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Hang glider card : Vision Mark 4
Name :
VISION MARK 4
Manufacturer :
Airwave
Year :
1988
Pilot level :
Intermediate pilots
Manual :
-
Document(s) :
-
 
Hang glider model :
17
19
-
Wing area (m²) :
15.33
16.9
20
Wing span(m) :
9.3
9.9
10.9
Aspect ratio :
5.74
5.83
-
Hang glider weight (kg) :
27
29
28
Minimum pilot weight (kg) :
52
70
75
Maximum pilot weight (kg) :
88
120
190
Minimum speed (km/h) :
-
-
-
Maximum speed (km/h) :
-
-
-
Max glide ratio (L/H) :
-
-
-
Max glide ratio speed (km/h) :
     -
     -
     -
Minimum sink rate (m/s) :
     -
     -
     -
Packed length (m) :
-
-
6.2
Packed length short (m) :
-
-
4
Number of battens :
18
20
19
Nose angle (°) :
122
122
127

Comments

Bart Doets
08/10/2004

C'est un Pacific Airwave Vision, un DSTI intermediaire. Pacific Windcraft (USA) devenait partie de Airwave environ 1983, depuis nommé Pacific Airwave òu en bref PacAir. En 1986 PacAir fermait les portes. Il y avait aussi une version Vision biplace ("Double vision")


B. West
14/10/2004

USHGA rating 2-4 max stall 25 mph
VNE 46 mph load limits
-positive 53 mph@ 30 degrees
-negitive 36 mph@ -30 degrees


 
31/10/2004

This is the glider on which I learned to fly. It is an excellent all round recreational glider, very maneuverable, with performance somewhat better than single surface models. Its only failing is lack of glide ratio at high speeds, although this can be an advantage when landing in tight fields. Its maneuverability allows it to take advantage of small areas of lift that higher performance “stiffer” wings cannot.


 
22/08/2005

I flew this glider from 1988 to 2002 in California. I had previously flown a WW Duck, high perfomance glider, that I disliked because of it's heavy handling. I decided to buy this glider as it had superb handling and a great sink rate. You could really slow this glider down and get close to the mountain. It was easy to set up, launch, thermal, and land. It had an elevated king post hang-point for easy roll control. It had great static balance and was a light glider.


 
14/07/2007

Hiway Hang Gliders (1983) Ltd has offert the Vision 18, designed by Pacific Windcrat, along with the Excalibur and Explorer2.


 
17/11/2007

The gliders in these pix are not Vision Mk IVs, they are an earlier model called plainly a Vision (not MK IV). The Vision MkIV has no keel pocket


 
10/12/2007

Correct you are; the photo is not of a Mark IV. I advised DC82 of that little detail last year; also provided them a correct photo. Guess they didn't buy it.


Delta Club 82
13/02/2008
[Translation of the original French comment]
Photos corrected


 
30/06/2013

More information please? Location, price


 
08/08/2014

I bought a 17 in ABQ in 1990 for 1100.00 USD. Recently saw one on craigslist.com for 400.00 USD. I loved flying mine and it is a great second glider with the double surface. Still have mine but need new wires if I start flying again.