Archaeopteryx the foot launched glider with 28:1 LD

 

The Ruppert Archaeopteryx is a Swiss high-wing, pod-and-boom, single-seat, microlift glider that was designed by Roger Ruppert and is produced by Ruppert Composite GmbH

The Archaeopteryx can be foot launched, tow launched from ground or behind a plane, even bungee launched!! plus it folds away into a trailer.

the price? €73,000 for a complete carbon high tech open cockpit micro lift glider, price will vary according to exchange rates, developments, specification. Add €7000 for a fully enclosed cockpit, or €25000 for electric drive system.

http://www.ruppert-composite.ch/en/flugzeug/portrait.html

 

 

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new paramotor ppg wing from Paramania, the GTX, a cross country power glider – video

The Paramania GTX the bivouac generation is now here.
Under pressure, many prototypes later and several years on, the unsatisfied MCJ has finally become satisfied. His project to create the perfect wing for the “X”- country paramotor pilot and bivouac flying as well as the average club pilot out to travel is now finished.

As its cousin the GTR was specifically made to carve sharp turns, in slalom fun. The GTX is designed for comfortable, fast cruising over long distances. While also flying through rough air with minimum need for pilot input.

The GTX is ridiculously easy to launch, even on those wet mornings while loaded up with fuel and all the gear. It simply gets you off the ground quickly and efficiently every time.

The risers and trimmer system give a wide range of speed, but still maintain precise, light and progressive handling throughout. The GTX can be comfortably slowed for thermal efficiency with flatter turns.

Both the GTR and GTX are sharing the latest laminar flow MCJ reflex wing sections. Which include an integrated drag reduction system; made of carefully placed holes that equalize pressure at the trailing edge. The result is leading edge technology which has proven to be quite astounding. Therefore minimal power differences between the fast and slow speeds, a flat polar curve and increased efficiency.

The Paramania GTX 22m is made for the most popular pilot/motor weight combo.

The Gin manufactured Paramania build and engineering quality is of the highest standard. The wing comes with all the usual Paramania trimmings.

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Paramania GTR UK prices £

Custom-Air release their UK prices for the GTR Paramanias latest Competition Reflex Paramotor wing.

Available in 18, 20, 24m and coming complete with a free 8m racing pylon.

Complete UK prices for:

Price for 18m Paramania GTR is £2750 the 20m GTR is £2800 and 24m GTR is £2880

There is a note attached to say that these price will vary with € to £ exchange rate and these prices were calculated using the current rate of 1.16

As the exchange rate improves the UK price will drop accordingly.

Link to Custom-Air Paramania GTR page

Link to FlyParamania Website

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Paramania Video Series : Maillon Check Tighten and Load Test

 

 

 

 

Paramania designers and manufacture of popular wings such as the Fusion and Revo2 where they use larger than average maillons that are 3.5mm thick stainless steel with a breaking strain of 1200kg. Here we have a couple of videos to demonstrate their fitting and strength.

Load dispersion “A paraglider consisting of 8 maillons, 4 each side. With an 80kg pilot equals to 10kg per maillon. At 8g’s force that is 80kg per maillon. At full fast trim using mainly a & b risers at 8g that is still only 160kg each.”

Watch this video demonstrating a load test and the breaking strain of a Paramania maillon.

 

This video demonstrating the correct method of checking and tightening your maillons.

 

 

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