Ikarus Imagine

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Imagine
Role Hang glider
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Ikarus Drachen Thomas Pellicci
Designer Thomas Pellicci
Status Production completed
Unit cost
4280 (2003)

The Ikarus Imagine is a German high-wing, single-place, hang glider, designed by Thomas Pellicci and produced by his company Ikarus Drachen Thomas Pellicci.[1]

Production has been completed and the glider is no longer available.

Design and development[edit]

The Imagine was designed to be an intermediate glider with good performance. Unlike many hang glider models, the Imagine is available in just one size, with a wing area of 14.8 m2 (159 sq ft).[1]

The aircraft is made from aluminum tubing, with the wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 10.7 m (35.1 ft) span wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 134° and the aspect ratio is 7.73:1. The pilot hook-in weight range is 50 to 87 kg (110 to 192 lb). It is certified as DHV Class 2.[1]

Specifications (Imagine)[edit]

Data from Bertrand and Company[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 10.7 m (35 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 14.8 m2 (159 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 7.73:1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 46. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X