Icaro Laminar Z8



Laminar Z8

Since the first apparition of the Laminar in 1994, there have been several evolution grades, all wanted by our big Champion Manfred Ruhmer.
For those who do not recall, Manfred is not only the best pilot in the world but he is also the developer of ALL ICARO hang glider models. In this 8th edition, there are also contributions by Angelo Crapanzano, Christian Ciech and Robert Reisinger. Angelo, who has a great experience in the cutting and sewing of sailcloths, worked hard on the new sail cut. The result is a completely new sail with many remarkable advantages in all flight configurations.



Laminar Z8 12.9 13.2 13.7 14.1 14.8
Wing area 138.8 ft² 142.8 ft² 148.2 ft² 152.0 ft² 160.2 ft²
Nose angle 128 131 131 131 131
Wing span 32'28" 33'00" 33'00" 34'38" 34'38"
Aspect ratio 7.53 7.68 7.35 7.78 7.38
Double surface 96% 96% 94% 96% 94%
Battens 24+6 24+6 24+6 24+6 24+6
Weight without bag 64 lbs 68 lbs 71 lbs 73 lbs 75 lbs
Pilot (hooked in) weight 110/165 lbs 132/187 lbs 143/198 lbs 165/220 lbs 187/243 lbs
Normal packed length 16'1" 16'4" 16'4" 17'1" 17'1"
Short packed length 11'5" 12'8" 12'8" 13'5" 13'5"

DHV in progress.






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