With a weight of only 5,3kg and a surface of 35m² the glider also packs small due to a simple construction of just 38 cells. The materials used are durable and light. At the leading edge we chose the well-proven D30 from Dominico. At other less stressed areas we use the Porcher Skytex 27 classic II with double coating. This material makes the glider light and small to pack. The ribs are a combination of Skytex 32 or 27, depending on the strength required All lines are unsheathed to save weight.
Practical flight behaviour
As the HIKE is very light, take-off is very easy. Only little effort is required to rise the wing from the ground, and the lifting-off is also as easy. Even in non-perfect conditions the glider inflates and rises well.
The handling is very agile and precise. With just a small brake input the HIKE turns into thermals and the glider remains centered almost automatically. The handling is 100% fun.
Even with lower loadings the HIKE is agile, responsive and fast. So flying with children is great fun.
The combination of the ease of flying and glide performance are comparable with solo-wings in the mid EN-B range.
When landing the HIKE flairs very well. Even in zero-wind conditions and with heavy loadings it is possible to land on the spot (flairing technique required).
*Certified as tandem and solo glider.
|AREA FLAT (m²)||35,27|
|AREA PROJECTED (m²)||29,57|
|SPAN FLAT (m)||13,35|
|SPAN PROJECTED (m)||10,52|
|ASPECT RATIO FLAT||5,05|
|ASPECT RATIO PROJ.||3,74|
|TOTAL LINE LENGTH||359|
|V-TRIM/V-MAX (km/h)||33/36/40 / +6|
|TAKE OFF WEIGHT (kg)||110-180|
|Top sail: Porcher Skytex 27 classic II||Top lines: Edelrid 8000/U-130, 090|
|Bottom sail: Porcher Skytex 27 classic II||Middle lines: Edelrid 8000/U-130/190/230|
|Ribs: Porcher Skytex 27 / 32 hard||Main lines: Edelrid 8000/U-190/230/360|
|Riser: KWANG, Korea – 3/4″ Nylon||Mailons: AirDesign Softlinks (tested by ParaTest)|
HIKE is produced in SUPERLIGHT version only and in colour scheme LITE. Of course it is possible to order individual colour combinations here.
The SuperLight edition can be customised with a different colour leading edge and design stripes.
The main top and bottom surface is offered in white.
To get a quote and estimated delivery time for your custom colour simply copy and email the linkof the colourpicker to your local distributor.