Dudek Vox

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Vox
Role Paraglider
National origin Poland
Manufacturer Dudek Paragliding
Status Production completed
Produced mid-2000s
Unit cost
898 (Vox 27, 2004)

The Dudek Vox is a Polish single-place, paraglider that was designed and produced by Dudek Paragliding of Bydgoszcz. It is now out of production.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Vox was designed as an intermediate glider for cross-country flying and made from Skytex material with Technora lines. It was developed from the Dudek Vip and replaced it in the company's product line. The Vox has been tested for and found suitable for both towing and powered paragliding. The models are each named for their approximate wing area in square metres.[1][2]

Operational history[edit]

Reviewer Noel Bertrand described the Vox in a 2003 review as "technically very elaborate".[1]

Łukasz Chyla, a 16-year old Dudek Team pilot completed a 51-km Fédération Aéronautique Internationale triangle course the day after the Vox was granted its AFNOR Standard certificate.[2]

Variants[edit]

Vox 25
Small-sized model for lightweight pilots. Its 11.03 m (36.2 ft) span wing has a wing area of 25.57 m2 (275.2 sq ft), 50 cells and the aspect ratio is 4.76:1. The pilot weight range is 55 to 75 kg (121 to 165 lb). The glider model is AFNOR Standard certified.[1]
Vox 27
Mid-sized model for medium weight pilots. Its 12.42 m (40.7 ft) span wing has a wing area of 27.40 m2 (294.9 sq ft), 50 cells and the aspect ratio is 4.76:1. The pilot weight range is 70 to 92 kg (154 to 203 lb). The glider model is AFNOR Standard certified.[1]
Vox 29
Large-sized model for heavier pilots. Its 11.82 m (38.8 ft) span wing has a wing area of 29.35 m2 (315.9 sq ft), 50 cells and the aspect ratio is 4.76:1. The pilot weight range is 85 to 112 kg (187 to 247 lb). The glider model is AFNOR Standard certified.[1]

Specifications (Vox 27)[edit]

Data from Bertrand[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 11.42 m (37 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 27.40 m2 (294.9 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 4.76:1

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 47 km/h (29 mph; 25 kn)
  • Rate of sink: 1.0 m/s (200 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 14. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b "Vox". Dudek Paragliders. Retrieved 16 April 2016.

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