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McBroom Sailwings Arion
During early 1973 McBroom revised the dimensions of his glider based on 17ft boom lengths. This became the Arion for which he produced two instruction manuals, one to build the machine and one on how to fly it.
Wing span: 6.7 m / 22 ft
Wing boom length: 16ft 9in
Max glide ratio (L/H): 5
Minimum sink rate: 2.3 mps / 7.5 fps at 25 mph
Nose angle: 80°
Take-off speed: 15 mph approx
Recommended speed range: 15-35 mph
Weight 18swg version: 37 lbs
Weight 16swg version: 44 lbs

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