GNUA13 is a mini paraglider "speedglider" with 25 cells
and 13 m2 of flat surface.
This prototype was built in June 2019 by Oleg Egorov in Minsk, Belarus.
The design is based on the original
French prototype GNUA13. Technical
Cells number = 25
Flat area = 12.88 m2
Flat span = 7.00 m
Flat A/R = 3.81
Projected area = 11.34 m2
Projected span = 5.96 m
Projected A/R = 3.13
Flattening = .12
Airfoil = gnuA Wingtip
airfoil=gnuat Truethree rows design (A,B,C)
Lines design = A-2-6, B-3-9, C-2-6
Total line lenght = 127.5 m Thisgliderusesfullcontinuous
Some pictures of the
1. Sewing the wing
2. Sail completed
3. 2019-07-19 First test
in a small hill, wind 5-7 m/s
4. 2019-07-19 First test in a small hill
First sensations: "Everything
is fine with the wing, the place is too small for a good test. At the top of the mountain, the wind
was good, in the middle of the mountain was virtually absent. This is a
feature of this small hill. The wing itself is very fast, it
requires an instant reaction, but the simplicity of its control allows
it to be quickly stabilized. Wing on the first test, I really
Summer flights 2019, in the Caucasus mountains:
Video: Filmed in Kurtatinsky gorge, near the village of Upper Fiagdon,
on the northern and western slopes and Kenaldon gorge,
near Dargavs, Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.
Builda paragliderat home is avery complicated task , and requiresmany
hours of work. Previous experience is required,andvery inventive.As alwaysremember that:
The free flight implies risks
that can only be known and they can be controled with a suitable formation
on the part of a recognized school.
Not test wings without knowing their
construction and test of experimental wings without certifying requires
deep knowledge of what is being made.