Arndt finishes Carbon Dragon
Arndt's Magic Dragon (Carbon Dragon ) photo captured in flight by fellow
hang glider. Steve has exceeded 90 hours of flying in his homebuilt
Carbon Dragon. (This webpage is a over a year old. Steve
has successfully flown the Magic Dragon for several years. He now
looking into adding engines on the Magic Dragon!)
for larger image
Click here for the text for Steve
Arndt's posting on rec.aviation.soaring Newsgroup.
In this posting, Steve briefly touches on a short bio, building and
flying the Carbon Dragon.
The second Carbon Dragon to be flying in the United States
of America was unveiled at the Sailplane Homebuilders Association workshop
at Elmira, New York on 10 July 1999. At the Eastern Workshop,
Steve Arndt described the jigs
and tooling to build this unique glider which departs from the design in
many areas. The glider appears to be rugged and truly a finished
Steve's Carbon Dragon sets the standard for homebuilt gliders.
This glider has been load tested and is now flying.
Steve has hangared hi Magic
Dragon in Florida for several winters. Week long visits from New
England has enabled Steve to "rack up" some extensive hours of successful
flights. Here are few images of the Carbon Dragon during assembly
in the hangar at Harris Hill. Click on images for closer view.
partly assembled, Steve in background
CD Canopy and right Pod and Wing
Airbrake lever and left wing root
CD Rear Pod and right Flapperon
carbon Rudder Horn
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