Avian Rio 15



Rio 15

The new Rio is the latest sports glider from Avian. The Rio was designed as a glider to appeal to all pilots; it is a popular choice for newly qualified pilots, recreational pilots and powered flight. The Rio is light and easy to carry, simple to rig and very easy to take off and land whilst having ample performance for good cross country flights. The Rio has full BHPA certification.



RIO 15 SPECIFICATIONS
Wing span 30' 10" 9.4 m
Wing area 160 ft² 15 m²
Aspect ratio 6:1
Min sink rate 190 ft/min 1 m/s
Max. L/D ratio 10
Speed range* 15 - 50 mph. 24 - 80 km/h
Max. speed (VNE turbulent air) 50 mph 80 km/h
Pilot Clip in weight range 134lb to 210lb 61kg to 95kg
Pilot + Power unit 110kg maximum
Normal packed length 19' 2" 5.6 m
Breakdown length 12' 5" 3.8 m
Glider weight rigged 56 lb. 25.5 kg
Glider weight in bag 60 lb. 27.3 kg

**Speeds measured using Davron 808 vario-ASI system.
VNE Velocity Never Exceed.





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