(made in 1975)
The Cloudbase is a second generation glider which incorporates battens and deflexers. At this time battens became the norm. Early models had two radial battens whilst later ones, as pictured, have chordwise battens. The soaring pilot will welcome the degree to which the Cloudbase can be slowed down without the nose or wing dropping. On light marginal days this gives the pilot time to put the kite back on the top when the wind drops momentarily, instead of having to go down. On stronger days the higher aspect ratio ensures that the glider can use parts of the sky that other machines simply cannot reach. The Cloudbase is supplied in three sizes to cover pilot weights from 7 to 18 st.
Cloudbase model 20.(medium 10-15 st) Leading edge 20 ft 2 in, keel 18 ft 2 in, sail area 220 sq ft, aspect ratio 4, weight 43 lbs, price £378.00.