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DHV hangglider test flight report
Type designation Combat 12,7 GT
Manufacturer AEROS Ltd.
Holder of certification in Germany Aeros Sails GmbH
Type test reference no DHV 01-0493-17
Classification 3
Total weight in flight 115 Kg - 135 Kg
Number of seats 1
Maximum Speed (VNE) 90 km/h
Winch towing Yes
Towing by microlight Yes
Combat 12,7 GT
FEATURES
In-flight trimming devices VG
Type of uprights profiled
Type of A-frame base tube speedbar
Special features topless, two dive sticks per side, rudder, trimmable hangpoint
GROUND HANDLING AND TAKE-OFF VG 33% 2
Static balance slightly tailheavy  
Aerodynamic balance neutral  
Take-off speed average  
STRAIGHT FLIGHT VG 0% VG 100% 3
Vmin (km/h) 32 30  
Vmax (km/h) 85 >120  
Control bar pressure at 60 km/h average low  
Control bar pressure at 80 km/h average low  
Directional stability (yawing) no yawing good directional stability  
HANDLING IN TURNS     3
Effort to enter turns low high  
Effort to exit turns low high  
Roll rate when increasing bank short long  
Roll rate when reducing bank short long  
Bank circling at V of min sink neutral neutral  
STALL BEHAVIOUR     3
Straight flight, control bar slowly forward little control bar pressure warning, instable deep stall little control bar warning, pitches down over nose or wing  
Straight flight, control bar quickly forward pitches down pitches down  
In turn, control bar slowly forward dives distinctly in direction of turn spin in direction of turn  
In turn, control bar quickly forward dives distinctly in direction of turn spin in direction of turn  
Provoked spin not possible can be kept spinning continuously  
LANDING VG 33% 2--3
Lenght of final glide average
Point of flare average dificulty to find
V-tolerance to flare average
Effort of flare low
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RELATED REMARKS
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