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PREDATOR ACCELERATION TEST RESULTSTEST PILOT WING LOADING = 1.6 LB/SQ FT
23 MPH (MIN SINK) TO 54 MPH (VNE) IN 1.9 SECONDS
23 MPH TO 80 MPH (WARP SPEED) IN 4.6 SECONDS
These tests were conducted by a factory test pilot.
We strongly recommend against exceeding Vne (Velocity - Never Exceed).
This information is given as an indication of the low drag of the Predator and as a warning as to how quickly VNE can be exceeded.
Your hang glider's Vne should be taken seriously and literally.
The data was obtained using a calibrated air speed indicator with the pitot tube mounted on a probe four feet in front of the nose. The glider was a PREDATOR 142 with the pilot hooking in at 160 pounds. The glider's airspeed was recorded by a video camera mounted to view the air speed indicator in flight.