(made in 1973)
The 229 B3 follows established conical Rogallo principles, but great attention has been paid to reducing unnecessary weight, eliminating possible areas of failure, and improving all aspects of performance. Consequently the aircraft is unique in that although a high-performance hang glider, its inherent stability enables the novice pilot to gain experience on junior slopes before progressing to advanced flying, including ridge soaring. Long soaring flights are easily achieved in light winds of 16 mph +.
229 B3. Sail area 229 sq ft, span 24 ft 3 in, length 18 ft 6 in, weight 42 lbs, sail of 2 and later 3 oz. ripstop nylon.