Ellipse Titan

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Titan
Role Hang glider
National origin France
Manufacturer La société Ellipse
Introduction 2002
Status In production
Unit cost
4079 (Comp model, 2003)

The Ellipse Titan is a French high-wing, single-place, hang glider designed and produced by La société Ellipse of Étuz, introduced in 2002.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Titan was designed as a competition hang glider and is built in two different models and two sizes.[1]

Typical of the series, the Titan Comp 12.5 is made from aluminum tubing, with the wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 9.6 m (31.5 ft) span wing is a "topless" design, lacking a kingpost and upper flying wires. The nose angle is 132° and the aspect ratio is 7.2:1. The model number indicates the approximate wing area in square metres.[1]

Variants[edit]

Titan Comp 12.5
Small sized topless model with a wing area of 12.5 m2 (135 sq ft), wing span of 9.6 m (31.5 ft), aspect ratio of 7.2:1 and a pilot hook-in weight range of 50 to 75 kg (110 to 165 lb).[1]
Titan Comp 13.5
Large sized topless model with a wing area of 13.5 m2 (145 sq ft), wing span of 10 m (32.8 ft), aspect ratio of 7.4:1 and a pilot hook-in weight range of 65 to 95 kg (143 to 209 lb).[1]
Titan Easy 12.5
Small sized model with a kingpost and a wing area of 12.5 m2 (135 sq ft), wing span of 9.6 m (31.5 ft), aspect ratio of 7.2:1 and a pilot hook-in weight range of 50 to 75 kg (110 to 165 lb).[1]
Titan Comp 13.5
Large sized model with a kingpost and a wing area of 13.5 m2 (145 sq ft), wing span of 10 m (32.8 ft), aspect ratio of 7.4:1 and a pilot hook-in weight range of 65 to 95 kg (143 to 209 lb).[1]

Specifications (Titan Easy 13.5)[edit]

Data from Bertrand[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 13.5 m2 (145 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 7.4:1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 43. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X

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