The Northwing Horizon ET 180 hang glider has been proven to be a solid choice and performer for the up and coming H2 pilot, as well as the seasoned pilot wanting to slow down and dial it back a bit. The Horizon ET 180 has an optimal weight range of 180-240lbs, and usable weight range of 160-260lbs, maximum stall speed of 25mph, minimum top speed of 35mph, VNE (never exceed speed ) of 53mph, and load limits of +/- 30°. Any person purchasing this glider should have the appropriate H2 ( or higher ) USHPA pilot rating or have an instructor arranged to sign off on this glider until the H2 rating has been satisfied.
This glider has proven stable, yet responsive with solid tracking and predictable characteristics and possesses a functional and effective VG system. Stalls are virtually non-existent and mostly just mushing without tip stall or twisting. This glider is perfect for foot launching and considered a good candidate for those wishing to aerotow as well. I am the 2nd owner of this glider and it has served me very well, but life has gotten busy and my previous, non-related injuries have made hang gliding uncomfortable at this point in life. This glider is in very good condition and I would not hesitate to fly it today, but I would always recommend anyone purchasing a used glider to have it inspected and serviced as needed. The sail and leading edge is in good condition and no known issues exist upon last use. The glider has always been kept inside and dry while stored, usually in the main house. Minor color fading exists, but mostly contained to the bag, as I tried to never leave the sail out just baking in the sun. Included are the batten patterns, manufacture paperwork, and extras such as airspeed indicator, pneumatic tires, and the setup to outfit for aerotowing. ( I never installed that equipment as I decided aerotowing was not for me. ) Also included with this package will be a GT pod harness appropriate for a pilot in this glider's size range and a ( never used and purchased new ) L.A.R.A. 250 parachute...as well as a few random accessories. At 6'0", I average about 190-200lbs and fit comfortable into the harness, which contains numerous pockets and pouches for accessories. Offering easy zip in/out and transitions, the harness is in quite good condition with only wear on the parachute flap ( belly in mud...fun ). At this point, the parachute is due for a repack as it has been compressed and stored for a while.
I prefer to sell this equipment as a complete package. This allows one the opportunity to purchase a complete setup (less helmet) at a very fair price and the option to resell the parachute and/or harness based on their fit and needs. I am not interested in trades, lowball offers, or lots of silly questions...so please refrain... and do your own due diligence about your needs and skills as a pilot. Thank you for looking and be safe.
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