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The XIX Art is a "Swiss single-place "paraglider that was designed by Michi Kobler and produced by "XIX GmbH of Kronbühl in the mid-2000s. It is now out of production.
Design and development
The Art was designed as a beginner to intermediate glider. The models are each named for their approximate projected wing area in square metres, plus relative size.
- Art XS 22
- Extra small-sized model for lighter pilots. Its 11 m (36.1 ft) span wing has a wing area of 25.5 m2 (274 sq ft), 36 cells and the "aspect ratio is 4.8:1. The pilot weight range is 60 to 85 kg (132 to 187 lb). The glider model is Deutscher Hängegleiterverband e.V. (DHV) 2 certified.
- Art XS 24
- Small-sized model for lighter pilots. Its 11.5 m (37.7 ft) span wing has a wing area of 27.9 m2 (300 sq ft), 36 cells and the aspect ratio is 4.8:1. The pilot weight range is 80 to 105 kg (176 to 231 lb). The glider model is DHV 1-2 certified.
- Art M 26
- Mid-sized model for medium-weight pilots. Its 11.9 m (39.0 ft) span wing has a wing area of 29.8 m2 (321 sq ft), 36 cells and the aspect ratio is 4.8:1. The pilot weight range is 90 to 135 kg (198 to 298 lb). The glider model is DHV 1-2 certified.
- Art L 28
- Large-sized model for heavier pilots. Its 12.6 m (41.3 ft) span wing has a wing area of 32.7 m2 (352 sq ft), 38 cells and the aspect ratio is 4.9:1. The pilot weight range is 100 to 140 kg (220 to 309 lb). The glider model is DHV 1-2 certified.
Specifications (Art M 26)
Data from Bertrand
- Crew: one
- Wingspan: 11.9 m (39 ft 1 in)
- Wing area: 29.8 m2 (321 sq ft)
- Aspect ratio: 4.8:1
- Maximum speed: 48 km/h (30 mph; 26 kn)
- Rate of sink: 1.2 m/s (240 ft/min)
- ^ a b c d e f g Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 38. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. "ISSN 1368-485X