The pilots equipped with E-Props propellers have been successful in the 2nd edition of the STOL competition in Belmont-sur-Rance (Aveyron – France) on July 3 and 4, 2021. The principle is simple: you have to take off and land as short as possible. The rolling distances at takeoff and landing are cumulated to establish the ranking.
As last year, Eric Grare largely dominated the competition on his high wing prototype Rotax 912S, with a total of 21.1 m. And as last year, Jean-Daniel Roman followed him closely with 29 m on his Rotax 912S Super Guépard. They were both equipped with the E-Props Durandal Super Stol 3-blade with a diameter of 190 cm, a very efficient propeller for this type of flight. The 3rd is Didier Fraysse on his Nynja BMW, with a total of 54.8 m. He had a 3-blade E-Props of 175 cm diameter adapted to his BMW engine.
Two delta-trikes also participated in this competition. The winner of this category is Yves Munnia, on his O2B HKS700, with a four-bladed E-Props of 175 cm.
Other participants were not classified for administrative reasons. In particular the talented Maxime Compagnon, with his Savage Rotax 912S “Old Bandit”, which was running a 3-blade E-Props propeller of 205 cm diameter.
This competition was disrupted by the weather, but the organizers nevertheless succeeded in making it a great party and an exemplary competition. Congratulations to all the volunteers!
We will be able to see the first 5 of the ranking at the “Mondial de l’ULM” in Blois from September 3rd to 5th 2021, for a demonstration of their talents.
Congratulations to all the participants, and a big thank you to the E-Props pilots !