Start & Flug H-101 Salto / Super Salto
The H 101 Salto is an aerobatic version of the Standard Libelle developed by Frau Ursula Hanle, widow of Ing Eugen Hanle, the former Director of Glasflugel; the Salto (this word is German for loop) is produced by Start + Flug GmbH formed by Frau Hanle.
The Salto differs from the Standard Libelle largely in having a V-tail with an included angle of 99°. The Salte also owes something to the V-tailed Hiitter H-30 GFK. Four flush-fitting air brakes repositioned on the wing trailing edges replace the more conventionally-sited air brakes of the Standard Libelle; the Salto's air brakes are hinged at their mid-points so that half the surface projects above the wing and half below. The fuselage has a fixed, faired wheel, and a tailskid, and the one-piece canopy is hinged to open sideways.
The Salto employs a Standard Libelle wing shortened at the root to produce a span of 13.6 m (44 ft 7.5 in), and fitted with trailing edge dive brakes and a tail parachute for approach control. Tip extensions have been designated extending the wingpsan up to a much as 15.8 m/ 51.8 ft. G limitations are +7 and -5.
The Salto prototype first flew in March 1970 and 60 had been delivered by the spring of 1977; German type certification was granted on 28 April 1972 and the Salto has also been certificated by the FAA as well as Germany in the Normal and Aerobatic catergories.
Later production was by Dokter Fiberglas.
Bob Carlton's Super Salto has been retrofitted with a 225 lb thrust jet from PBS in the Czech Republic. Powered by this new Jet engine, the highly modified Super Salto jet sailplane self-launches and performs both a classic sailplane aerial ballet and screamin' low-level jet aerobatics.
The first flight of the Super Salto Jet Sailplane took place on October 8, 2008.
H101 Salto Normal