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UP Ultralight Products Comet
The 1980 Comet was for advanved pilots. The early Airwave-built Comet 165 was very soft, predictable handling in roll and a really good sink rate. Exceptionally easy to land with a soft, progressive approach to the stall.
All these gliders were built by Dick Cheney out of Layton UT.
The Comet 2 appeared in 1983.
Comet 2
The Comet C3 appeared in 1989.
Comet C3
The Comet 3 glider was comperable to the large Axis, with better handling qualities. This was also a heavy glider at approx. 85+ lbs.
Comet 165
Wing area: 15 m²
Wing span: 9.80 m
Aspect ratio: 6.5
Hang glider weight: 30 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 60 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 95 kg
Minimum speed: 27 km/h
Max glide ratio (L/H): 8.5
Minimum sink rate: 0.9 m/s
Packed length: 5.70 m
Number of battens: 19
Nose angle: 120°
Comet 185
Comet OVR
Comet 2 165
Comet 2 185
Comet 3
Nose angle: 125°
Span: 34.8 ft
Wing area: 185 sq.ft
Aspect ratio: 6.5
Wt. range 170 - 290 lbs
Battens: 25

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