GNUA13 is a mini paraglider "speedglider" with 25 cells
and 13 m2 of flat surface.
This prototype was built in May-June 2020 byThierry Bosq
in Hautes Alpes, France
It is the third prototype of this model, originally designed and built by Eric Fontaine (Tarnos,
and later by Oleg Egorov (Minsk,
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 Wingtip
airfoil=gnuat Truethree rows design (A,B,C)
Lines design = A-2-6, B-3-9, C-2-6
Total line lenght = 127.5 m Thisgliderusesfullcontinuous
Some pictures of the
construction: With many interesting details!
1. The first airfoil
3. The tear control of the fabric :)
14. Union of color panels
15. The cat watches carefully
21. Full diagonal ribs
24. Les profils
25. Wing is finished! The first time outside!
29. Lower lines
30. Upper lines
33. The risers
34. The assistant makes the last control observation,
before giving the go-ahead.
35. Project completed!
40. gnualp'13 First ground handling 10-6-2020
43. The logo "gnualp'11.3"
47. It is beautiful gnualp'11.3
48. Tuesday morning walk in the alpine pastures of Puy Aillaud at 2100
and then 1000 m altitude difference. gnualp ' 11.3 1st Flight June 16,
km/h with my wing 12.88 m2
photos and video by Thierry Bosq
Video Flight with skis 1000 m altitude difference, view from landing terrain (December 2020)
Flight with skis 1000 m altitude difference, pilot view (December 2020)
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.
Builda paragliderat home is avery complicated task , and requiresmany
hours of work. Previous experience is required,andvery inventive.As alwaysremember 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.