Quality Construction - Built to Last
In order to survive many years of training and student flying, the Peregrine is designed and built to the highest standards of durability. In the manufacturing process, we use the most advanced corrosion control system available in our production. Corrosion protection is provided by anodic treatment of components and by a multi-layered finishing system which includes anti-corrosion epoxy primers and high grade polyurethane finish coat.
During the life of any training glider, it is likely that damage will occur from time to time. The metal structure of the Peregrine is not only resistant to damage but is designed so that most repairs are easy and can be made by any competent airframe mechanic.
The fuselage is constructed of an all-metal semi-monocoque construction, reinforced with nine frames. The forward section consists of two riveted halves of double curvature aluminum sheet. The rear fuselage consists of two conical sections and ends with an integral, all metal, vertical fin.
The wings of the Peregrine are a constant chord, semi-monocoque structure with main and auxiliary rear spars. Each wing is attached with two taper pins at the main spar, and a single pin at the rear spar. The Wortmann FX-S-02-158 laminar flow airfoil, combined with the 209 square feet of wing area provides an optimum balance of good soaring performance and excellent stall behavior. The use of heavy gage rolled aluminum sheet, reinforced by stringers, ensures accurate airfoil shape under all flight conditions. While it is good practice to keep the wings clean, performance of the airfoil is not seriously degraded by the presence of bugs or dirt on the leading edge.
The T-tail design provides well balanced handling characteristics. The all-metal horizontal stabilizer is easily removable. The horizontal stabilizer is a Wortmann airfoil FX-71-1-150/30 which continues to be effective well after the wing is fully stalled.