(made in 1995)
The Java is the new competition wing from Avian.Features of the glider include a sealed ball bearing VB system giving a large cross-tube travel,80 % double surface,a new airfoil section, automatic tension release on the leading edges when de-rigged, a ball-joint cross-tube centre junction, new-design tip compression struts and a kingpost mounted hang point. One pilot claimed that he was able to log a top speed of 80 mph. It is claimed also to fly very slowly. The Java is soon to be available also in sizes 140 and 150 sq ft.
Java. Sail area 14.4 sq m, span 10 m, nose angle 123 degs, aspect ratio 7:1, packed length 4.6 m, battens 25 (inc 6 under), airframe material 6080-T6, battens 7075-T6, weight 29.5 kg, pilot weight 70-108 kg, price inc VAT (1997) £3238.