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Takeoff Requirement

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Jordan

I am interested in purchasing a TMG for personal use and I wanted the advice from some professionals. Does anyone have any literature about takeoff requirements? I have a big field in my backyard and I don't know if it will be large enough for me take off. The widest it gets is about 150 feet with trees all around. I am still looking into which airplane I will purchase.

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airusa

Give me a call and I will give information about the SunDancer performance.  Joe Kulbeth at 559-960-7873

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Sinus Flex Max

Check the performance specs of the gliders you are interested in.  For example, Pipistrel Virus (13 meter span) at 1320 lbs MTOW, 1510' over 50' obstacle.  Add 20% for grass, add more for less-than-perfect technique, add more for a safety factor.  For Pipistrel Sinus (15 meter span), the published figure is 1312' and the same comments apply.  Keep in mind that if you ask the local authorities for permission, they will likely say no.  If you do not ask permission, you may be ignored unless a third party complains.

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