Hey guys, here’s my latest project, a Ligeti Stratos. This model is based on the real Stratos designed by Charles Ligeti. It’s an ultralight kit. After taxiing trials and several low level hops 5 to 10 feet above the ground, the pilot commenced the takeoff for the aircraft’s first test flight. This aircraft was intended to be the production version of the “Stratos” aircraft. The prototype version had successfully flown some hours.

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It doesn’t have the vertical my Lil Ligeti has, but I think I’ll keep it this way for a bit. Flybyknight22Jun 1, However, shortly after the turn was completed, control of the aircraft was evidently lost.

ligei Control of the aircraft was lost at a height of about 20 feet and it struck the ground with about 40 degrees of right bank and in a steep nose down attitude.

Pricing will be set by the suppliers. I’m slowly coming back to where I was a while back with my interest level in the etratos. WildthingJun 1, He recalled a lack of elevator response seconds before ground impact. Last edited by eliworm; Jan 03, at Wildthing and bogusbandit56 like this. You will probably have noticed the connection between the two wings.

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Ligeti Stratos – Nest of Dragons

The vertical fins acted as rudders. However, so far the project has not come to fruition. Carl Petersen Registered User. It turned out very strong. Make materials and kits available through 3rd party commercial suppliers. Wish I was going to be at the field tomorrow, but I had Monday off and I’m working tomorrow.

He maintained 10 to 15 feet above the runway and waited for the airspeed to build up before attempting to climb. SukhoiLover63 nova and Flybyknight22 like this.

Ligeti Stratos 45 inch from RCfoam. – RC Groups

wtratos Images View all Images in thread. Remember Me Forgot Password? He turned towards the only suitable forced landing area, but the engine progressively lost power. The undercarriage was a fixed tandem type with small outrigger wheels on the canard tips.

Hi All, Test flew my Ligeti 45 today, flew 3 batteries through.

Jul 15, On the original a vee groove is cut from the factory. The pilot considered that either the engine was not delivering full power or that there was extraordinary drag associated with lateral gusts of wind.


Distribute the plans at no charge. That is why I am building another one.

Ligeti Stratos Scratchbuild

The engine mounting was lowered such that the ducted propeller was totally below the main wing and the lower part of the propeller duct was extended well forward to form a “channel or strake”. The main aft wing is now ready for the liigeti. Jul 30, It was joined as you have here.

It is all told in another site. Just like it’s little brother only smoother.


Both have a prop in the straots, but the Stratos has the prop in a duct. Ron Ligeti writes the following about it: Listen to this PDF.

It is considered likely that the accident sequence was initiated by a full canard stall followed by a stratso nose down pitch. Disaster struck in September

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