A tidy thing! Efficiency = 94%! Easy to operate and maintenance-free, because a brushless motor (Brushless DC) is used. By the way, the battery is recharged energy recirculation during payout operations - and neither the brake nor the torque converter gets hot.
The best possible operation. The remote-controlled operation is carried out via control panel or hand-held remote control from the launch site. Radio contact is established several times a second. If there is no radio contact, the winch powers down and within a few seconds there is no longer pull on the cable.
An algorithm makes it possible. The set maximum traction force is never exceeded and the traction force always remains constant. This ensures safe and smooth tows - regardless of the winch operator's dexterity.
Simply go higher. All other things being equal (wind, thermals, topography, towing length), higher release altitudes are achieved compared to petrol engine winches. The reason for this is the constant and always maximum pulling force and correspondingly fewer pendulum movements of the glider.
Maximum flexibility. If there is traffic in the tow area (tractor, cyclist, etc.), it is easy to stop and continue the tow in a stationary position until the path is clear again. And all this with automatically controlled, constant towing power for the pilot.
The ELOWIN and ELOWIN SOLO can be operated with hand-held remote control in self-tow mode. We are currently working closely with the DHV to clarify the legal basis for self-towing. Once this is completed and permission is granted, we will start selling the necessary equipment for retrofitting.