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Fiber Technology  
   

Fiber composites are copies of the living fiber technology of nature, applied in every plant and creature. It is the engineering material of the future for all transportation systems.

Our homogeneous and jointless one piece sandwich structure consists of fewer parts, specific metal parts. Extensive use of the flexible fiber for slotless flaps at leading and trailing edges, ailerons and rudder are integrated parts of the jointless fiber structure. It gives the Equator STOL cababilities. Our system is a selfsupporting fiber doubleshell with hardfoam, without the usual reinforcements. This rigid material gives the unsurpassed strength against high dynamic longtime stresses, is virtually undestroyable, durable and not subject to fatigue or corrosion. The sandwich system is absorbing vibrations and insolating as well. We use carbon-fiber, bulletproof aramid-fiber and fiberglass. It needs hardly any maintenance, and is easy and quick to repair, also in the field. All antennas are protected due to internal mounting

A gift of the system is the air- and water-tight cabin. The billions of closed cells of the hard foam of the sandwich make the saltwater resistant amphibian unsinkable.

An Equator is not undestroyable on the long run, but it can theoretically reach the age of its natural akin objects, the sequoia trees - comparing the fibre based design.

It is for certain that our great-grandchildren can still fly it, hopefully with improved engines, being operated with regenerative bio-fuels, while the metal airplanes of same age have then already been recycled or disintegrated by corrosion.

The aerodynamically timeless design will still enjoy the viewer. Not before this time the real value of this unusual airplane maybe evaluated objectively.

 
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