FLIGHT DESIGN CTLS Rotax 912s red. 2.43
CTLS : a comfortable and agile ultralight, excellent visibility, high cruising speed, impeccable manufacturing quality, reasonable acquisition and operating costs.
We received our new E-Prop and have now flown it on one of our Flight Design CTLS aircraft for about 30 hours. I have to say I am very impressed with its quality and performance! The climb rate and takeoff performance has been enhanced, cruise performance is similar, and it runs very smooth.
We will likely order another for our second CTLS soon!
Attached is a picture I took during unpacking of the product, it shows one of the spinner backplate rivnuts dislodged from the plate. Not sure if it occurred during shipping but just wanted to make you aware for quality purposes, it was a easy fix and no issue.
The cone of the new propeller for my CT LS is perfect: longer than the 1st cone. It's much prettier that way. The propeller has the right parameters and with its titanium shielding it is very strong.
I have installed my new propeller (Durandal 3 blade) that arrived in very good condition from France.
It was much easier to install and setup than what I thought it would be. The protractor and hook attachment that was provided worked flawlessly.
The assembly manual was easy to read and clear in the instructions as what to do.
I did the ground tests at the recommended pitch and it was exactly the good one.
I have flown approximately 25 hours with the e-PROP and I am still amazed at the difference it has made to my CTLS.
I have gained at least another 300 ft per minute climb and a good extra 8 knots in speed, compared with my old Neuform propeller. But this is not the major advantage – I cannot believe how smooth and quite this prop is. There is no vibration to speak of and I can speak to a passenger without headsets on.
Please send my compliments to the technical team who work so hard in the background to design and manufacture a magnificent product.
I've just come back from a series of test flights today because the weather was nice at home. I am hallucinated by the performance of this propeller! Nothing to do with my Neuform which has more "normal" blades than yours. According to my indicators I had to gain 15 km/h in cruising speed and the ultralight takes off shorter than before! I will send you all my test results in excel file. Congratulations to your engineer Jérémie!