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Models / Prices

  • MODELS

    The fuselage of the Archaeopteryx is available in three different versions (configurations). The configuration can be changed after purchase.
    Archaeopteryx is in Switzerland built to order for each particular customer and price is charged in Swiss Francs (CHF). Deposit is paid at time of order, second instalment three months before completion and final payment on delivery.
    The price is for the flight tested and operationally ready aircraft, including rescue system and comprehensive pilots' handbook (English, German, French). In addition, value added tax according the destination country is to be paid. Pricing is direct from the factory, Wald, Switzerland.
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      Standard

        Basic version for the open cockpit experience. Unbeatable thermaling performance in the low speed range. Ideal for paraglider and hang-glider pilots training.

        Price: 83'800 CHF
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      Race

        Comfortable sailplane feel thanks to the full cockpit enclosure. Noticeable improvement in performance in the medium and high speed range. Luggage space fore and aft.

        Price: 92'400 CHF
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      Electro

        Completely independent free flight thanks to the quickly fitted electric motor system.

        Price: 108'500 CHF
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  • EXTRAS

    There is a range of accessories available for the aircraft. You can set up the Archaeopteryx exactly according to your wishes and plans for use.

    For instance by adding:

    • Transport jig system
    • Nose release coupling for aero-tow
    • Hook and restraint release for bungee launch
    • Winch release adapter (fits near C of G position)
    • Retractable quick release auxiliary wheel for Electro-Drive grass-field take offs
    • Instruments
    • Tuning Parts
    • Upgrade sets
    • Bungee catapult
    etc.

    All extras can be fitted at any future time.

    The appropriate trailer can be ordered directly from the trailer manufacturer.

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   Sales / Representatives

Sales Contact

Sales Contact

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International Representatives

International Representatives

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  • Sales Contact
  • International Representatives
  • Sales Contact

    For all your questions about the Archaeopteryx.

    The Swiss company Ruppert Composite GmbH is the developer and manufacturer of the Archaeopteryx. The company builds and sells the aircraft and equipment to order directly to the customer.

    We – the Archaeopteryx team and our international representatives – are glad to advise you comprehensively on the aircraft and answer your individual questions. And of course we will immerse you in the Archaeopteryx philosophy!

    Fix a visit with us, meet the team and take a test flight.

    We will gladly make you a personal offer with configuration and delivery date. Sale is effected with the completion of the work performance contract which is in accordance with your order. Normal delivery time is 6 to 12 months.

    Contact us! Send us a mail! Give us a bell!

  • International Representatives

    They know exactly what they are crazy about...

    Contact the representative in your area. He owns an Archaeopteryx and knows exactly what he is talking about. Visit him for a viewing or a test flight, ask him your individual technical questions or queries about delivery and import.

    USA East Coast

    Microlift Soaring Technologies, LLC
    Tim Snow and Holliday Obrecht
    Charleston, SC 29406
    USA

    English

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    French speaking Switzerland / France

    The Flying Marmot
    Philippe Bernard
    1936 Verbier
    Suisse

    Français, Deutsch, English

    Austria

    Firma Airborne
    Franz Pacheiner
    9520 Sattendorf
    Austria

    Deutsch, English

    South America

    Aeroatelier
    Andy Hediger
    5178 La Cumbre, Cordoba
    Argentina

    Español, Deutsch, Français, English

    Website...

    Australia

    Peter and Marlies Eicher
    Boort 3537, VIC
    Australia, Victoria

    English, Deutsch

    Website...

    General

    Ruppert Composite GmbH
    Cornelia and Roger Ruppert
    8636 Wald
    Switzerland

    Deutsch, English, Français

    Website...

    Would you like to be an Archaeopteryx rep? Send us a mail!
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   Aircraft Hire / Service

Archaeopteryx Hire / Test Flight

Archaeopteryx Hire / Test Flight

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  • Archaeopteryx Hire / Test Flight
  • Service
  • Archaeopteryx Hire / Test Flight

    One flight says more than 1000 words.

    Hire an Archaeopteryx from Ruppert Composite in Eastern Switzerland. By the day, by the week, for a test flight or initial training flights.

    Flight experience and requirements:

    • Flight experience on 3 axis controlled aircraft (I.e. 3 axis hang-glider, sailplane, UL motor driven aircraft).
    • Valid licence or test flight / flight training with flight instructor on place.
    • Archaeopteryx Pilots' Handbook studied in advance (available in German, English, French).
    • One time introduction by the hirer.

    Prices:

    • Inclusive Swiss Value Added Tax, comprehensive insurance (with excess), trailer.
    • At location: 8636 Wald, Switzerland.

    Introduction charge: 150 CHF (one-off)
    Daily charge with Electro-Drive: 220 CHF
    Daily charge without Electro-Drive: 180 CHF

    20 CHF discount per day from 7 continuous days on or 10 single days on.

    If you order an Archaeopteryx, the cost of introduction and charge for the test flight hire will be refunded.


    Request availability

    An Archaeopteryx hire service also exists in Western Switzerland (Verbier) at the flying school This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Service

    Stay ready for takeoff.

    You and your Archaeopteryx are in good shape with us after the sale too. The aircraft needs very little maintenance – keep it clean and check the tyre pressure regularly – there's not much more to do. The comprehensive Pilots' Handbook leads you through all the details. We personally answer any and all queries. That includes practical instruction in ground and flight handling and the latest launch methods as well as exchanging flight experiences.

    Of course we will also help with the maintenance of your Archaeopteryx. We do periodic checks, make repairs, help with remote diagnosis, send spare parts, find solutions for your special requests, organise the rescue system servicing or incorporate upgrades.

    Upgrades can be incorporated right back to the first serial number.

    We are pleased to help with queries about export / import, dispatch and certification.
  • Archaeopteryx Hire / Test Flight
  • Service