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How strong is a hang glider?


 

There are various certification standards to which all hang gliders must be certified. Some old hang gliders do not have these certification placards and should be avoided. These tests authorities are usually found on the frame of the glider near the rear. These tests include structural strength loads of a minimum of 6 G's positive and 3 G's negative load tests. Often pitch tests are also performed where hang gliders are exposed to various forces both positive and negative of different speeds and angles - all of which must produce pitch positive forces. Hang gliders are generally much stronger than G force loading and boasts an un- equaled weight to strength ratio in the aviation industry.