The Zoute Air Trophy 2018 is a STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) competition which took place on the beach at Knokke-Heist (Belgium) in June. 8 categories, including the 3-Axis Aeroplane < 501 kg (ultralights and very light aircraft). In this category, 20 pilots.
The pilot Eric Grare was competing with his G1 Gelinotte engine Rotax 912S propeller 3-blade E-Props Durandal.
With this configuration :
- shorter take-off = 8 m (the shorter distance of other competitors was 14,2 m !)
- shorter landing = 13,7 m
=> Take-off in 8 meters is exceptional ! Congrats Eric !
Using an E-PROPS propeller helps to take-off and land far shorter than with other propellers