Since 1971, which saw the beginning of Rogallo flight, hang gliders have moved through six generations of rapid evolution in methods of construction making it possible to date and identify a glider within fairly close limits. By answering a few questions it should be possible to narrow down the identity to a choice of perhaps three. By closer technical scrutiny, such as the number of battens per wing and the length of the leading edges it should be possible to identify the particular glider. Most British gliders post 1980 should have identification marks, such as manufacturer and model printed on the sail or on a keel sticker. In the case of early models there is often no such identification markings and only by observing such things as nose angle, leading edge and keel measurements, type of A frame, cut of the sail and provision of battens can identification be made.
The museum would be happy to attempt to identify a glider from a photograph or from a description and dimentions.
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