(made in 1992)
The Rumour 3 looks similar to predecessor but the handling has been improved giving much lighter roll. The bar position has been changed from the Rumour 2 so that it is 4 cm further forward. The advantages of this are that when flying in 'budgie' position more speed can be pulled on before the bottom bar reaches the pilot's body, enabling pilots to take off and approach to land at higher speeds. Also a higher top speed can be flown. The Rumour 3 is produced in two sizes 13 sq m and 14 sq m.
The Rumour 3 Special Edition was only available between November 1 1993 and end of February 1994.Cost £3000.00.The glider features blue leading edges,light grey top surface and Solar logo.
Rumour 3. Sail area 14 sq m (151 sq ft), span 10.1 m (33ft 2in), nose angle 128 deg. aspect ratio 7.3:1, packed length 5.8 m (19ft), double surface 85 %, battens 25 (6 undersurface), airframe material 6082 TF T6(Battens:7075), weight 31.7kg (70 lbs), pilot weight 73-95kg (160-210lbs), Optimium pilot weight 70-85kg (154-187 lbs), certification no.BHPA C of A (No.9306090).