[en] [fr] [ru]
GNUA 13 "Minsk"
25 cells 13 m2 speed glider
GNUA13 est une mini-voile parapente
"speedglider" Ó 25 caissons et 13 m2 de surface Ó plat.
This prototype was built in June 2019 by Oleg Egorov in Minsk, Belarus.
The design is based on the original French prototype GNUA13.
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
Some pictures of the construction:
1. Sewing the wing
2. Sail completed
3. 2019-07-19 First test in a small hill, wind 5-7 m/s
4. 2019-07-19 First test in a small hill
First sensations: "Everything is fine with the wing, the place is too small for a good test.
At the top of the mountain, the wind
was good, in the middle of the mountain was virtually absent. This is a
feature of this small hill.
The wing itself is very fast, it
requires an instant reaction, but the simplicity of its control allows
it to be quickly stabilized.
Wing on the first test, I really enjoyed it!"
Tests will continue
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.