Plank by Christof Kratzner

The Plank Wing is a unique design of the mid-1980s by Christof Kratzner of the Germany. It predates gliders such as the Extaccy and Pegasus. It featured composite construction, no leading edge sweep, and a fixed vertical tail to control yaw and slip.

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This info (thanks to Hendrik Maroske) is from the 1993 edition of "Wings of Europe" which today is called "WIDOLA"-World Internet Dictionary of Light Aircraft:

  • Wingspan 12.78 m
  • Area 17 m2
  • Weight 59 kg
  • Min. sink rate 0.78m/s at 35km/h
  • Max. glide ratio 16 at 54km/h