Carbon Dragon Maupin   

General Details
Manufacturer: Maupin
Plane Name:

Carbon Dragon

Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: U S A
Designer: Jim Maupin and Irv Culver
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 4
L/DMax: 25 56 kph / 30 kt / 35 mph
MinSink: 0.51 m/s / 1.67 fps / 0.99 kt


Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
kg lb.
13.4 44 14.25 153.34 66 145 85 190 151 335 10.61 2.18 0 0
Aspect ratio: 12.62
Airfoil: Culver CD
Structure: wood/fabric, CFRP and kevlar in wing and tail spar cabs

The Carbon Dragon first flew in 1988. Altrough meeting the FAI definition of a hang glider, the Carbon Dragon can be launched by foot, aerotow, or bungee. Roll control and approach control are by full span 30 % chord flaperons, and ar least one has been modified by the addition of a pentagonal shaped spoiler in the wing section, similar to that on the Maupin Windrose. It has a fixed main wheel. It complies with U.S. FAA Part 103 rules. In 1994 it became the first sailplane in that class to win against conventional gliders in a scheduled, non-handicapped cross-country contest. Presently 3 world records claimed by Gary Osoba have been submitted for FAI homologation.


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