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Tecma Mambo

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Wingspan  9.6 m
Manufacturer  Tecma Sport

The Tecma Mambo is a French high-wing, single-place, hang glider designed and produced by Tecma Sport of Saint-Pierre-en-Faucigny, first produced in 1994. The aircraft is supplied complete and ready-to-fly.

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Design and development

The Mambo was designed for recreational flying. It is made from aluminum tubing, with the double-surface wing covered in 4 oz Dacron sailcloth. Its wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 124° for all models and a Mylar leading edge is optional.

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

Variants

Mambo 135
Small-sized model for lighter pilots. Its 9.6 m (31.5 ft) span wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 124°, wing area is 13.5 m2 (145 sq ft) and the aspect ratio is 6.7:1. The glider empty weight is 23.5 kg (52 lb) and the pilot hook-in weight range is 45 to 65 kg (99 to 143 lb).
Mambo 160
Mid-sized model for medium weight pilots. Its 10 m (32.8 ft) span wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 124°, wing area is 15 m2 (160 sq ft) and the aspect ratio is 6.7:1. The glider empty weight is 27 kg (60 lb) and the pilot hook-in weight range is 60 to 75 kg (132 to 165 lb).
Mambo 160
Large-sized model for heavier pilots. Its 10.4 m (34.1 ft) span wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 124°, wing area is 16 m2 (170 sq ft) and the aspect ratio is 6.7:1. The glider empty weight is 28.5 kg (63 lb) and the pilot hook-in weight range is 80 to 100 kg (176 to 220 lb).

Specifications (Mambo 135)

Data from Bertrand and manufacturer

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 13.5 m2 (145 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 6.7:1
  • Empty weight: 23.5 kg (52 lb)
  • Performance

  • Maximum glide ratio: 10:1 at 35 km/h (22 mph)
  • Rate of sink: 1.0 m/s (200 ft/min) at 30 km/h (19 mph)
  • References

    Tecma Mambo Wikipedia


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