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  Personal Flight, Inc. is the exclusive importer for La Mouette's high quality, competition proven hanggliders.
We have now added information on the famed Topless and the reputable Atlas hanggliders.
Read some testimonials about the Topless.
For more information, please visit the manufacturer's web site at:  www.lamouette.com


    TOP SECRET SPECS

                                                                                                                               ATLAS  18

Sail area (m2)

n/a

Weight (kg)

35

Wing span (m)

12.9

Folded length (m)

5.6

Aspect ratio

n/a

Nose angle(°)

145°

Recommended pilot weight (kg)

n/a

The state of the art rigid wing, already include in its structure what the others will have in a few years :tapered leading edge, evolutive airfoil, shock resistant leading edge, foldable ribs. The tapered leading  edge  saves weight at the tips, reducing roll and yaw inertia. It is aerodynamicaly more efficient.

The structure of the leading edge is slightly deforming under pressure, absorbing the shocks that might occur during transport, storage, or hitting trees, rocks… The evolutive cord and airfoil optimize the aero dynamical airflow for each section of the wing.

With a sink rate of 0.7 m/s  for an 80 Kg pilot the TOP SECRET is unbeatable in thermal, weak conditions, light ridge soaring. The spoilers actioned by a hang glider like control bar are well positioned and dimensioned, thus giving the fastest roll rate of the market.

Flaps, acting as a trim on the weight shift pitch control, are also used to reduce speed at take off and landing and to reduce glide angle during the approach. The foldable ribs remain attached to  the sail and do not need to be removed allowing a rigging time faster than a hang glider. It folds in 2 parts of 15 Kg and 20 Kg easily carriable by any body.


TOPLESS

TOPLESS SPECIFICATIONS TOPLESS 11
TOPLESS 12.8
TOPLESS  13.5
Surface (m2)  11  12.8  13.5 
Wing Span (m)  9,84  10,12  10,12 
Nose Angle (°)  132  132  132 
Aspect Ratio   8,8  7,58 
Weight (Kg)  27  31  32 
Recommended Pilot Weight(Kg)  40 - 60  55 - 75  65 - 95 
Length Short Packed(m)  3,9  4,15  4,15 
Number of Battens  20  24  24 
Leading Edge and Keel  Zicral  Zicral  Zicral 
Crossbar, Battens, Floatings Carbon  Carbon  Carbon 
Number of Floatings Per Side 
DHV Certified pending  yes  yes 
Matrix Sail option  option  option 

 

La Mouette TOPLESS
World Champion Glider. After 2 years of extensive use by the world's top competitors, the TOPLESS has upheld an awesome safety record while seizing numerous high-profile titles worldwide.
  The La Mouette TOPLESS is the longest produced, best selling kingpostless glider, giving it's name (TOPLESS) to a whole new generation. There's reason behind the TOPLESS' outstanding reputation.
An unbeatable glide angle. Standard- setting stability (no high siding). Vast speed range. Easy landing. No yawing. Refined leading edge. And the list of features goes on.  The TOPLESS is a new step in hanggliding for safety and performance. The kingpost and top rigging have been completely removed and replaced by a strong, flexible cross-bar made out of extremely light carbon. The lower rigging is the same as the standard hangglider with stainless steel cables and no additional struts. Rigging and de-rigging remain easy, if not easier, than a conventional hangglider. The weight and packed volume remain the same. Pitch stability is taken care of by two carbon fiber floating tips integrated into the sail.
The Topless is the best choice for competition pilots due to its extra performance, general handling and coordination... also making it a suitable choice for the intermediate pilot. Advanced Safety
To hold the negative loads without a kingpost, the center part of the cross bar must be very strong, much too strong for what is needed in positive making the TOPLESS practically unbreakable. The keel is also three times stronger than usual so if the pilot falls into the sail, he won't break it. The carbon spars, tapered to a very narrow section at their external tips are flexible. In case of sudden negative load, the frame will bend acting as a shock absorber. Another advantage of the frame is its flexibility... enough so, that it cannot reach breaking load.


La Mouette ATLAS

ATLAS SPECIFICATIONS ATLAS 14  ATLAS 16 ATLAS
18
Sail area (m2) 13.80 15.80 18.00
Weight (kg) 24 25 29
Wing span (m) 9.30 9.90 10.50
Folded length (m) 4.00 4.20 4.40
Minimum folded length (optional) 2.00 2.20 2.20
Aspect ratio 6.25 6.20 6.10
Nose angle(°) 120 120 120
Recommended pilot weight (kg) 50-75 65-95 90-

The ATLAS started its career with an impressive number of victories, winning national championships in most European countries... Brazil, Japan, Argentina...
The ATLAS has become the standard in schools all over the world for its reputation as the safest beginner glider on the market.
The ATLAS's superior ease of control, performance, light weight and attractive price make it the perfect beginner glider.


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