Pitt just sent me a few photos demonstrating his excellent quality of
worksmanship. Jonathan reports that Yasushi Akahori in Japan has
finished his wings and is now starting on the pod and is up against Jim’s
famous pod building instructions, “Building the pilot pod seems to be pretty
Click on the photo to see some increcible detail (best viewed by downloading and viewing in a view or image software which allows zooming in and shifting across the image. Other photos: Photo1 Photo2 Sketch1 Sketch2
Just thought I'd let you know that I've now completed the first UK homebuilt Carbon Dragon. Waiting on the Uk weather for the first test flight. Final finished weight 159 pounds.
Ozzie Haynes, E
Recently I have had tremendous support and generosity from Ozzie Haynes who I believe is the 1st British / UK builder.
Link to huge photos submitted by Alan Sayers
Regards, Alan Sayers
Webpage author: S. Steve Adkins
Hard water sailing ... Iceboating
Something to do in the winter
"Build in the summer ... Sail in the winter"
of Carbon Dragons
Flying and Under Construction
New Website: www.carbondragon.ch by Stéphane Abbet
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Purpose: This website was created to gather and share information about building and flying the Carbon Dragon sailplane. This includes derivations from the original prototype. Jim Maupin always stated that his goal was for the design to lead to refinements and improvements.
Introduction: The Carbon Dragon
is an ultralight,
glider. This glider was conceived by Jim Maupin who also
the famous Woodstock sailplane and the Windrose motorglider. Jim
received encouragement from Irv Culver, who promised to "run
numbers". As a result, Jim Maupin with an assist from
Irv Culver, produced an exciting sailplane for 473 plan sets have
been sold. The detailed plans were drawn by Bill Baker
whom Maupin described as, "... a fellow home builder and
draftsman." Many people, who have flown the prototype, have
on its excellent handling.