Airborne Fun

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Fun
Role Hang glider
National origin Australia
Manufacturer Airborne Windsports
Status In production
Unit cost
2773 (2004 price, Fun 220 model)

The Airborne Fun is a series of Australian high-wing, single and two-place, hang gliders, designed and produced by Airborne Windsports of Redhead, New South Wales and introduced in the early 2000s.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Fun series are all intended to be beginner hang gliders used for recreational flying and flight training.[1]

The Fun 190 model is made from aluminum tubing, with the single-surface wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 10.45 m (34.3 ft) span wing is cable braced with a single kingpost supporting the ground wires. The nose angle is 118° and the aspect ratio is 5.51:1. The aircraft is certified as DHV 1.[1]

Variants[edit]

Fun 160
Small sized single-place model with 15.6 m2 (168 sq ft) wing area, 9.36 m (30.7 ft) wing span, a pilot hook-in weight range of 60 to 105 kg (132 to 231 lb) and a wing aspect ratio of 5.6:1[1]
Fun 190
Medium sized single-place model with 18.4 m2 (198 sq ft) wing area, 10.45 m (34.3 ft) wing span, a pilot hook-in weight range of 70 to 120 kg (150 to 260 lb) and a wing aspect ratio of 5.51:1[1]
Fun 220
Large sized two-place model with 21.2 m2 (228 sq ft) wing area, 10.89 m (35.7 ft) wing span, a pilot hook-in weight range of 85 to 200 kg (187 to 441 lb) and a wing aspect ratio of 5.62:1[1]
Fun 2
Improved model

Specifications (Fun 220)[edit]

Data from Bertrand[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 10.89 m (35 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 21.2 m2 (228 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 5.62:1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 41. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X

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