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Altair Saturn
UP Saturn
A hang glider built in 1998 for intermediate pilots. It has excellent aerotow manners, and practically lands itself. It sets up quickly as well. Light, easy to setup, ground handle, takeoff & landing, a great sink rate and respectable speed when you need it.. Very solid, stable, no stupid tip wands or sprogs to mess with.
The Saturn 167 is responsive, yet forgiving, providing an excellent glide ratio and sink rate for an intermediate/beginner glider. It trims right at 18/19mph but can give ample speed when called for. It has a large flare window. It sets up easily and quicker than most gliders due to the fact that two inboard battens can be left in the sail after breakdown & the luff lines are permanently attached to the kingpost.
The Saturn was still in production along with the Predator by John Heiney & Joe Spinney at UP Gliders.
Saturn 147
Wing area: 13.2 m²
Wing span: 10.1 m
Aspect ratio: 6.32
Hang glider weight: 24 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 55 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 100 kg
Minimum speed: 37 km/h
Maximum speed: 86 km/h
Packed length: 5.48 m
Packed length short: 3.68 m
Number of battens: 17
Nose angle: 122°
Saturn 167
Wing area: 15.6 m²
Wing span: 10.05 m
Aspect ratio: 6.6
Hang glider weight: 28 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 72 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 117 kg
Saturn 170
Wing area: 15.6 sq.m
Certification: USHGA
Pilot weight: 80-130 kg
Wing span: 10.05 m
Aspect ratio: 6.6
Price (1998) US$3595

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