(made in 1976)
The Falcon 3 is the first British hang glider to feature cylindricised inflatable leading edges, a pre-cambered keel and slightly eliptical tips. These features were developed from experience with the Nova and Sting Rogallos. Despite its second generation format it is claimed that the Falcon 3 can be parachuted with little tendency to drop a wing. Penetration is reported to be good and the glider has been regularly soared in winds of 35 + mph.
Falcon 3. Sail area 215 sq ft, leading edge 20 ft, keel 16 ft, Span 28 ft 3 in, aspect ratio 3.72, nose angle 90 deg, billow 3 deg, weight 39 lbs, pilot weight 140-180 lbs, L/D (prone) 6.1:1, speed for L/D max 30 mph, max speed 40 + mph, stall speed 12 mph, Min sink rate 6 ft /sec, Min sink speed 20 mph, price £ 335.00 ex VAT.