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If you have additional information (ex: specificity of piloting, various characteristics...) on the hang glider Duck by Wills Wing, you can supplement his card by adding your comment or write to us :

Hang glider card : Duck
Name :
DUCK
Manufacturer :
Wills Wing
Year :
1981
Pilot level :
-
Manual :
duck.pdf
Document(s) :
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Hang glider model :
130
155
180
200
Wing area (m²) :
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Wing span(m) :
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Aspect ratio :
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Hang glider weight (kg) :
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Minimum pilot weight (kg) :
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Maximum pilot weight (kg) :
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Minimum speed (km/h) :
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Maximum speed (km/h) :
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Max glide ratio (L/H) :
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Max glide ratio speed (km/h) :
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Minimum sink rate (m/s) :
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Packed length (m) :
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Packed length short (m) :
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Number of battens :
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Nose angle (°) :
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Comments

 
16/10/2004

I bought a Duck in 1983 after having flown a WW Raven and then a Harrier. I had been spoiled by the excellent light handling of my two previous gliders. I hated my Duck. It launched well and had a better glide than the Harrier but trying to core a thermal always felt like dancing with a fat lady. It had heavy bar pressure and slow roll response. It landed like a brick. I never whacked so much on landing as with this glider.


 
15/11/2007

I have the 200. There were just six made I hear. I have towed it and it was a pig. I trike it usually and it does OK. The tips dig in during turns and is probaly spirally instable to some extent. I modified the sail to have a center zipper access. Mine is still flying occasionally.


 
19/04/2012

I'm surprised at the previous comments-I flew a 155 and it was the lightest handling double surface glider I ever flew-scratching light inches from a cliff face was a pleasure. Unfortunately it also had the smallest flare window of any glider I ever flew, which, coupled with the fact that I hung as low as possible and had just started flying prone after years of supine (and yes, I have short arms) led to some sound whacks and a shoulder that bothers me to this day. I would have flown it a lot longer if I wasn't afraid to land it.


 
02/12/2019

I learned on a duck a long time ago. Landing this kite was easy, as long as you had a smooth 10 mph headwind. Anything else, you better have wheels. I replaced the down tubes many times. I still have Two Ducks, one is for parts. I would love to donate them to a Air Museum. The Air Museum I wanted to contact in Charlotte NC had closed. Please let me know I if you have any information or suggestions. Thanks!