I would like to know which motor gliders are there with regards to the following criteria:

  • Top-mounted engine
  • stowable landing gear
  • great L/D ratio
  • high maximum g-load
  • at least 180kg usable weight?

I know of Pipistrel Taurus, but are there any other examples out there with a good glide ratio (Taurus has 41:1 L/D, and 5.33 g-limit)?

  • $\begingroup$ In response to recent edit-- ok the question is clearer now -- here is an example of another high-performance self-launching motor-glider with engine that extends out of the top of the fuselage, besides the one you mentioned. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaser-Dirks_DG-400 There are many more like this one. $\endgroup$ – quiet flyer Feb 9 at 21:01

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