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Wasp Wing Gliders Super Wasp
The Super Wasp is a very stable, slow flying glider that is ideal for general flying and soaring. It has a low sink rate, a glide ratio of over 6-1 and forgiving handling charastics for all classes of pilots. Its stability is achieved by use of a vertical and horizontal stabiliser attached to the rear of the keel and the flying wires.
It has an adjustable billow that can be set at 3°, 3.5° and 4° for advanced, intermediate or beginning pilots respectively. Has safety lines to prevent the plot from hitting the keel with his head in a rough landing.
The airframe is made from 6061-T6 1.5in x 0.049 anodised aluminium. The kingpost and control bar are 6061-T6 1in x 0.083.
Rigging is 3/32in 7 x 7 vinyl coated stainless steel. All hardware is aircraft quality and the sail is 3.8oz stabilised dacron. The pilot support was seated or prone harness.
19 x 16
Leading edge: 19 ft
Keel length: 16 ft
Wing span: 27.5 ft
Wing area: 190 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 4
Nose angle: 90-92˚
Sail billow: 4-3˚
Weight: 50 lb
Pilot weight: 140-220 lb
Takeoff speed: 15 mph
Stall speed: 15 mph
Max speed: 45 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 6-1
Best L/D speed: 18 mph
Min sink: 250 fpm

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