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Hang glider card : Calypso 2
Name :
CALYPSO 2
Manufacturer :
Airwave
Year :
1991
Pilot level :
Intermediate pilots
Manual :
-
Document(s) :
-
 
Hang glider model :
-
Wing area (m²) :
15.8
Wing span(m) :
9.3
Aspect ratio :
5.5
Hang glider weight (kg) :
25
Minimum pilot weight (kg) :
57
Maximum pilot weight (kg) :
95
Minimum speed (km/h) :
25
Maximum speed (km/h) :
-
Max glide ratio (L/H) :
8
Max glide ratio speed (km/h) :
29
Minimum sink rate (m/s) :
1
Packed length (m) :
5.4
Packed length short (m) :
3.7
Number of battens :
18
Nose angle (°) :
122

Comments

 
05/08/2003
[Translation of the original French comment]
A good glider, quite forgiving in bumpy air and for landings. The problem is with the uprights/downtubes. It's always nice to have some spare ones, and there don't seem to be available (29x165), at least not around Paris. 25 mm uprights should probably be ok too, but will require a bit of fiddling to fit.


 
07/11/2019

I brought a Calypso, shortly after gaining ep back in 2003. A good dependable glider , it looked after me when i was green, and low houred. Most of my launches were winch, and i suffered several launch failures over hundreds of launches. During one such event,on realising something was wrong, i dumped the tow. The glider immediately dropped it's nose to recover speed, turning as it did. I landed back at launch as if nothing had happened, all in front of a new student , who didn't even realise something had gone wrong.
The incident, oh a lockout, a wing stalled during climb out, thanks to a thermal rocking though. A turn developed toward the stalled wing that i couldn't correct, so i dumped the tow. The reason for the turn during recovery was due to a very slight bend in the right leading edge tube, found during it's first check. I still own this glider, and it's still airworthy. Actually it's just completed it's annual check, ready for next year, alongside my Target.