LAB NOTE: Build
a paraglider at home is a
very complicated task , 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.
Teiā, 8 February 2015
gnu-A, or gnu "A", is the new Laboratori paraglider at the beginning of 2015. As its name suggests, the desired level of difficulty will be "A" or "A-".
4.3 moderate aspect ratio
27 m2 surface, large (M size)
20% thicker profile "gnuA" based on gnuLAB3 airfoil
This glider is the one that I would fly at this time...!
Plans update: 2015-09-12:
Data input files: pre-data.txt leparagliding.txt gnua.txt gnuat.txt
Output files: lep-out.txt lines.txt
CAD DXF2000 files (complete plans): gnua-2D.dxf gnua-3D.dxf
As always, the plans are delivered free ("of freedom") to be studied and copied for any purpose, to make a prototype, or even serial units. You may copy the design, improve it (or not), change the colors and/or the name, suited to your tastes.
It's easy to make a paraglider gnu-A? No. Perhaps easier than others, but to build a glider like gnu-A, it is necessary to be a paraglider specialist, and a real artist.
Figure 1: gnu-A 3D model
Figure 2. gnu-A plan view