Europe Sails Excel
Design and development
The Excel was produced in the early 2000s, in one size only, the Excel 146, with a wing area of 14.5 m2 (156 sq ft).
The aircraft is made from aluminum tubing, with the wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 10.2 m (33.5 ft) span wing has a nose angle of 133° and the pilot hook-in weight range is 70 to 110 kg (154.3 to 242.5 lb). The design was certified as DHV class 2-3 and sold for €3074 in 2003.
Specifications (Excel 146)
Data from Bertrand
- Crew: one
- Wingspan: 10.2 m (33 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 14.5 m2 (156 sq ft)
- Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 43. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X