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CGS Spitfire
 
CGS-Spitfire
 
The Spitfire was one of the highest performing standard gliders of the time. Performance was equal to that of Intermediate gliders and some of high performance, with a glide ratio of 6.5-1. The Spitfire offered extreme stability with the performance.
 
The stinger tail give the directional stability at low speeds. The Spitfire has no tendency to spin off or drop a wing when landing.
 
The Spitfire was available in two versions: Standard Set Up sets up like most other gliders having a one piece spar, with no tools necessary taking 8 minutes, Quickie Set Up opens like an umbrella, taking about 60 seconds. Nothing comes off the glider, not even the control bar. The Spitfire has a J-wire for defining the S-shaped keel, Dual rigging for either prone or seated flying, swing down deflexers for increased maneuverability, and holes for centre of gravity adjustment.
 
The airframe is made from 6063-T832 1.5in x .049 certified aluminium tubing, Reinforced sleeves are 6061-T6 1in x .058 tubing. All tubing is bright dipped and anodised. Spar saddles are used wherever there is tube to tube contact. All hardware is aircraft quality and all tags are stainless steel. Plastic king post fittings allow the kingpost to be plugged in or out for easy replacement. A stainless steel king post bracket is fitted.
 
Rigging is 3/32in 7x7 pastic coated stainless steel cable. Cable ends are double nico pressed utilising stainless steel thimbles. Cable tensioners are used on upper rigging.
 
The sail is Howe & Bainbridge 3.8oz stabilised dacron in eleven colours combination. 12in leading edge pockets tapered to 6in at the wing tips.
 
17x15
Leading edge: 17 ft
Keel length: 15 ft
Wing span: 23 ft
Wing area: 150 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 3.5
Nose angle: 90˚
Sail billow: 3.5˚
Weight: 37 lb
Pilot weight: 100-130 lb
Takeoff speed: 14 mph
Stall speed: 16 mph
Max speed: 40 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 6.5-1
Best L/D speed: 24 mph
Min sink: 285 fpm
 
18x16
Leading edge: 18 ft
Keel length: 16 ft
Wing span: 25 ft
Wing area: 180 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 3.5
Nose angle: 90˚
Sail billow: 3.5˚
Weight: 39 lb
Pilot weight: 130-160 lb
Takeoff speed: 14 mph
Stall speed: 16 mph
Max speed: 40 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 6.5-1
Best L/D speed: 24 mph
Min sink: 285 fpm
 
20x18
Leading edge: 20 ft
Keel length: 18 ft
Wing span: 28 ft
Wing area: 225.5 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 3.5
Nose angle: 90˚
Sail billow: 3.5˚
Weight: 42 lb
Pilot weight: 150-210 lb
Takeoff speed: 14 mph
Stall speed: 16 mph
Max speed: 40 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 6.5-1
Best L/D speed: 24 mph
Min sink: 285 fpm
 
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