Foot Launched Glider
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Amazingly simple glider launched by foot power ...
... is able to land on short fields and runways.   Made in Switzerland.
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"Archaeopteryx" is a versatile high-end hang-glider with exceptional climbing ability. It has been designed for foot-launch on mountain slopes as well as bungee-, car-, winch- and aircraft-launches.   General characteristics: Crew: one - Length: 5.7 m (18 ft 8 in) - Wingspan: 13.6 m (44 ft 7 in) - Height: 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in) - Wing area: 12.8 m2 (138 sq ft) - Empty weight: 54 kg (119 lb) - Gross weight: 164 kg (362 lb) - Performance: Maximum speed: 130 km/h (81 mph; 70 kn) - Stall speed: 30 km/h (19 mph; 16 kn) - G limits: +5.1/-3.1 - Maximum glide ratio: 28:1 - Rate of sink: 0.5 m/s (98 ft/min) - Wing loading: 12.8 kg/m² (2.6 lb/sq ft) - Cost: 75.300 CHF (83,308 USD)   Info   Music: Alexius Tschallener
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