|National origin||United Kingdom|
|Designer||Steve Elkins and Neil Hammerton|
£3574 (2003 price)
|Developed from||Avian Java|
Design and development
The current production Cheetah 150 model is made from aluminum and carbon fibre tubing, with the wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 10.4 m (34.1 ft) span wing has a nose angle of 130deg; and an aspect ratio of 7.5:1. The acceptable pilot hook-in weight is 80 to 110 kg (180 to 240 lb).
The glider can be broken down to a 37 kg (82 lb) package, 4.6 m (15.1 ft) in length for ground transportation on a car top.
- Cheetah 150
- Current production version. British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association certified.
- Cheetah 160
- Version offered circa 2003 with 10.4 m (34.1 ft) span wing, with an area of 15 m2 (160 sq ft), a nose angle of 125° and an aspect ratio of 7.0:1.
Specifications (Cheetah 150)
Data from Avian
- Crew: one
- Wingspan: 10.4 m (34 ft 1 in) with tip fairings
- Wing area: 14.5 m2 (156 sq ft)
- Aspect ratio: 7.5:1
- Empty weight: 35 kg (77 lb) rigged ready for flight
- Gross weight: 145 kg (320 lb)
- Stall speed: 24 km/h (15 mph; 13 kn)
- Never exceed speed: 113 km/h (70 mph; 61 kn) in smooth air
- Maximum glide ratio: 15.3:1 (depending on the harness used)
- Rate of sink: 0.86 m/s (169 ft/min)