Annecy, France in July. Despite consistently low cloud base and thunderstorms on some days the class 2, in which the Archaeopteryx participates, was flying a task every day.