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Let's go back in time
to the basics
BirdGlider
Go get the free plans. Get airborne.

BirdGlider Videos

THE video about BirdGlider

If you wanted to know why i made the BirdGlider. You will see it here. See its origin. Its purpose. and ...why it could help YOU to get int he air.

Differences BirdGlider and normal hangglider

Why not buy a normal hangglider? Three reasons to start with.

BirdGlider, walk-around animation

Take a better look at this tiny, ultralight, rigidwing hangglider.

Help me build the first prototype

I need your support to be able to finish the first prototype. We need its data about the flight behaviour to assure you that it is a stable airplane.

BirdGlider News

3D of BirdGlider

3D of BirdGlider

With this 3D file, you can see ALL parts of the BirdGlider. Really. Even the rivets are all in this 3D. This way you can see what needs to happen if you are stuck during the construction.

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Colombian prototype starts its construction

Colombian prototype starts its construction

Jorge, known as Sstorch Ge Storch Ge on Facebook, told me yesterday that the materials for the BirdGlider prototype arrived at his workshop. So ...the building of the first flyable prototype can begin ...at last. We had to wait 3/4 year for these materials to arrive. But it is getting for real now. Jorge is studying the plans now. He will make all the parts by hand. We will keep you informed of the progress on the website. The FREE plans can still be found on this website.

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The BirdGlider plans are ...for FREE

The BirdGlider plans are ...for FREE

The BirdGlider plans are ...for FREE now.

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Airventure 2015

Airventure 2015

Sadly it will not be possible to be at Airventure this year. The prototype will not be ready in time. The builder had some problems that delayed the build up and the transport of the parts, which i dismounted from prototype 01 for this assembly arrived toooo late. Nor Aldo, nor me were to blame for both problems. I will be at Airventure as a visitor. I guess you will recognize me with my black T-shirt with BirdGlider logo on the back and Nest of Dragons logo at the front. Feel free to ask me questions. Any way ...the USA adventure still goes on. BirdGlider will miss Airventure, but ...there is something else being prepared which will not pass by unnoticed. :)

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Minor design change

Minor design change

The tail became longer.

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BirdGlider Projects


The BirdGlider idea

Why buy a very expensive dragon, when you can have your own dragon at lower costs. It gives you too the ability to fly. Fast is not for beginners. Lets go back to the basics.

Easy to make

All you need are some basic tools. The prototype was my first aluminium construction. And i did it without building manual. Guided by the manual you will avoid the mistakes i made. The manual has easy to read text and lots of pictures. And if you still have a problem during construction, you can ask me a question and i will help you.


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Easy to fly

It is a hangglider, but it has the benefit of stick control. This demands less effort to control the glider.
The BirdGlider is intended as a trainer. So it is designed to be very forgiving and very easy to steer.
You can winch it, tow it or roll it off a hill to start. All landings are on the landing wheel.


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Easy to assemble

Much effort was done to make this glider easy to put together. The longest part is just less than 5 meters long. All parts are not that heavy. You will not be able to make a mistake when attaching the controls. All is done “idiot-proof”. And the assembly method is made for a single person. All you need to do is a good inspection before flight. You will be flying in no time.


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Low costs

It was my goal to make something that can make the man of the street fly. Currently i see a lot of designs which are fun to see, very speedy, but … not in reach of a regular wallet. To decrease the costs, i went back to the basics. Don’t make the mistake to avoid the costs of a flying teacher. You really need guidance to begin in aviation. Don’t let your dream kill you.


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About BirdGlider

“Going back in time …to the basics” has been my way of thinking for a long time. “Going back in time” might sounds a bit weird. But in the pioneer years of hanggliding, the sport was still for those with some guts, now it has evolved into a sport for those with many bucks. I wanted to go back to those old years. Lets go back to when aviation was still in reach of many. Aviation for the man of the street. I keep that goal high. I want to see YOU in the air.

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