- BARISH David, inventeur du parapente monopeau, glide wing, us
27 02 67
- The file is in French and 36 MB. Much to discuss from the high
l' aile d'eau by Luc Armant
Related and from SeaGlider site.
- Roots of paragliding
can be seen in the replacing a moving-on-ground human kite system
with falling-human kite system. Today's paragliders are kite systems
with a moving anchor (resistive agent tethered to wing).
Woglom (on left of page reached,
download the classic book in the format wished) Parakites : a treatise
on the making and flying of tailless kites for scientific purposes and
for recreation (1896)
Stiffened chord by ram-air or battens or other
- Chord is stiffened battens single skin, single-surface, span-keep by
aerodynamic pressures: William Allison wing
- Chord is stiffened by ram-air box cells and flexible ribs,
double-surface: Jalbert parafoil derivatives
- Barish Sailwing single-skin partial-second surface (SSP2S)
OutLeader by KiteShip, XXLite,
- Rogallo parawing fully limp
- Rogallo parawing with booms inflated or stick or tensairity and
- OutLeader Wing (patented, assigned to KiteShip) and its derivatives or evolutes:
OutLeader, XXLite, and
SS, DS, TS, limp, stiffened, Paramontante, Sol,
SS : playsail, Rogallo Wing, parawing, parachute, governable SS
parachutes, OutLeader, Allison, etc.
- DS : parafoil versions, DSMC, etc.
- TS : three surfaces
- SSP2S: Barish Sailwing, XXLite,
Barretina Hyper Lite,
- SSDSSC Single-skin double-surface single-cell
- Stacked : Two or more wing elements in stack. Control systems:
vary. Consider wireless RC as well as string.
- Framed: Paramontante
- Pos-inflated with pressure keepers and pressure limiters
- Kite-stack with RC of stack from pilot pod
- Sensitive-skin PG
- Constant pos-inflated PG
- Pleated and firmed PG using graphane and graphene
Commercial paragliders certified by some agent or uncertified.
Uncertified commercially made paragliders
- XXLite prototype for the moment
has a substantial lower surface (distinct from its upper surface) that
forms a thick leading edge (LE) as well as significantly aft of the LE.
What % of the chord is that double-surface?
1.40 kg including
19 m2 thermalled with 110 kg onboard)
3 liters volume
For the moment 3 km/h slower than a same surface Ultralite,
and overall performance close to it.
Very slow minimum speed.
Will show the wing at
Icare in this month September 2011. The 38th COUPE ICARE will
welcome you happily in St Hilaire du Touvet - Lumbin from September
Certified commercially made paragliders
http://www.solparagliders.com.br/ SOL was
founded in 1991 and after 6 months of researches and visits to factories
it started manufacturing in partnership with Condor, Comet and Nova. And
in 1999 created its own development and tests centre. The research is
coordinated by André Rottet. Year
2011 is going to be a
special year – its our 20th anniversary of the first
paraglide flight manufactured by SOL Paragliders (FUN Gliders) The
Magic Fun 001-91 in green color--meaning hope--made its first flight
on the Brava beach in August 1991.
ULTRALITE: World's Lightest
Paraglider! Under 3 kg. (note: of course, though light, it is
not the world's lightest paraglider; it is OZONE's lightest.
Lighter paragliders were flown in Venice, CA, in early 1970s. )
Any mention of "paragliders" in today's accepted sense should be
accompanied by an asterisk, signifying "this is a very weird aircraft best
suited for very weird pilots". Who ever heard of a wing with extreme
anhedral (tips much lower than center section), also having such extreme
"pendulum" stability (due to CG far below wing surface area) as to give an
overall dihedral effect? That's more or less like having one engine
pointing forwards and a second engine pointing backwards… could we ask for
any more drag? So we are exposing acres of surface area to the flow (in
case of sideslip) for no particular reason…