|The Icaro Stratos at Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci", Milan|
The Icaro Stratos is an Italian high-wing, single-place, rigid-wing hang glider that was designed by Icaro 2000 in conjunction with A-I-R GmbH and Felix Ruhle and produced by Icaro 2000, of Sangiano, circa 2003.
Design and development
The Stratos was a collaborative project between A-I-R GmbH and Icaro 2000. Following the launch of this model both companies pursued their own directions on rigid wing design, although they continued to collaborate on parts manufacture.
The Laminar was used to win the World Hang Gliding Championships in 2002 in Class 5, Rigid Wing.
- Stratos L
- Large sized model for heavier pilots. Its 13.25 m (43.5 ft) span wing has an aspect ratio of 11.9 and a wing area of 13.8 m2 (149 sq ft). Pilot hook-in weight range is 80 to 110 kg (176 to 243 lb). Certified as DHV Class 3.
- Stratos M
- Small sized model for lighter pilots. Its 11.8 m (38.7 ft) span wing has an aspect ratio of 12.7 and a wing area of 11.8 m2 (127 sq ft). Pilot hook-in weight range is 60 to 90 kg (132 to 198 lb).
Aircraft on display
Specifications (Stratos L)
Data from Bertrand
- Crew: one
- Wingspan: 13.25 m (43 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 13.8 m2 (149 sq ft)
- Aspect ratio: 11.9:1
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