The electric Swift
The electric Swift

is an exclusive development of

Manfred Ruhmer

For more info please contact directly Manfred

Manfred is:
  • 3 times hang gliding world champion with Laminar
  • 4 times rigid world champion with Swift
  • holder of the absolute hang glider distance world record at 701 km
  • developer of all Icaro hang gliders included the actual world champion Laminar
  • specialist for electric motors with there batteries
  • shareholder of Icaro 2000
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Icaro 2000, one of the most important hang glider manufacturers in the world, has extended its range with the construction of the electric parts of the rigid wing Swift.

Electric motor

The HPD (High Power Direct) motor was developed by Werner Eck and is distributed by Flytec.
It is a brushless, rotating-can motor which directly powers a 1.4 m diameter folding-blade propeller, with no reduction gear.

Flytec HPD 10 10 kw Electronic system Flytec MMS 10 Weight 5 kg

For further details on the electric motor, see the following websites:


The motor is regulated by the MMS system (Motor Management System).

An advanced control system prevents accidental motor activation. If essential parameters are exceeded, the power supplied is automatically reduced, and the pilot is informed of the problem by means of an error message on the control interface.

The motor's functioning is constantly monitored by an interface that displays all operational parameters, such as voltage, power in amp-hours, current absorption, motor temperature, the Motor Management System, the state of the accumulators, and so forth.


Various accumulator systems are available.

The standard accumulator is a 24 Ah lithium ion model, providing a flight time of about 20 minutes with an RX18 or RX21 wing and an 80 kg pilot.

Two batteries connected in parallel (48 Ah) provide a flight time of 40 minutes.

Using a modern rapid-charge lithium polymer accumulator, flight time can be extended to about 30 minutes, or up to one hour's flight when two of these accumulators are connected in parallel, providing a total of 80 Ah.

The maximum flight time varies according to pilot weight, the style of flying, and the surface area of the wing.

3 Flytec batteries type are available:
LiIon 24 Ah 12,5 kg LiPo 40 Ah, 16 kg LiPo 60 Ah, 22 kg

Folding propeller

The folding-blade propeller in carbon fibre was specially developed for the electric motor.

It has a diameter of 1.4 metres, and it guarantees high propulsive efficiency.
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Therefore we reserve the right to modify the characteristics in any way, without any prior notice.

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