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Tecma Medium

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Medium
Role Hang glider
National origin France
Manufacturer Tecma Sport
Status In production
Produced 1985-present
Unit cost
2,918 (2004)

The Tecma Medium is a French high-wing, two-place, hang glider, designed and produced by Tecma Sports of Saint-Pierre-en-Faucigny, introduced in 1985. The aircraft is supplied complete and ready-to-fly.[1][2]

Design and development

The Medium was designed for flight training and passenger flights and is made from aluminum tubing, with the single-surface wing covered in 4 oz Dacron sailcloth. Its 10.8 m (35.4 ft) span wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 124°, wing area is 20.8 m2 (224 sq ft) and the aspect ratio is 5.7:1. Pilot hook-in weight range is 100 to 170 kg (220 to 375 lb).[1]

The sole model, the Medium 21, is named for its rough wing area in square metres. The glider model is DHV and SHV certified.[1][3]

Specifications (Medium 21)

Data from Bertrand and manufacturer[1][3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 10.8 m (35 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 20.8 m2 (224 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 5.7:1
  • Empty weight: 32 kg (71 lb)

Performance

References

  1. ^ a b c d Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 50. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ "Tecma Sport (Hang glider manufacturer)". delta-club-82.com. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b Tecma Sport (2008). "Biplaces" (PDF). Retrieved 4 March 2016.
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