GNUA 13 "Cagliari"
cells 13 m2 speed glider
GNUA13 is a mini paraglider "speedglider" with 25 cells
and 13 m2 of flat surface.
This prototype was started to built in Mars 2022 by Marcello Gabrielli in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy)
This will be the fourth prototype of this model, originally designed and built by Eric Fontaine (Tarnos,
made later by Oleg Egorov (Minsk,
Belarus), and later by Thierry Bosq (France)
Cells number = 25
Flat area = 12.88 m2
Flat span = 7.00 m
Flat A/R = 3.81
Projected area = 11.34 m2
Projected span = 5.96 m
Projected A/R = 3.13
Flattening = .12
Airfoil = gnuA
three rows design (A,B,C)
Lines design = A-2-6, B-3-9, C-2-6
Total line lenght = 127.5 m
glider uses full continuous
Nose reinforcements: nylon rods
Some pictures and videos of the
Video: Destructive test of an anchor. Of course, the procedure is not very "scientific",
but it is used to perform various sewing tests and verify that the system is working properly.
In this case the device broke below 75 kg. This paraglider uses full diagonals right and left,
then the maximum load will be even higher
We will add more details soon
photos and videos by Marcello Gabrielli
Note: This wing flies and lands at high speed. It is necessary to be
careful and use the appropriate technique, especially at high altitude
and with weak winds.
a paraglider at home is a
very complicated task , and requires
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
construction and test of experimental wings without certifying requires
deep knowledge of what is being made.