AcroSalto 2012

The Aircraft

Glasflügel H101 Salto

Glasflügel H101 Salto from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The H-101 Salto (German: "Loop") is an aerobatic glider of glass composite construction, developed in Germany in the 1970s. Based on the Standard Libelle H-201, it was designed by Ursula Hänle,[1] widow of Eugen Hänle, former Director of Glasflügel. It was first produced by Start + Flug GmbH Saulgau.
The H-101 Salto (German: "Loop") is an aerobatic glider of glass composite construction, developed in Germany in the 1970s. Based on the Standard Libelle H-201, it was designed by Ursula Hänle widow of Eugen Hänle, former Director of Glasflügel. It was first produced by Start + Flug GmbH Saulgau.

Design and development

The H-101 differs from the Libelle in having a V-tail, showing its ancestry to the V-tailed Hütter H-30 GFK.[1] Four flush-fitting air brakes were fitted to the trailing edges of the wings, replacing the more conventionally-sited air brakes of the Standard Libelle. The Salto's air brakes are hinged at their mid-points so that half the surface projects above the wing and half below.

The Salto prototype first flew on 6 March 1970, and 67 had been delivered by early 1977, when production at Start + Flug GmbH Saulgau ceased. Five more Saltos were built from 1993 to 1996 by the German company "LTB Frank & Waldenberger", bringing total output of Salto gliders to 72.

Specifications (data from Jane's):

Crew: 1
Length: 5.95 m (19 ft 6 in)
Wingspan: 13.60 m (44 ft 7 in)
Height: 0.88 m (2 ft 11 in)
Wing area: 8.58 sqm (92.4 sqft)
Aspect ratio: 21.6
Empty weight: 180 kg (397 lb)
Gross weight: 310 kg (683 lb)
PerformanceMaximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
Maximum glide ratio: 35 Rate of sink: 0.6 m/s (120 ft/min)