Impuls 17

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Role Hang glider
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Impuls
Status Production completed
Unit cost
2850 (2003)

The Impuls 17 is a German high-wing, single-place, hang glider that was designed and produced by Impuls of Munich.[1]

The aircraft is no longer in production.[2]

Design and development[edit]

The Impuls 17 was designed as a beginner and school wing for flight training and is certified as DHV Class 2. It is named for its rounded-off wing area, which is 17.4 m2 (187 sq ft).[1]

The aircraft is made from aluminum tubing, with the wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 10 m (32.8 ft) span wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 120° and the aspect ratio is 5.7:1. Pilot hook-in weight range is 60 to 121 kg (132 to 267 lb).[1]

Specifications (17)[edit]

Data from Bertrand[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 17.4 m2 (187 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 5.7:1


  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
  2. ^ Impuls (n.d.). "Die Impuls Flugdrachen GmbH hat die Produktion von Fluggeräten eingestellt. (German language)". Retrieved 26 February 2012.