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Aériane Swift

Brightstar Swift


aerswift

 

The original Swift (Swept Wing with Inboard Flap Trim) was made by Bright Star Gliders in California. When they were looking for a manufacturer for the European market, they found Aériane in Belgium.
 

The pilot lies flat in this 24-1 glide ratio motor glider. For Advanced pilots, it can switch from powered to unpowered in 30 minutes. The Swift PAS is equipped with an auxiliary motor.

 

Swift-1

 

The Swift was marketed by Bright Star Gliders Inc in California. From 1997 Aériane was the only manufacturer building and marketing all versions of the carbon fibre / kevlar construction Swift light sailplane.
 

When Bright Star closed Aériane continued building the Swift.

 

Swift-2

 

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Wing Span: 11.898 m        
Empty weight: 63 kg
Wing area: 12.54 sq.m        
Vne: 120 km/h
Stall: 35 km/h            
Vzmin: 0.65 km/h
Glide Ratio: 25 @ 60 km/h        
Price (1998): £ 11,750

 

Aériane Swift Light
Wing area: 12.54 m²
Wing span: 12.7 m
Aspect ratio: 12.86
Hang glider weight: 46 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 55 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 105 kg
Minimum speed: 35 km/h
Maximum speed: 120 km/h
Max glide ratio (L/H): 27
Max glide ratio speed: 75 km/h
Minimum sink rate: 0.6 m/s
Nose angle: 140 deg
 
Aériane Swift Standard
Wing area: 12.54 m²
Wing span: 11.89 m
Aspect ratio: 11.27
Hang glider weight: 60 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 55 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 105 kg
Minimum speed: 35 km/h
Maximum speed: 120 km/h
Max glide ratio (L/H): 25
Max glide ratio speed: 75 km/h
Minimum sink rate: 0.6 m/s
Nose angle: 140 deg

 

 

 

 


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