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The Futura was new in 1996, with the tandem appearing in 1997.

 

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Futura A

 

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Tandem 1997


The tandem can handle and perform like a solo glider. Available in two sizes: 42 and 38. The 38 is also certified in performance class as a "solo glider", especially for big men.

Futura 28
Wing area: 27.3 sq.m
Certification: DHV/Afnor
Pilot weight: 75-90 kg
No. of cells: 90
Wing span: 11.8 m
Aspect ratio: 5
Min sink: 1 m/s
Max speed: 50 kph
Price (1998) 2550 Pound

Futura 30
Wing area: 29.5 sq.m
Certification: DHV 3GH/Afnor
Pilot weight: 85-105 kg
No. of cells: 53
Wing span: 12.6 m
Aspect ratio: 5.4
Min sink: 1 m/s
Max speed: 50 kph
Price (1998) 2600 Pound

Futura 32
Wing area: 31.7 sq.m
Certification: DHV/Afnor
Pilot weight: 100-120 kg
No. of cells: 56
Wing span: 13.4 m
Aspect ratio: 5.6
Min sink: 1 m/s
Max speed: 50 kph

Futura 38 Bi
Cells: (45x2)+6
Area: 38.00 sq.m
Area (projected): 33.32 sq.m
Span (incl. Stabiliser): 14.36 m
Span (projected): 11.84 m
Aspect Ratio: 5.42
Aspect Ratio (projected): 4.20
Pilot Weight (all up): 120 – 160 kg
Weight of Canopy: 9.20 kg
Root Cord: 3.210 m
Tip Cord: 0.65 m
Length of Lines on B: 8.25 m
Total length of line used: 435 m
V-min: 22 - 25 km/h
V-trim: 36 - 38 km/h
V-max: 45 - 50 km/h
Min Sink (opt wing loading): <1.0m/s
Certification: AFNOR / CEN Tandem & Performance
Top Lines Material: Dyneema
Mid Lines Material: Super Aramid
Lower Lines Material: Super Aramid
Brake Cascades Lines Material: Dyneema
Steering Line Material: Polyester
Sail Cloth Fabric: 46gr/sq.m "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement Fabric: 180gr/sq.m Mylar (Trilam)
Warranty: 3 Years / 250 hours
Top Lines Diameter: 0.8mm
Mid Lines Diameter: 1.7mm
Lower Lines Diameter: 2.2mm
Brake Cascades Lines Diameter: 1.1mm
Steering Line Diameter: 2.2mm
Top Lines Strength: 90kgx2
Mid Lines Strength: 150kg
Lower Lines Strength: 220kg
Brake Cascades Lines Strength: 90kg
Steering Line Strength: 90kg
Price (1998) 2850 Pound

Futura 42 Bi
Cells: (45x2)+6
Area: 42.00 sq.m
Area (projected): 36.80 sq.m
Span (incl. Stabiliser): 15.09 m
Span (projected): 12.45
Aspect Ratio: 5.42
Aspect Ratio (projected): 4.20
Pilot Weight (all up): 140 – 210 kg
Weight of Canopy: 10.0 kg
Root Cord: 3.370/font> m
Tip Cord: 0.65 m
Length of Lines on B: 8.67 m
Total length of line used: 460 m
V-min: 22 - 25 km/h
V-trim: 36 - 38 km/h
V-max: 45 - 50 km/h
Min Sink (opt wing loading): <1.0m/s
Certification: AFNOR / CEN Tandem
Top Lines Material: Dyneema
Mid Lines Material: Super Aramid
Lower Lines Material: Super Aramid
Brake Cascades Lines Material: Dyneema
Steering Line Material: Polyester
Top Lines Diameter: 0.8mm
Mid Lines Diameter: 1.7mm
Lower Lines Diameter: 2.2mm
Brake Cascades Lines Diameter: 1.1mm
Steering Line Diameter: 2.2mm
Top Lines Strength: 90kgx2
Mid Lines Strength: 150kg
Lower Lines Strength: 220kg
Brake Cascades Lines Strength: 90kg
Steering Line Strength: 90kg
Sail Cloth Fabric: 46gr/sq.m "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement Fabric: 180gr/sq.m Mylar (Trilam)
Warranty: 3 Years / 250 hours
Price (1998) 2950 Pound

 

 


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