Icaro 2000 electric Pit-trike
The electric Pit-trike

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 a single-seat light trike, which can be used with a conventional hang glider and a lightweight engine for a totally new dimension of flight.

The Icaro 2000 Pit-trike is available only in a futuristic electric version.

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.


Measures ready to fly Height 2270 mm Wide 1600 mm Length 2050 mm
Measures folded
(without propeller)
Height 920 mm Wide 520 mm Length 2020 mm
Brake disk very confortable seat easy to fold

The most suitable hang glider

Just about any normal hang glider can be used with Icaro 2000's Pit-trike, ensuring that the total weight of the system (trike, wing, pilot) does not exceed the maximum certified weight for the wing in question.

Icaro 2000 recommends two sizes of hang glider for the Pit-trike.

The simplest hang glider in Icaro 2000's range, the RX, in RX 18 or RX 21 versions, is ideal for enjoyable and stress-free flying. This glider's size and characteristics make it ideal for beginners.

For professional pilots, Icaro 2000 recommends the MastR, in size L.


Tech Data Sheet

Emty weight without battery 28 kg
Emty weight with 40 Ah (2kW / h) Battery 44 kg
Empty weight  with Icaro hang glider RX2 model 18,
HPD 10kw, 40 Ah LiPo
70 kg
Maximum takeoff weight 173 kg
Engine 10 Kw HPD
Thrust HPD 10 60 kg
Motor weight including controllers HPD10 - 5 kg
Battery type LiIon 24 Ah-12.5 kg          LiPo 40 Ah-16 kg        LiPo 60 Ah-22 kg
Flight time with the Icaro 2000 RX2 18, 80 kg pilot 20 to 45 minutes
Charging time 30 to 300 minutes
Charge cycles 500 to 1000
Folding propeller diameter 140 cm
Short dimensions folded (without propeller) Height 920 mm     Wide 520 mm     Length 2020 mm
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Therefore we reserve the right to modify the characteristics in any way, without any prior notice.

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