The motorised ultralight sailplane Straton D8 Moby Dick was original driven by a Trabant or
Rotax 227-engine. The wood construction V tail design has fibreglass wingtips and weights
only 180kg. Like the D7 Mini Straton, the D8 was developed as a homebuilt motorised sail plane
in the Czech Republic. It is available in partial kits or factory assembled leading edges, wing
spars and ribs. Due to the low cost price, the Straton D8 is an
attractive model for the homebuilder. The D8 is not only built in
Europe, but also in the U.S.A.
The 1992-built Torezi Straton D8 Moby Dick OK-XUA-11 was photographed at Letnany aerodrome near Prague on 8 June 1993.