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Tecma F1 Tempo

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Wingspan  10 m
Manufacturer  Tecma Sport

The Tecma F1 Tempo is a French high-wing, single-place, hang glider that was designed and produced by Tecma Sport of La Roche-sur-Foron. Now out of production, when it was available the aircraft was supplied complete and ready-to-fly.

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Design and development

The F1 Tempo is made from aluminum tubing, with the double-surface wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 130° for both models.

The models are each named for their wing area in square metres and decimals of square metres.

Variants

F1 Tempo 136
Small-sized model for lighter pilots. Its 10.3 m (33.8 ft) span wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 130°, wing area is 13.6 m2 (146 sq ft) and the aspect ratio is 7.8:1. The pilot hook-in weight range is 60 to 80 kg (132 to 176 lb).
F1 Tempo 142
Large-sized model for heavier pilots. Its 10.6 m (34.8 ft) span wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 130°, wing area is 14.2 m2 (153 sq ft) and the aspect ratio is 7.9:1. The pilot hook-in weight range is 75 to 90 kg (165 to 198 lb).

Specifications (F1 Tempo 136)

Data from Bertrand

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 10.3 m (33 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 13.6 m2 (146 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 7.8:1
  • References

    Tecma F1 Tempo Wikipedia


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