Four stroke engine reliability together with very quick propeller deployment gets you out of trouble in seconds.
STURDY WIDE TRACK UNDERCARRIAGE
The S12 undercarriage extends wider than the previous model, but uses the same trailing link elastomer suspension for uneven runways. Once electrically retracted, the undercarriage is hidden behind doors, providing a beautifully faired fuselage. Oversized tyres enhance operation from grass runways and a hydraulic braking system provides safe deceleration.
The popular and highly successful ROTAX 914-F provides turbo power for high density altitude operations. It is mid-engine mounted, driving the propeller through a carbon fibre drive shaft.
Stemme’s foldable variable pitch propeller hides inside a sliding nose cone. To restart and deploy the propeller takes just 5 seconds.
MODERN PANEL FOR POWERED AND SOARING FLIGHT
Three S12 packages are available: SOARING orientated more towards soaring flight, CRUISING where the emphasis is more on comfortable long distant powered flight with auto-pilot and GLIDING, where the panel houses high level gliding and power flying avionics. Electric elevator trim and adjustable tail ballast is provided in all 3 packages. Two batteries are provided to ensure that there is always adequate power for an engine start after a long soaring day.