taifun17e: Taifun 17E Motorglider Enthusiasts

Forum to discuss and exchange information and experiences relating to the Valentin Taifun 17E.

The Taifun has 2 side-by-side seats, a 17m (56 ft) wingspan, retractable gear, flaps and spoilers. It has a nose-mounted Limbach motor of either 80hp or 90hp (a retrofit 105hp Limbach or 100hp Rotax are available), driving a feathering prop. Factory specifications show a cruising speed of 111 kts, a best glide of 29:1 at 60 kts and a thermaling speed of 49-52 kts.

Although the Taifun is no longer in production, parts are available from Korff in Germany, which has the type certificate. The person to ask for is Cornelia Korff +49 157 880 30 217.

This is a replacement for the Yahoo group "taifun17e".

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