Target

Our Target is like love, it suits for any age!

Friendly, easy to fly and easy to land.

If you are a beginning pilot, you might be facing a task of choosing Target is a hang glider for learning. Hang gliders of Target family allow to take classes beginning from the very first steps and ending in cross-country flights.

This is the right choice for beginning pilots at dawn of their flight career!

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cross-country-level
School level

For beginner

control
Good controls

Easy and responsive

thermal
Simple thermaling

Easy and comfortable

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Friendly glider

Best for learning

Details

In the former USSR this glider has initially been introduced as a "Student". A number of first gliders had this plain name written on their keel pockets. Besides, hang gliders with the same parameters and name were manufactured in a MAI hang gliding club. A name so dear to our heart and ears did not fit in the West, and following the advice of our British distributor, there appeared the name Target. Target is not just a BUTT or an OBJECTIVE which is to be hit with any kind of weapon, this is also a MISSION, i.e. a goal in life to be pursued by everyone who has chosen a hang glider as a transport for travelling in the "fifth ocean".

Targets are beginner-friendly, forgive blunders, are absolutely not tiresome during turbulent flights and long soaring flights. Starting is as easy as you can only imagine! Smooth proportionate control pull allows to acquire proper experience for switching to more masterly sport wings. Targets are obedient and controllable at landing.

Do you need "a school desk" which will teach flying several dozens of disciples and will not make you go bust buying spare parts? Hang gliders of Target family have been designed taking into consideration all usual requirements of flight school instructors to training devices. They are trouble-free, easy to repair, rigid construction stands hard landing which is unavoidable in the process of training. Agreeable prices for spare parts!

Do you wish to expand a range of paragliding? Speed and manoeuvrability of a paraglider, reliability, ability to fly with high wind, when your colleagues fold their canopies — hang gliders of Target series let every skyfloater enjoy soaring. Target is very easily controlled on the run and allows to climb in thermic without any problem. It will take you not more than 10 minutes to assemble your hang glider out of a 6-meter package.

Would you like to watch a new spot from a bird's flight height? All Target family members are the best choice for pilots preferring to fly in various, sometimes even exotic places. Hang gliders are dismounted into 2-meter packages that are easy to place into a baggage hold of any plane, bus, train, elevator cabin. It will take you not more than half an hour to prepare your hang glider for flight and start a breathtaking air travel.

Isn't it high time to stretch old bones? You started to fly 20 years ago, but either living circumstances or personal preferences prevented you from becoming a tough sportsman. But you still long for flying over a hillside, don't you? Target hang gliders will once again let you feel cloudless joy of free flight, not risking to break your neck while landing.

Do you live in a flatland area or would you like to be independent of the weather's whims? In spite of this, would you like to experience the joy of soaring? An obvious solution is to install a small and light engine on your wing, which will allow you to perform foot launch, to gain altitude easily and to land safely like on a usual hang glider. The Target 13M/16M version is specially modified for this purpose: the glider's frame is strengthened, there is an extra keel tube in-cut not to interfere with powerplant and propeller installing. Doodlebug and Mosquito powered harnesses owners' reports on this wing modification are very positive.

New Target 21 tandem hang glider launches, handles and lands quite similarly to Target 16. The glider is comfortable at all flight modes from the first steps at launch to the very landing. Despite its large size, the glider can be easily flown by a single pilot unless his weight is under 85 kg.

Warning!

Flying a tandem glider requires pilot's stable attainments, which are normally acquired gradually. That is why it is recommended to start tandem flying with a hang glider pilot as a passenger to make sure he will act adequately at launch and at landing.

Preflight instruction on the aircraft crew actions at launch, in the air and at landing is absolutely necessary!

It is imperative to have wheels on the control bar!

Targets' zest

mordern design;

sail made of cloth of POLYANT company;

high culture of manufacture;

safety in all flight modes;

simple to assemble and disassemble;

comfort in flight;

trouble-free takeoff and landing;

floating open cross bar;

speedbar;

airfoiled kingpost;

pilot hooked to kingpost;

rigid insert in the leading edge;

illustrated manual;

full set of cases;

aftersales service.

Modifications

Options

Full landing gear set.

Technical data

Target 21 Tandem

Sail area, m2

20,5

Wing span, m

10,8

Aspect ratio

5,7

Nose angle, °

122°

Weight, kg

34

Brakedown length, m

4.3/6.4

Hook-in pilot weight, kg

85-190

Top Batten Number

18

Double Sail

30 %

Min. airspeed, km/h

26

Va, km/h (mph),

70 (44)

VNE, km/h (mph),

81 (50)

Best glide ratio

7

BHPA Certificate

0708170

Certificates

Target 16

Target 21

Manuals

Target 13 and Target 16

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Target 21 tandem

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Purchase Order Forms

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.

To fill in order form, right-click on the respective link, save order form file on your hard drive, then print it, fill it in and send to us.

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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