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Wasp Type B / Type C
The 229 B3 followed established conical Rogallo principles, but great attention has been paid to reducing unnecessary weight, eliminating possible areas of failure, and improving all aspects of performance. The sail was of 2 and later 3 oz. ripstop nylon. Consequently the aircraft was unique in that although a high-performance hang glider, its inherent stability enables the novice pilot to gain experience on junior slopes before progressing to advanced flying, including ridge soaring. Long soaring flights are easily achieved in light winds of 16 mph +.
229 B3
After the 1973 model 229B3, the 221C4 was produced. The first number is the size of the sail (sq.feet) and C4 stands for height of controlbar (4feet).
Reportedly the 221C4 had a lot less wrinkles in the sail than the 229B3.
Made in 1974 the C4 is constructed from terylene sail and the design incorporates separate leading edge pockets, anodised control bars for seated or prone and has a high class finish. The C4 is produced in 3 sizes 241, 221 and 201.
Also made in 1974, the C5 has cylindrical leading edges and deep scallop sail. This glider is the first Wasp model to fit deflexers.


Wing area: 18.20 m² / 229 sq.ft
Span: 24 ft 3 in
Length 18 ft 6 in

Hang glider weight: 22 kg 42 lb

Wing area: 221 sq.ft
Leading edges: 18 ft 4 in
Nose angle: 82 deg
Root chord/keel: 18 ft 4 in
Span: 24 ft 5 in
Billow: 4 deg

Billow: 3.7 deg




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