(made in 1979)
The Vulcan has been designed to supercede the Super Scorpion. It is much like a Super Scorpion to look at but has a higher aspect ratio, much tighter sail and more double surface. Unlike other fourth generation machines the Vulcan does not use preformed battens. Performance is not quite as good as the other machines of this generation, although min-sink is as good as its predecessor and the top speed much improved. Handling is very pleasant although there is a delay between pulling the bar in and the glider speeding up, this is probably due to the huge control frame. The size of the control frame also makes ground handling tricky but with any wind the glider is easily launched with the harness straps tight.
Gannet.Leading edge 19 ft 8 in, span 34 ft 5 in, nose angle 180 deg, aspect ratio 8:1, root chord 9 ft 2 in, sail area 184 sq ft, aspect ratio 6.45, packed length 20 ft , knockdown length 14 ft, weight 57 lbs, pilot weight range 11.5-17 st, strength rating 1575 lbs, price £640.00