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Snow Owl

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Fig. 1 Snow Owl (Sowa Śnieżna)

"Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large bird with beautiful white plumage with dark spots on the wings,
bottom of the back and bottom, has a characteristic white neck around the beak. The male is almost all
white, the female is slightly mottled, young males as well.
"

"Snow Owl" project by Paweł Lipski from Poland. This paraglider was inspired by the title "Snow Sable"
and its presentation will take place on September 19-22 at Coup Icare 2019.


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Fig. 2 Conceptual design



More photos:

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1. Bird design 1
2.2
2. Bird design 2

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3. Laser cutting.
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4. Cutting edges and points of numbering and reference.
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5. Laser cutting.
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6. White panels
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7. Cutting of small panels
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8. Panels ready for sewing
Ribs
9. Ribs
Mylars
10. Mylars
Tail
11. Tail
Tips
12. Wingtips completed
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13. More and more cells
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14. We begin to see the wings of the owl!


SNOW OWL MAIN PARAMETERS:
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Flat area =  31.11 m2
Flat span =  12.70 m
Flat A/R =  5.18
 Ribs number = 60
 Cells number = 59


All photos and drawings by Paweł Lipski

July 2019

LAB NOTE: Build a paraglider at home is a very complicated task (even simple skin), and requires many hours of work. Previous experience is required, and very inventive. As always remember that: The free flight implies risks that can only be known and they can be controled with a suitable formation on the part of a recognized school. Not test wings without knowing their functioning. The construction and test of experimental wings without certifying requires deep knowledge of what is being made.

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