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Eipper-Formance Cumulus 10

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


From 1973 to 1976, a number of technical innovations rapidly transformed the basic flexible-wing hang glider from a simple and frequently dangerous aircraft with mediocre performance into a glider that performed better and was safer to fly. Richard Eipper, an early hang glider pioneer, contributed to this important transformation. His Eipper-Formance Company developed and marketed a highly successful series of fleixible and rigid-wing hang gliders during the 1970s. The National Air and Space Museum's Cumulus 10 is a flexible-wing design from this period.

Gift of Steve Wilson.

Manufacturer: Eipper-Formance Incorporated

Date: 1977-1978

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Wingspan: 10.2 m (33 ft 6 in)
Length: 3.7 m (12 ft 2 in)
Weights: Empty, 20 kg (45 lb)
Gross, 102 kg (225 lb)

Materials: Dacron and aluminum.

Physical Description:Rogallo-wing hang glider; aluminum tubing covered with multi-colored Dacron fabric.

Inventory number: A19780219000

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