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- City: Hope Valley
- Country: United Kingdom
- Zip/Postal Code: S33 9JT
- Listed: July 15, 2022 12:56 pm
- Expires: 34 days, 13 hours
Avian Rio (Mk1) 2008 in very good condition.
The Rio is lovely as a first glider or for anyone looking for a lightweight, easy and fun to glider. It has a little more performance than a single surface sky floater type glider but has nice light handling and easy landing characteristics so is a suitable for newcomers to the sport or for more experienced pilots who just want to relax when they’re flying.
This one is in great condition, it has the rubber backed aerofoil profile uprights (making the control frame comfortable and easy to hold as well as aerodynamic and it has just had a full stripdown and service completed by Avian, including replacing all the lower rigging wires (not flown since the service).
This is a 15 sqm glider, so is suitable for clip in weights of 61 to 95kg for free flight, although it is able to take up to 110kg for use with a power unit.
My first ever hang glider was a Rio just like this one. It got me through my CP, first soaring flights, first XC’s and I even entered my first comp on it! They’re lovely little gliders and this is a good example of one!
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