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Motor glider

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A motor glider is a fixed-wing aircraft that can be flown with or without engine power. [1]

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Aériane Swift

The Aériane Swift is a lightweight (48kg) foot-launched tailless sailplane whose rigid wings have a span of 40 feet.

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Air Energy AE-1 Silent

The Air Energy AE-1 Silent is a German self-launching ultralight sailplane powered by an electric motor.

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Air-cooled engine

Air-cooled engines rely on the circulation of air directly over hot parts of the engine to cool them.

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Airplane

An airplane or aeroplane (informally plane) is a powered, fixed-wing aircraft that is propelled forward by thrust from a jet engine, propeller or rocket engine.

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Alisport Silent 2 Targa

The Silent 2 Targa is a single seater sailplane of Italian manufacture.

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Alisport Silent Club

The Silent Club is a single seater sailplane of Italian manufacture.

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Alpaero Exel

The Alpaero Exel is a French single seat, single engine pusher pod-and-boom kit-built ultralight motor glider.

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Alternator

An alternator is an electrical generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current.

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AMS-Flight Carat

The AMS-Flight Carat A is a single-seat, high performance motorglider.

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British Gliding Association

The British Gliding Association (BGA) is the governing body for gliding in the United Kingdom.

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Caproni Vizzola Calif

The Caproni Vizzola Calif was a family of sailplanes produced in Italy in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Carden-Baynes Auxiliary

The Carden-Baynes Auxiliary was the first motor glider with a retractable engine and propeller; it is known as the Abbott-Baynes Scud 3 when engineless.

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Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom)

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the United Kingdom.

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Cockpit

A cockpit or flight deck is the area, usually near the front of an aircraft or spacecraft, from which a pilot controls the aircraft.

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DG Flugzeugbau DG-1000

The DG Flugzeugbau DG-1000 is a glider of the Two Seater Class built by DG Flugzeugbau.

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Drag (physics)

In fluid dynamics, drag (sometimes called air resistance, a type of friction, or fluid resistance, another type of friction or fluid friction) is a force acting opposite to the relative motion of any object moving with respect to a surrounding fluid.

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Electravia

Electravia - Hélices E-Props is a French company based in Vaumeilh, that produces electric propulsion systems and carbon propellers for ultralights, motorgliders, paramotors, airships, UAVs and light airplanes.

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Europa Aircraft

Europa Aircraft is a British kitplane manufacturer that produces the Europa XS.

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FAI Gliding Commission

The International Gliding Commission (IGC) is the international governing body for the sport of gliding.

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Fixed-wing aircraft

A fixed-wing aircraft is an aircraft, such as an airplane or aeroplane (note the two different spellings), which is capable of flight using wings that generate lift caused by the vehicle's forward airspeed and the shape of the wings.

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Fuselage

The fuselage (from the French fuselé "spindle-shaped") is an aircraft's main body section.

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Gasoline

Gasoline (American English), or petrol (British English), is a transparent, petroleum-derived liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in spark-ignited internal combustion engines.

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General aviation

General aviation (GA) is all civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services and non-scheduled air transport operations for remuneration or hire.

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Glider (aircraft)

A glider is a heavier-than-air aircraft that is supported in flight by the dynamic reaction of the air against its lifting surfaces, and whose free flight does not depend on an engine.

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Glider pilot license

In most countries one is required to obtain a glider pilot license (GPL) or certificate before acting as pilot of a glider.

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Gliding

Gliding is a recreational activity and competitive air sport in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders or sailplanes using naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to remain airborne.

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Gliding competition

Some of the pilots in the sport of gliding take part in gliding competitions.

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Hangar

A hangar is a closed building structure to hold aircraft, or spacecraft.

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Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a heat engine where the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit.

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Jet engine

A jet engine is a type of reaction engine discharging a fast-moving jet that generates thrust by jet propulsion.

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Jonker JS-1 Revelation

The Jonker JS-1 Revelation is a glider built of glass-fibre, carbon fibre and Kevlar.

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LAK-17

The LAK-17 is a Lithuanian single-seat sailplane that was designed at the Lithuanian Aero Club (Lietuviškos aviacinės konstrukcijos or LAK), and is manufactured by Sportinė Aviacija.

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Landing gear

Landing gear is the undercarriage of an aircraft or spacecraft and may be used for either takeoff or landing.

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Lange Antares

The Antares is a glider built by Lange Aviation produced with three different wingspans, 18, 20 and 23 meters.

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Lift (soaring)

Lift is a meteorological phenomenon used as an energy source by soaring aircraft and soaring birds.

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Motor glider

A motor glider is a fixed-wing aircraft that can be flown with or without engine power.

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PDF

The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.

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Phoenix Air Phoenix

The Phoenix Air Phoenix is a Czech low-wing, two-seat motor glider, designed and produced by Phoenix Air and provided as a complete ready-to-fly aircraft.

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Pipistrel Taurus

The Pipistrel Taurus is a Slovenian self-launched two-seat microlight glider designed and built by Pipistrel.

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Powered hang glider

A foot-launched powered hang glider (FLPHG), also called powered harness, nanolight, or hangmotor, is a powered hang glider harness with a motor and propeller in pusher configuration.

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Powered paragliding

Powered paragliding, also known as paramotoring or PPG, is a form of ultralight aviation where the pilot wears a motor on his back (a paramotor) which provides enough thrust to take off using a paraglider.

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Propeller (aeronautics)

An aircraft propeller, or airscrew,Beaumont, R.A.; Aeronautical Engineering, Odhams, 1942, Chapter 13, "Airscrews".

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Reduction drive

A reduction drive is a mechanical device to shift rotational speed.

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Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2

The Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2 is a sailplane produced by Schempp-Hirth since 1994.

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Single-blade propeller

A single-blade propeller may be used on aircraft to generate thrust.

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Sir John Carden, 6th Baronet

Sir John Valentine Carden, 6th Baronet MBE (6 February 1892 – 10 December 1935) was an English tank and vehicle designer.

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Starter (engine)

A starter (also self-starter, self, cranking motor, or starter motor) is a device used to rotate (crank) an internal-combustion engine so as to initiate the engine's operation under its own power.

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Stemme S10

The Stemme S10 is a self-launching sailplane produced by Stemme AG in Strausberg (Germany) since the 1980s.

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Taxiing

Taxiing, also sometimes written "taxying", is the movement of an aircraft on the ground, under its own power, in contrast to towing or push-back where the aircraft is moved by a tug.

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TeST TST-14 Bonus

The TeST TST-14 Bonus is a Czech high-wing, T-tailed, two-seats-in-tandem glider and motor glider, designed and produced by TeST Gliders.

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Turbocharger

A turbocharger, or colloquially turbo, is a turbine-driven forced induction device that increases an internal combustion engine's efficiency and power output by forcing extra air into the combustion chamber.

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Two-stroke engine

A two-stroke (or two-cycle) engine is a type of internal combustion engine which completes a power cycle with two strokes (up and down movements) of the piston during only one crankshaft revolution.

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Variable-pitch propeller

A controllable-pitch propeller (CPP) or variable-pitch propeller is a type of propeller with blades that can be rotated around their long axis to change the blade pitch.

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Wankel engine

The Wankel engine is a type of internal combustion engine using an eccentric rotary design to convert pressure into rotating motion.

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Wezel Apis 2

The Wezel Apis 2 is a German mid-wing, T-tailed, single-seat motor glider that was designed and produced by Wezel Flugzeugtechnik.

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Wingspan

The wingspan (or just span) of a bird or an airplane is the distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip.

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Yuneec International EViva

The Yuneec EViva is a Chinese low-wing, two-seat motor glider that was designed by Martin Wezel is now under development by Yuneec International of Kunshan, Jiangsu.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_glider

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