COMBAT GT

Our Combat line is offered to ambitious pilots whose aim is to win.

Depending on your hang gliding experience and budget, you can either choose from the Combat GT range with aluminum leading edges or from the Combat C range if you want to have best of the best.

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high-level
High level

For competitors

feather
Light weight

From 32 kg

thermal
Good climbability

Easy and comfortable

paper_glider
Fine glide

For competitors

Details

After looking in the table below you will be convinced that we have really wide range of high performance hang gliders of all sizes for all tastes.

Our older versions of Combat GT — Combat 13.2GT and Combat 14.2GT are still in production and are competitive enough.

GT means that you get all the latest and most competitive features in you glider.

Three new sizes — 12.4, 12.7 and 13.5 are supposed to cover the whole range of pilot's weights. These three new gliders are top of the art made by Aeros.

The entire aluminum gliders perform not any worst than most of the top composite gliders, but difference in price is rather large, which makes them an ideal choice for either competition or recreational pilot.

If you are on a budget — one of the GT gliders is for you, just pick up the right size and you will be able to successfully compete at any high level competition.

Tail

The horizontal stabilizer (the tail) is designed to increase a hang glider pitch stability. Although it was designed and tested for Aeros hang gliders, it can be also mounted to any other hang glider as well.

The tail allows flying with lower sprogs settings keeping DHV required pitch-up moment. The diagram below is taken from the DHV tests and shows the momentum distribution of the same glider with three different setups when driving with the test vehicle from 40 to 100 km/h. The red line shows the DHV required pitch. The blue line shows pitch for glider without the tail with sprogs set 2 deg. lower than DHV certification with VG on. The yellow line is for the same glider with the tail and VG on. The dark green line is for the same glider with the tail and VG off. For all 3 drives (glider without tail -VG 100%, glider with tail VG 100% and glider with tail VG 0%) the sprogs were set to the same level.

After numerous flight tests and competition flights it was determined that the tail greatly increase not only the pitch stability but the directional stability as well. Properly adjusted hang glider with the tail retains the same good handling, but the tail adds directional stability and makes the glider pleasure to glide at higher speed in turbulent air, bringing significant gain in performance when flying in turbulent air.

The difference you can see at these two tracks taken from the real track log on final glide of two gliders — one (lower one) with the tail, another one (higher one) — without.

Surprisingly enough, the glider with a tail is more comfortable and easier to land than the tailless glider.

The tail has symmetrical low drag profile and is rigidly mounted at 5 deg. negative angle of attack to the slightly extended keel tube. The tail consists of three parts: the center tail section and the left and the right outer tail sections. It is made of stiff light weight carbon fiber and strong enough to withstand a point loading. It can be easily stored when de-rigged and packed in a glider bag or in a harness bag.

Span 1600 mm

Tail area 0.25 sq. m

V-angle +4 deg

Mounting angle -5 deg

Weight 750g

Technical data

Combat GT

12.4

12.7

13.2

13.5

14.2

Sail area, sq.m. (sq.ft.)

12.4 (134)

12.7 (137)

13.2 (142)

13.5 (143)

14.2 (153)

Wing span, m (ft.)

10.0 (33)

10.35 (34)

10.35 (34)

10.7 (35.1)

10.7 (35.1)

Aspect ratio

8.05

8.4

8.05

8.5

8.06

Nose angle, °

129-131

129-131

129-131

129-131

129-131

Weight (without bags), kg (lb)

34.0 (75)

34.8 (77)

35.0 (78)

35.0 (78)

35.8 (78)

Number of upper sail battens

24

24

24

24

24

Number of bottom sail battens

6

6

6

6

6

Breakdown length, m (ft)

4.0/5.6 (13.0/18.4)

4.10/5.8 (12.8/19)

4.1/5.8 (12.8/19)

4.15/5.9 (13.4/19.3)

4.15/5.9 (13.4/19.3)

Tested load, G

+6 / -3

+6 / -3

+6 / -3

+6 / -3

+6 / -3

Wind speed max, m/sec (mph)

12 (27)

12 (27)

12 (27)

12 (27)

12 (27)

Vmin. with recom. pilot clip-in weight, km/h (mph)

31-32 (19-20)

31-32 (19-20)

29-31 (18-19)

29-31 (18-19)

29-31 (18-19)

Vmax. with optimal pilot clip-in weight, km/h (mph)

110+ (69+)

110+ (69+)

110+ (69+)

110+ (69+)

110+ (69+)

Recom. pilot clip-in weight, kg (lb)

70-80 (154-176)

85-95 (187-209)

85 (189)

100-105 (221-232)

100 (221)

Pilot clip-in weight, kg (lb)

60-90 (132-198)

80-100 (176-221)

70-110 (154-243)

90 -110 (200-243)

85-115 (187-254)

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If you are not a CIS-resident, we highly recommend you to contact our distributor nearest to you. In most cases they can offer you more favourable terms, provide for quicker service and technical support.

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Attention: wing images on the order forms are not exact drawings. It's rather drafts to understand general idea of how to colorize a sail.

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