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Mitchell Wing


A hang-gliding fanatic, Dr H Long, gave Don Mitchell control of a high performance wing. By 1975 this same wing had become the B-10. The first powered version now carries the designation of B40F (F for foot launch).


The Mitchell was a rigid hang glider in wood, sold in plans. Two American companies were selling the rigid Mitchell. U.S Pacific sells plans and wood kits while Ameriplanes sells aluminium kits.
The 1976 wing was for advanced pilots. At lrast 20 service bulletins were to be applied to be safe.
Very pleasant in flight despite the strong reverse yaw but stable.The first 2 minutes are crucial because you have to understand everything quickly, the reverse yaw, the use of the rudders and the sensitivity of the handle on the pitch.
Wing area: 12.64 m²
Wing span: 10.2 m
Aspect ratio: 8.4
Hang glider weight: 35 kg
Minimum speed: 30 km/h
Maximum speed: 120 km/h
Max glide ratio (L/H): 16
Max glide ratio speed: 55 km/h
Minimum sink rate: 0.6 m/s
Wingspan: 10.36m
Wing area: 12.63m²
Weight: 37 kg - 39 with updates
VNE 120 km / h
Max. 100 km / h
Min speed: approx 30 Km / h
Max glide ratio (L/H): 16-18
Load: +6 -6G in free flight version (+4 -4 in ULM version)
Min fall rate: 0.6 - 0.8 m / sec

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