Europe Sails Excel

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Role Hang glider
National origin Austria
Manufacturer Europe Sails
Status Production completed
Unit cost
3074 (2003)

The Europe Sails Excel is an Austrian high-wing, single-place, hang glider that was designed and produced by Europe Sails.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Excel was produced in the early 2000s, in one size only, the Excel 146, with a wing area of 14.5 m2 (156 sq ft).[1]

The aircraft is made from aluminum tubing, with the wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 10.2 m (33.5 ft) span wing has a nose angle of 133° and the pilot hook-in weight range is 70 to 110 kg (154.3 to 242.5 lb). The design was certified as DHV class 2-3 and sold for 3074 in 2003.[1]

Specifications (Excel 146)[edit]

Data from Bertrand[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 10.2 m (33 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 14.5 m2 (156 sq ft)


  1. ^ a b c d Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 43. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X