What kind of glider is the Goat 4?
This is a Goat 4 Glider utilizing Yando wing modifications for the high altitudes of Utah. This aircraft is classified as an ultra-light glider with the same FAA regulations as a hang glider or paraglider. The design and flying characteristics are similar to the primary gliders of the 1930s, see Cessna CG-2.
Why did you want to build a goat glider?
The decision to build a Goat glider came to us based on its simple design and amateur-friendly construction techniques. However later it turned out that it is far more complex, having tremendous amount of parts which took a lot of man-hours despite their simplicity…
What kind of tubing is used for goat glider?
Tubing creates the main structure of Goat glider. Al 6061T6 tubes with 18 different cross-sections are used. First of all tubes are cut into correct lengths using a bandsaw. Afterwards every piece is tagged with the corresponding part number. All the holes are marked and drilled.
What kind of glider is the Cessna CG-2?
The design and flying characteristics are similar to the primary gliders of the 1930s, see Cessna CG-2. This specific glider is a design from Mike Sandlin and Alan Beavis. CAD drawings are available for free with an available Yahoo group for support and suggestions.
Can a hang glider be an ultralight glider?
A Basic Ultralight Glider is not a hang glider (it cannot be foot launched) nor is it what is usually meant by an ultralight airplane (it has no engine).
Can you put a pig on a hang glider?
A Bug, Goat, or Pig can be strapped down onto an ordinary hang glider rack, with no special saddles or pads. Here we see me with Bug4 on my truck, ready to roll down the highway. Truck Tow
What are the names of the ultralight gliders?
Introducing the Basic Ultralight Gliders The Pig1, Goats1 & 4, and Bug4, are home built, basic ultralight gliders.