Steerable tailwheel for the Schemp-Hirth Ventus cM
Being a self-launching glider, it is unfortunate the Ventus cM cannot autonomously taxi to and from the runway. To address this problem, we have developed a change giving the Ventus a steerable tail wheel and thus the autonomy it was lacking.
The Ventus cM is a self launching motor glider produced by the well known sailplane manufacturer Schempp-Hirth. The steerable tail wheel for the Ventus cM is an upgrade for the original, non-steerable Schempp-Hirth tail wheel. The steerable tail wheel allows the glider to taxi autonomously, increases its controllability without affecting its performance, limitations or recommended speeds.
The EASA-approved STC can be installed by any suitably approved maintenance organisation that has the Ventus cM within its scope.
Additional mass: 1.4 kg
- Improved controllability on the ground
- Autonomous taxiing capability
- At any time after initial installation, the steerable tail wheel can be replaced with the non-steerable one.
- No influence on performance, limitations and recommended speeds