The DuckHawk will come in three models: the DuckHawk Veloce, the Super Veloce, and the VNX. The Veloce will be the lightest and most agile model while the Super Veloce and the VNX will have stronger spars and higher weight. Maneuvering speed and Vne for the VNX will be 160 knots and 200 knots, respectively, with a g-loading range of +11.0/-9.0. With 80 square feet of wing area and a weight range of 420 lbs (empty) to 960 lbs (max gross), the glider is designed to excel in both weak and strong conditions.
A custom trailer will be available for purchase from the factory.
The Café will continue keep our readers informed of progress on the DuckHawk and Windward's other projects. For more information about the DuckHawk, GosHawk, and Perlan 2, visit Windward's website and refer to the Café articles referenced below.