The 392 Newton (88 lbf) Titan engine from AMT completely retracts into the fuselage.
For the maiden flight the Silent 2 TARGA was towed aloft by a Dimona motorglider to an altitude of approximately 700 meters (2300 ft) with the engine initially stowed in the fuselage.
Once off tow, the engine was started and shut down a total of three times. Several level-flight tests were performed with indicated airspeeds in the 170-180 kph (105-112 mph) range.
Silent 2 Targa jet General data
|Type||Autosubstainer jet glider|
|Max. rating||392 N||88.2 lb st|
|Span||13,30 m||43.6 ft|
|Length||6,35 m||20.8 ft|
|Height||1,25 m||4.1 ft|
|Areas||8,9 m²||95.8 sq ft|
|Empty||145 kg||319 lb|
|Fuel & Oil||45 l||fl oz|
|Max authorised||300 kg||662 lb|
|Vne - Max speed||220 km/h||137 mph|
|Crusing speed with engine||170 km/h||105 mph|
|Max. rate of climb||1,5 m/s||5 ft/s|
|Vs - Stall speed||65 km/h||40 mph|