- Light speedflying
The ultra-light speedflying glider
The Yak is the ultimate toy for mountain lovers, an outrageous amount of pure fun packed into a tiny package of just over 2 kilos. Gin Gliders have produced this speedwing drawing on all their knowledge and experience of light weight paragliding.
|Flat area (m2)||15||16.5||18|
|Flat aspect ratio||3.9||3.9||3.9|
|Projected area (m2)||12.69||13.96||15.23|
|Projected aspect ratio||2.95||2.95||2.95|
|Number of cells||26||26||26|
|Glider weight (kg)||2.1||2.3||2.5|
|Pilot level||expert/advanced||advanced / intermediate||intermediate|
The choice of speedglider size depends not only on the flying weight (weight of the pilot plus equipment), but also on the pilot level and intended field of use. The choice of size is vital to safety: the smaller the glider, the higher level of pilot skill required.