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gnuA5 size 27 m2
gnuA4
Figure 1. Planform 3D view

gnuA5 3D
Figure 2. 3D view

gnuA5 sk law

Figure 3. gnuA5 skin tension law

1. DESCRIPTION

gnuA5 is the latest update of the beginner paraglider from Laboratori d'envol. As its name suggests, the desired level of difficulty will be "A" or even "A-". The first design has been completed on February 2015, using the program LEPARAGLIDING version 2.40. Later updates in June 2020 using LEPARAGLIDING 3.10 includes mini-ribs, nylon rods, 3D-shaping, new lines, and new skin tension. Main features: 27 cells, 4.3 moderate aspect ratio, 20% thicker profile "gnuA" based on gnuLAB3 airfoil, large sizes, very stable... This wing is completely defined in digital format, in a compressed folder, which contains the subfolders “dxf” (edited CAD files), “lep” (LEPARAGLIDING files), "pre1.5" (pre-processor files, “png” (png illustrative files).

2. TECHNICAL ESPECIFICATIONS gnuA5

Size
M-L
Surface (m2)
27.02
Flat span (m)
10.78
Flat AR
4.30
Panels
27
Closed cells
6 (3 in each tip)
Weight range (Kg)
70-100
Anchors per rib
4
Risers
3
Extrados and intrados
ripstop 40 gr/m2
Ribs
ripstop 40 gr/m2 hard
Lines (m)
329.84 m
Certification
No


3. DATA FILES AND PLANS

LEparagliding-3.10 input and output files:

pre-procesor and leparagliding
data files
pre-data.txt  leparagliding.txt
Airfoils
gnua.txt  gnuat.txt
Output txt files
lep-out.txt lines.txt
PDF for printing
soon
All files in one zip.
Includes DXF plans for size M-L
gnuA5.zip  (version 20200602)


4. CONSTRUCTION
Currently, there is no prototype in construction.



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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