Experience by Jürgen Lutz

The Experience is the predecessor design to the Pegasus , designed by Jürgen Lutz in Germany, in 1991.

The Experience was featured in an article in 'Drachenflieger' magazine in the October 1991 issue. The design was controlled in pitch by weight shift and in roll by spoilers activated through control cables attached like side wires to the control bar, activated when the pilot pulls to one side, in an action similar to a conventional hang glider. The leading edge was made of graphite and carbon fibre, with twin-hinging ribs as in the Pegasus.


  • Span: 12 m
  • Area: 15 sq.m.
  • Aspect ratio: 9.6
  • Nose Angle: ?? ° (See 3-view drawing)
  • Weight: 40 kg.
  • Transport Size: 0.2 m x 0.75 m x 6.0 m
  • Min. sink rate: 0.65 m/s (130 fpm)
  • Best glide ratio: about 17:1
  • Vmin: 30 km/h
  • Setup time: 10 minutes

Pictures of the Experience

Note: all pictures are © 'Drachenflieger' magazine.


Experience on the ground

Detaching the 2 wing halves through a nose catch

Experience airframe

Experience airframe folded

Experience on the DHV test vehicle (24 kb)

You can reach the builder at:
Lutz Drachenbau
Wühlestrasse 18/1
D-73235 Weilheim/Teck
Tel 07023/72324
Fax 07023/73389