The Impuls 17 is a German high-wing, single-place, hang glider that was designed and produced by Impuls of Munich.
The aircraft is no longer in production.
Design and development
The Impuls 17 was designed as a beginner and school wing for flight training and is certified as DHV Class 2. It is named for its rounded-off wing area, which is 17.4 m2 (187 sq ft).
The aircraft is made from aluminum tubing, with the wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 10 m (32.8 ft) span wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 120° and the aspect ratio is 5.7:1. Pilot hook-in weight range is 60 to 121 kg (132 to 267 lb).
Data from Bertrand
Wingspan: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Wing area: 17.4 m2 (187 sq ft)
Aspect ratio: 5.7:1
^ a b c d Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 46. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X
^ Impuls (n.d.). “Die Impuls Flugdrachen GmbH hat die Produktion von Fluggeräten eingestellt. (German language)”. Retrieved 26 February 2012.