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Hiway Hang Gliders Spectrum
 
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Hiway decided to return to simplicity for a new range of gliders, with no wing wires. Hiway designed the airframe to fles in a particular way under flight loads, and then sew the sail to fit the shape exactly. The first of the range were 1) Super Scorpion, a cross-country hang glider. 2) Spectrum, intermediate glider. 3) Gemini, purpose designed two-place glider. 4) Harrier, primary and training glider.
 
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The Spectrum complies with FAI Competition regulations as an Intermediate glider. Turns are self balancing and very high speeds are attainable, and it has a low stall speed.
 
The Spectrum was available in two sizes and could be rigged for seated or prone. A “B” bar accessory converts from prone to seated.
 
The Hiway Spectrum was regarded as easy to handle although it had a reputation for tip-stalling.
 
The Gemini two place glider is an enlarged and strengthened version of the Spectrum.
 
Small
Wing span: 26 ft 10 in / 8.2 m
Wing area: 165 sq,ft / 15.3 sq.m
Aspect ratio: 4.45
Leading edge: 17 ft / 5.15 m
Keel length: 13 ft 3 in / 4 m
Nose angle: 105˚
Weight: 45 lb / 20 kg
Pilot weight: 50-76 kg
Packed length: 17 ft 3 in / 5.25 m
Knockdown length: 14 ft / 4.25 m
 
Large
Leading edge: 18 ft 6 in / 8.66 m
Keel length: 15 ft / 4.5 m
Wing span: 29 ft 5 in / 9 m
Wing area: 193 sq,ft / 17.9 sq.m
Aspect ratio: 4.45
Nose angle: 105˚
Weight: 51 lb / 23 kg
Pilot weight: 57-90 kg
Packed length: 18 ft 10 in / 5.75 m
Knockdown length: 14 ft 3 in / 4.35 m
 
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