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#227693
From the yahoo Rigid group


An entry-level rigid, lighter, easy handling, less expensive:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60335073@N ... otostream/

Holger
http://vimeo.com/20713374
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By Bobfly
#227702
Suhweeet! :wink:
By Leggy
#227704
Price? Rumors say 12500 Euro
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By BBJCaptain
#227705
Dennis,

Haven"t seen anything yet on specs or price yet. Looks like it has a
longer cord on both wing and flaps and the flaps look a little more than
3/4 span. I would bet that the stall speed is a lot slower and those flaps
should make even the smallest LZ a piece of cake

You can guess it is still going to be $$$$y

Rolla
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By PredatorJoe
#227706
what do they mean by "entry level"? surely not for low airtime pilots who are still regularly banging their wing into things
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By st1lgar
#227709
:shock:

Last time I checked the VQ11 was the latest wing advertised there...

and the pricelist is...
http://www.a-i-r.de/med/nws/docs/Preisliste.pdf

On the used market
EUR 2300 for a '99 N
EUR 4250 for a '02 C
EUR 3200 for a '03 CS
EUR 10000 for a '04 VX

I'm interested... Actually that's why I started... (Nah, it was the Swift but seeing its price I'll stick with the ATOS...)

How many hours before I can fly one of these?!? :drool:
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By st1lgar
#227712
Glide Ratio?!? :ahh: :ahh: :ahh:
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By old newbie
#227722
Glide Ratio?!?
If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

Steve
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By Bobfly
#227728
Glide Ratio?!?

Farther then you can throw a rock... :wink: and less sink then a feather in a tornado. :lol:
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By Wagner24314
#227731
looks very light 80 lbs at the most
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By wmstroud
#227756
I'm at a loss on this one. First, when they say Entry Level Rigid, what the hell are they talking about? I fly a VQ. This glider is so easy to fly, I can fly with one hand and drink a Coke with the other. It can't get any easier. I heard a rumor that the Easy was selling for around $13,000.00 Euros. Thats $18,000.00 in US dollars. Well crap, for around $1600.00 more, you can have a VQ! I'd say most Rigid customers are buying a Rigid for one thing, PERFORMANCE! With that in mind, why would you want to fly the low end for that amount of money. And resale? Hmmmmmm! Time will tell!
Miller Stroud
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By CHassan
#227778
I agree with Mr. Stroud. You buy an ATOS for performance. I have never flown one, but they have always said they have power steering. So I guess you can't make them that much easier to fly.

There appears to be a lot less carbon on them, so the price should be pretty low for an ATOS. For the same reason, so will the performance.

Looks to me like someone got nostalgic with new materials.

I may be wrong, but I don't see this being that popular.
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By tos
#227783
I think it looks like s--- with that trailing edge... And must be quite a limited audience... 122Kg max TO weight - 36Kg glider = 86Kg, 12Kg harness with glider covers = 74Kg pilot.. And then you are at the max weight the glider is rated for....
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By woodysr2
#227820
74kg wooo hooo thats me :roflcat: :roflcat: :roflcat:
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By Tigouille
#228008
@ stroud
logically you should fly a glider...(second hand it 's the same price).
I like the flaps, they look sort of old style and so simple.
weight and set-up hassle count.
By SvenM
#228630
Hi,

The glider is made for HG training and pure fun flying, even for the 1-10 flights per year pilot.

The weight of the glider is 68lbs. The max hook in weight will be 309lbs.
@tos: You can order the glider with a normal white sail, but have a little bit more weight then.

There are currently no exact numbers for glideratio, sink and min speed. But my lowest speed with this glider was 15mph, Tim the A-I-R pilot was flying it even slower.The sink rate is probably better then any other hangglider, including all other rigid. Glideratio is very good at trim speed, but goes bad if you fly fast.

Sven
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By mlbco
#228634
What is the wingspan and wing area of this glider?

Steve
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By BBJCaptain
#228644
SvenM wrote:Hi,

The glider is made for HG training and pure fun flying, even for the 1-10 flights per year pilot.

The weight of the glider is 68lbs. The max hook in weight will be 309lbs.
@tos: You can order the glider with a normal white sail, but have a little bit more weight then.

There are currently no exact numbers for glideratio, sink and min speed. But my lowest speed with this glider was 15mph, Tim the A-I-R pilot was flying it even slower.The sink rate is probably better then any other hangglider, including all other rigid. Glideratio is very good at trim speed, but goes bad if you fly fast.

Sven
That would be perfect for all the old farts that switch to a SS ship for the slower landing speeds over a DS wing.............. :shock: Oh wait
a minute, I am an old fart.

But,I have tasted the spoils of a rigid and will never go back :mrgreen:
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By Bobfly
#228648
Looks like a great wing to convert to rigids on. Flaps are a good thing. :thumbsup:

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