The PSR team unfortunately announces the production stop regarding PSR T01 Jet Systems and components. Due to the ongoing slow progress regarding new glider STC's the market for our system is still too small to have the necessary expected profitability. Also the COVID-19 consequences that struck our business, has led to a forced narrow focus back on our core business which is CNC machining. The total amount of systems per year, are too few to set up a certified Maintenance Organisation. In the last few years we have contacted various third parties to keep the project up and running, without success in the foreseeable future. Our advanced system certified with Form 1, is one of a kind, with great benefits, but regretfully without continuation. We would like to thank all parties involved, included the companies which supported and worked on the STCs. Which in many cases for all, (free) time and effort was spent for the projects need.
The STC 10072596 for the installation of the PSR Jet System on the ASW27.
Eichelsdörfer received the Supplemental Type Certificate for the installation of the PSR Jet System on the ASW27 from EASA on the 26th of February 2020.
First flight of the DG303-J powered by PSR Jet System.
The first flight of the DG303-J took place on 5th of February at Bruchsal, Germany. The PSR Jet System was installed by Güntert + Kohlmetz. Authority requests and performance data will be evaluated during the upcoming flight tests.
PSR Jet System installed on ASW27-J.
Draline will be at the AERO 2017 on April 5 - 8 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Exhibition stand of Güntert + Kohlmetz, hall B5, stand 201.
the EASA certified PSR T01 KS engine with Kerosene Start
a functioning PSR T01 KS demonstrator
a PSR T01 KS engine installed on a ASW27-J, Aluminum fuel tanks installed inside fuselage, 160km range
and informs about installation and costs of the PSR Jet System.
Draline delivers the following kit for retrofitting the PSR Jet System
PSR T01 KS engine, engine, engine service data terminal, engine control unit, engine fuel board. Delivered with Form 1
PSR R01 retraction system, retraction system
fuel tank, Aluminum, 30 liters, for installation inside fuselage
End of 2016 a PSR Jet System installed on a ASW27-J was delivered to the Netherlands.
PSR T01 KS engine, service data terminal, control unit, fuel board, retraction system and battery.
Draline is proud to announce that after extensive research and testing, the PSR T01 KS Kerosene Start (KS) design is approved by EASA.
This is the successor of the Gas Start (GS) system which was certified in 2014. The system can now be delivered as a fully certified KS system, with Form 1. This system does not require a gas bottle for starting the engine, which results in weight reduction and less chance for 'human error'. Also, the KS has shown an improved starting performance in comparison to the GS version. The KS system uses the main fuel tank for starting, and further operation as well. The engine will also be delivered with the new certified software update.
We would like to give you an update of our PSR T01 KS Kerosene Start certification program. The test program is completed, tests are all done, currently we are finalising the certification documents.
Added to the Kerosene Start certification program we have incorporated a lot of extra features and small design changes to further improve the system.
Some of the added or changed features are
Software Version 6
Improved glow plug operation in flight, correction for cooler (windmilling) conditions.
Lubrication of bearings during cool down procedure.
Start data logging directly, for better analysis.
Setting Change Levels. Relevant settings are visible. And some settings can be accessed and changed. Different authorisation for dealer and end users (pilots).
Settings have a bandwidth. This means it is clear which values can be changed within which specified limitations.
Service Data Terminal
The Display is changed and now more bright.
We have finished the new Draline engine test bench. All the test equipment is calibrated, the data is realtime and realtime stored. The user interface is fully updated and integrated with all the measurement equipment. Also the test setup enables us to perform vibration surveys.
The 400N engine build by AMT and Draline has been tested on a DuoDiscus-J for half a year. This engine has been proven to be most suitable for two seater and open class gliders. For more information contact email email@example.com.
Flying device of Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger, known as the Tailor of Ulm.
Start preparation on the Friedrichshafen airfield.
Flight attempt in front of the Ulm Minster.
Draline will be at the AERO 2011 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Eichelsdörfer will install the PSR Jet System on two LS6W18 this month.
The PSR Jet System is now also available for SZD gliders produced by Allstar PZL Glider, Poland. Installation of the system is offered by Wytwornia Konstrukcji Kompozytowych, Andrzej Papiorek, www.papiorek.com.pl.
We will be present at the 'Luftsporttag NRW' on 21st of November in Kamen, Germany. We can give an on-the-spot demonstration of the system, with a specially designed demonstration unit.
Also there will be demonstrations of the PSR Jet System by Klaus Meitzner on the 27th of November at 14h on the 'Segelflugplatz Boberg', near Hamburg.
The PSR Jet System will be present at the ILA Berlin Airshow, 11th to 13th of June. The retrofitted ASW20 will be displayed on the Airshow. For more information about the Ila Berlin Airshow check www.ila-berlin.com.
This month another ASW20 sailplane will be equipped with a PSR Jet System. Delivery is scheduled for week 15 to Eichelsdörfer.
Again Draline will be at the tradefair AERO in Friedrichshafen, Germany. You can find us at stand No. B2-412.
The PSR Jet System will be presented at the AERO in Friedrichshafen, the exhibition will take place from 2nd of April until the 5th.
Draline will be present the newest progress on the project, at exhibition stand No. A1-346.
The second containment test will be performed on 27th of March. At the AERO we can tell you the results of this test.
At Thursday and Friday the PSR Jet System will be demonstrated in flight, the sailplane which will fly is a ASW20.
Also the PSR jet engine can be seen at the exhibition at the following locations
Schempp-Hirth, build in a Ventus-2cxa
Fach Hochschule Aachen, cooperation for engine tests for certification purposes
Hochschule Esslingen, the Apis Jet Project
On Friday there will be a presentation in Lichtenstein Foyer West about Jet Powered Gliders.