Aeros Virtuoso

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Virtuoso
Role Paraglider
National origin Ukraine
Manufacturer Aeros
Status Production completed

The Aeros Virtuoso is a Ukrainian single-place, paraglider that was designed and produced by Aeros of Kiev.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Virtuoso was intended as an intermediate paraglider and was AFNOR certified as "standard". The aircraft was in production in 2003, but is no longer available. The variant number indicates the wing area in square metres.[1]

Variants[edit]

Virtuoso 25
Version with a 11.7 m (38.4 ft) span wing, an area of 25 m2 (270 sq ft), with 78 cells, an aspect ratio of 5.48:1 and a maximum speed of 50 km/h (31 mph). Pilot weight range is 65 to 85 kg (143 to 187 lb). AFNOR certified.[1]
Virtuoso 27
Version with a 12.27 m (40.3 ft) span wing, an area of 27.5 m2 (296 sq ft), with 78 cells, an aspect ratio of 5.48:1 and a maximum speed of 50 km/h (31 mph). Pilot weight range is 75 to 95 kg (165 to 209 lb). AFNOR certified.[1]
Virtuoso 30
Version with a 12.9 m (42.3 ft) span wing, an area of 30.4 m2 (327 sq ft), with 78 cells, an aspect ratio of 5.48:1 and a maximum speed of 50 km/h (31 mph). Pilot weight range is 85 to 105 kg (187 to 231 lb). AFNOR certified.[1]

Specifications (Virtuoso 25)[edit]

Data from Bertrand[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 11.7 m (38 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 25 m2 (270 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 5.48:1

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 50 km/h (31 mph; 27 kn)
  • Rate of sink: 1.0 m/s (200 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 11. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X