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Avian Rio


The Rio is a sports glider (formerly referred to as intermediate) which is faster than a Skyfloater, lighter and easier to fly than a typical kingposted CFX glider. The price inc VAT was £2399 in 1999.


The United Kingdom's Avian built the Rio novice-intermediate glider from 1999 to 2011. Replaced with the Rio2 which has a VG.
Rio 15
Wing area: 15 m²
Wing span: 9.4 m
Aspect ratio: 6
Hang glider weight: 25.3 kg
Pilot Weight: 61-95 kg
Minimum speed: 24 km/h
Maximum speed: 88 km/h
Max glide ratio (L/H): 10
Minimum sink rate: 0.96 m/s
Packed length: 5.6 m
Packed length short: 3.68 m
Number of battens: 20
Nose angle: 120°
Double surface: 55%

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