The Trotter HLG is a traditional hand launch glider and has been designed and constructed by a Croatian hand launch glider team. The team has successfully campaigned the Trotter and have taken home numerous medals as a result. The wing construction utilizes a carbon-kevlar D-Box (the kit version has carbon only D-Boxes) and the wing ribs are reinforced top and bottom with UD carbon and are consolidated at their trailing edge with a carbon strip. The wing is then covered in Oracover film. The airfoil is the S4083 making the Trotter ideal for thermal sailing. The fuselage is comprised mainly of carbon fiber. The wing saddle area is reinforced with glass and carbon and the nose cone is 2.4ghz. friendly kevlar. The V-tail is constructed from balsa and the ribs are carbon reinforced. Due to the Trotters simple construction, it is very easy to maintain and repair, making it suitable for beginner and experienced pilots alike. The Trotter only requires two channels and a V-tail mix to fly. Average ARF assembly time is 3 hrs.
If you fancy the idea of getting some CA on yer fingers we offer the Trotter in kit form as well. There is a link to the Kit version at the bottom of this page.
Below is a video of a Trotter in action. A customer sent us this and he reports that he is very pleased with the performance and very light weight of the plane.
And here's another at the slope.
What's in the ARF box:
What's in the KIT box: