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The 1987 Impuls was popular in Germany. It is a very robust make, everything of very strong material.
Not for absolute beginners but flies nicely and quite lively.

There was a security announcement by DHV for the lower cables that go together at the keel on the behind (maybe only Impuls IC). There is a special solution for the cable going into the keel, watch out for the cable at this point because it can break!
 
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Impuls
 
Negative aspects include there is no single surface glider with more weight , takeoff in windy conditions is very tricky: the extreme pitch-up makes it very difficult to hold the glider "neutral", and tube dimensions are "special", not common on other gliders.
 
It is a copy of the Wills Wings Harrier, but better. US Gliders at that time still used bolts and wingnuts. Like all European gliders, the Impuls had ball-lock pins plus some more nice solutions.
 
The 1990 Impuls IC is a double sail hangglider. DHV rating is 2, as it is intermediate wing good for beginners and weekend flyers. It flies fine, it is easy to take off and has a very wide flare window at landing. Although it has a very low landing speed, it still has a good penetration. Maximum speed is designated at 90 km/h. Its low sink rate and good L\D ratio keeps it on the top most of the days. It has its drawbacks. It is turn-heavy and has a lots of bar pressure on pitch down.
 
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Impuls IC
 
The Impuls Si appeared in 1990.
 
Impuls 14
Wing area: 14 sq.m
Certification: DHV 2
Pilot weight: 45-75 kg
Wing span: 8.9 m
Nose Angle: 122 deg
Aspect ratio: 5.7
Price (1998) 4950 DM
Hang glider weight: 22 kg
Minimum speed: 25 km/h
Maximum speed: 80 km/h
Packed length: 5.3 m
Packed length short: 3.3 m
 
Impuls 16
Wing area: 15.8 sq.m
Pilot weight: 55-110 kg
Wing span: 9.8 m
Nose Angle: 124 deg
Aspect ratio: 6.08
Price (1998) 4550 DM
Hang glider weight: 24 kg
Packed length: 5.6 m
Packed length short: 3.5 m
 
Impuls 17
Wing area: 17.4 sq.m
Certification: DHV 2
Pilot weight: 60-121 kg
Wing span: 10 m
Nose Angle: 120 deg
Aspect ratio: 5.7
Price (1998) 4950 DM
Hang glider weight: 29 kg
Minimum speed: 25 km/h
Maximum speed: 80 km/h
Packed length: 6 m
Packed length short: 4.2 m
 
Impuls IC
Wing area: 15.2 sq.m
Certification: DHV 2
Pilot weight: 50-100 kg
Wing span: 10.1 m
Nose Angle: 126 deg
Aspect ratio: 6.7
Price (1998) 7400 DM
DHV rating: 2
Hang glider weight: 28 kg
Minimum speed: 27 km/h
Maximum speed: 90 km/h
Packed length: 5.9 m
Packed length short: 3.9 m
Number of battens: 22
 
Impuls Si             
Wing area: 15.4 m²
Hang glider weight: 28 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 55 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 95 kg
 
 
 
 


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