The Skua is an ultralight sailplane being developed in Brazil by a french pilot, Patrick Juvenelle .
Here is some more information on the Skua:
EMPTY WEIGHT: 70 KG = 154 lbs.
STALL SPEED : 32 KM/H = 20 m.p.h.
GROSS WEIGHT: 170 KG = 375 lbs.
CRUZE SPEED : 75 KM/H = 106 m.p.h.
LENGTH :5,12 m = 16.8 ft.
MAX. SPEED : 110 KM/H = 68 m.p.h.
SPAN :12,6 m = 41 ft.
LOAD-FACTOR : +5,0;-3,0 G
AREA :12,2 M2 = 131 sq. ft.
BEST GLIDE :25:1
Transportation over a car top or a small trailer
Wings disassembled in four equal pieces of 3 meters each.
Fuselage disassembled in 2 pieces.
Auxiliary engine installation will be possible on Skua.
Storage: Wings can be folded reducing wingspan in half.
Accessories for Skua: Take off light catapult, for take off on hang-gliding sites. (This will be the safest way of taking off).
Kit version will be available soon. (That,I don't know, lamination is quite a responsable job. Miguel says that it is common, especially in the USA. I believe that is a work of to much responsability to allow any one to laminate carbon and Fiber. What do you think?)
More information and photos
A letter of introduction from Patrick Juvenelle about the glider's concept.
Update letter from Patrick on the latest developments as of April, 1998.
This page was last updated on December 10, 114.