145, 165, 185,205,220,240
Very popular single surface trainer.
The 220 was the de facto standard tandem glider for many years, a superb single surface glider. Very maneuverable, easy to launch, land and set up. Have the tendency to drop the nose after landing flare.
Delta king kites and Gliders was bought by myself in 1991 and renamed Air Sports International.
The company manufactured The Dream line of gliders as hang gliders and trike wings in San Diego California from 1991 to 1997
I have a 1986 220 one with no more than 20 hours total air time.
Found a strange behavior in flight, if the bar is pulled in a lot to speed, at first you feel great preassure but then, all of a sudden, the preassure vanishes and the bar wants to continue by itself!!
Only a short and healthy push restores the bars preassure..I noticed this on two occations and if not corrected fast seems a tumble could occur.
Very strange like if the reflex lost all its use when the A.O.A starts to get negative...
I think an accident that killed two might have been caused by this.Seems that the heavier the pilot the faster you get to this occurence. My instructor asked personally Late Bill Bennett years ago, but he could not figure it out on the spot.
Still fly her far and appart, but I never pull the bar in in excess like in a dive or so, no much use anyway since shes a slow draggy bag.
I have a late 80s Dream 205 that I have been learning to fly with.
From the small hill to now my 9th mountain flight I have had nothing but good experiences with this glider.
Very easy to launch and land extreamly easy to control.
This is a slow easy to fly glider that I have found perfect to learn on.
As of yet I have not noticed the problem described above. My last 2 flights I do attempt a couple of speed runs. The glider trims at about 16-17MPH with the bar way down the speed was in the low 30s but the bar returned without any hesitation.
From now on i will keep the above comment at the back of my mind and remember to apply a little forward pressure in the event that the bar sticks. ..
I need to get a new sail for my dream 220, can anyone help me find a maker?
Hello there my name is nelson and i been looking for a place where i can buy a new sail for my 220 dream hang glider wing ..
and was woundering if you sold them or knew a place and the price ..
i really need help on this and thanks for your time
my sail is kind of old and needs to be replaced thanks
It seems that a batch of Dreams 220 only, had this instability problem at low A.O.A.If I remeber wright some were made with less angle on the washout tubes, by mistake? It seems that at low A.O.A luff lines and washout make the combined reflex effect and the change in the washout tubes produced this tendency to tuck at low A.O.A. mine was compared to another one that does not have this glitch and couldn´t find any difference in shape, angle or meassurements.
May be different desformation at speed? Tubes,dacron?
Some specs of the DWD 185 include
Sail area 185 sq ft
Span 34.4 ft
Nose Angle in degrees 120
Weight of glider alone 55 lbs
Pilot proficiency: Beginner / H-1
Pilot weight range: 140-210 lbs
Stall speed at max load: 28 MPH
Max speed at min load: 38 MPH
Number of battens, each side: 8 (grand total 17 includes nose batten)
Has washout struts
Info placard & Test Flight sticker: Keel, just aft of nose plate
I am half owner of a 1985 model 205 rainbow striped Delta Dream. I flew it once off Kagel Towers Launch in the Fall of 1984. It handled beautifully altho I nearly overshot the landing strip. There to great me at my landing was non other than Mr. Palu McCreedy!
I designed the 220 Dream specifically for tandem. It was the firt HMGA certified for same. Bill Bennett insisted no one would buy them. He was wrong. I also build a 240 Dream that I used to instruct in Colorado (7,000' at launch, 6,000' at landing)
I am getting a Dream 220 that needs repair, but I have no manual for it. I want to do the repairs correctly and make sure the washout tubes are set properly .. just need some documentation.. I'm hoping you can help me. Thanks!