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University Of Pretoria Exulans
Designed by three engineers from the University of Pretoria, Exulan I is inspired by the shape of albatrosses and pteranodons.
The 1989 Exulans (named after the scientific name for albatros) used some wingtip pivot shift for pitch control, in combination with elevons to overcome the inherent inefficiency of elevons for pitch alone. It was tested successfuly but no commercial version was released.
Designer Joachim Huyssens and his team were working on a second prototype since 2004.
Wing area: 12 m²
Wing span: 12 m
Length: 3 m
Minimum pilot weight: 65 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 150 kg
Minimum speed: 150 km/h
Maximum speed: 40 km/h

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