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Free Flight Systems Icarus V
The Ikarus V swept wing monoplane hang glider utilised independently actuated wing tip rudders allowing continuous 60 degree banked turns and easy, controlled landings.
The wing has a foam sheet leading edge with doped fabric covering, and is stressed for a maximum of 6.5G.
The airframe is made from 6061-T6 and 2024-T3 aluminium tubng. All exposed parts are bright dip gold anodised or cadium plates. Rigging is stainless steel 3/32in 7 x 7 aircraft quality, all vinyl coated.
A hardware is aircraft quality stainless steel, aluminium, and some 4130 chromoly steel. The wing covering is 1.7oz dacron, shrunk and doped. It was available in white only.
The pilot has a parallel hang tube/swing seat combination.
Chord length: 5 ft
Wing span: 32 ft
Wing area: 160 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 6.4
Wing sweep: 20˚
Weight: 72 lb
Pilot weight: 120-220 lb
Takeoff speed: 15 mph
Stall speed: 16 mph
Max speed: 60+ mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 12-1
Best L/D speed: 21 mph
Min sink: 150 fpm

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