Hang glider Cross Bars
Our initial product which we continue to
produce for Moyes Delta Gliders for their
top of the range racing glider the 'Litespeed'.
These cross bars both hold the hang glider
wings open, and take up any negative wing
loading allowing a glider to be produced without top rigging.
The cross bars are produced from
pre-impregnated carbon fibres, which are hand
on a steel mandrel, to ensure optimum fibre
orientation. Fibre compaction is performed by
our purpose built wrapping machine. The wrapped
cross bars are cured at 120 degrees Celsius to
ensure the finished product has a high Tg.
(glass transition temperature).
Once removed from the curing oven the cross
bar is pushed off the mandrel and stripped of
its wrapping leaving a high gloss finish.