History and vision
Development of the first E-glider began in 2007, with the same philosophy that has survived until today - lightweight, easy to store machine with maximum safety, designed with purpose to fly thermals. At the beginning we worked on a version with reduction drive. It had 12kW motor and a 1:2 reducer, mid 2008 we switched to 10kW motor with a 1:3 reducer. Disadvantage of this design was higher weight and losses on the reducer. By 2009 we obtained speed controller capable of handling high current which would allow us to go direct drive, however there wasn't suitable motor on the market. So we decided to develop our own in cooperation with Faculty of Electrical Engineering and at the end of the year we completed development of direct drive motor under the "NT-power" brand in two types - 12kW and 15kW. We are constantly refining this design until now and use it in all our models. At the same time, we supply our power unit under the "NT-power" brand to other PPG and aviation manufacturers.
Our vision is not a quick "startup" but continual development of company that will be leader of "electric flying". This cannot be done by buying and installing parts from different vendors, that logically leads to compromise. Our goal is to develop and produce of our own components directly designed and developed for a given purpose. Whole production and design is concentrated under our own roof, this allows us to optimize each part for a perfectly functional product and ensure 100% quality and lifetime support for all our products.
In near future, we will offer other models such as "E-glider Cruise" for traditional PPG enthusiasts and "E-glider xc" for cross-country flying. All models, of course, using electric drive ... :-)