Ikarus Doppel

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Doppel
Role Hang glider
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Ikarus Drachen Thomas Pellicci
Designer Thomas Pellicci
Status Production completed
Unit cost
4150 (2003)

The Ikarus Doppel (English: Double) is a German high-wing, two-place, hang glider, that was designed by Thomas Pellicci and produced by his company Ikarus Drachen Thomas Pellicci.[1]

Production has been completed and the glider is no longer available.

Design and development[edit]

The Doppel was designed to be a two-place glider for tourist flying and flight training. The Doppel was only offered in one size.[1]

The aircraft is made from aluminum tubing, with the wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 10.2 m (33.5 ft) span wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 120°, wing area is 21 m2 (230 sq ft) and the aspect ratio is 4.95:1. The pilot hook-in weight range is 90 to 185 kg (198 to 408 lb). The glider certified as DHV Class 1-2.[1]

Specifications (Doppel)[edit]

Data from Bertrand and Company[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 10.2 m (33 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 21 m2 (230 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 4.95:1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 46. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X