A great moment everyone’s been waiting for: The fs35 was able to get a glimpse of the runway for the first time – in the midst of fellow aircraft.
At our rollout event a few weeks ago, the prototype was assembled and displayed on the university campus. The event was complete with a presentation of the background of the project. Afterwards there was still time for lengthy discussions in front of the plane.
Around noon, when the event slowly came to an end, the dismantling of our fs35 and the loading of the fuselage was started. Fortunately, we were able to borrow a trailer of FSG Hanns Klemm Böblingen for the transport. With plenty of manpower the fuselage could be lifted on the trailer and fastened – but will the straps hold properly? We were able to test the quality our work directly leaving the university, slamming on the brakes due to some lunatic driver. With beautiful weather, we were able to successfully complete the two hour drive to the destination airfield Schwäbisch Hall via highway and country roads. Even at arrival our team caused a sensation.
In the meantime, the first engine tests and assembly steps have already been carried out and the wings of the fs35 have also arrived in Schwäbisch Hall. Thankfully, Aurum Air Service has provided us the space to store our plane and various tools.