- Light tandem
- EN B
Solo glider weight, tandem glider fun
For the new Yeti tandem, we designed and engineered every millimetre of the canopy for maximum lightweight performance. From the choice of materials, internal construction techniques, production methods – every aspect has been optimized. The new Yeti tandem weighs just 5.6kg compared to the 7.2kg of its predecessor.
|Flat area (m2)||37.32|
|Flat span (m)||13.79|
|Flat aspect ratio||5.09|
|Projected area (m2)||33.62|
|Projected span (m)||11.41|
|Projected aspect ratio||3.97|
|Number of cells||48|
|Glider weight (kg)||5.6|
|Weight range (kg)||120-180|
Not just for mountaineers
The lighter sail not only results in even easier inflation and take-off, but also improved in-flight behaviour. The new Yeti tandem is simply better in every way. Besides mountaineering, it’s a great leisure wing too.
Naturally the wing comes up very easily without shooting and is quick to take your weight. The Yeti tandem helps you even when the conditions don’t. High altitudes, light tail winds, crosswinds…the Yeti deals with them all.
Never miss a thermal
The turn is precise and brake pressure is light and progressive. The glider sensitively transmits all the pleasureable sensations of flight, yet remains safe and reassuring at all times. With the Yeti tandem, you’ll feel those weak thermals and also have the precise handling to take advantage of them. Just don’t use it for commercial tandems, you won’t want to come down!
Floats like a dream
The Yeti tandem has a moderate aspect ratio, but performance is still good. The light fabric feels light – on glide the Yeti seems to simply float.
Lands in tight spots
The Yeti tandem flies very well at low speeds. It’s easy to land in very tight areas, even with a high wing loading.
Built to last
Whilst the durability of a lightweight glider can never match a regular glider, we have used only the best available well-proven lightweight materials, such as Porcher Skytex 27 and 32. With careful use, the Yeti tandem can provide years of enjoyment.
Always ready for adventure
The Yeti tandem packs as small as a solo glider. So you can pop it in your car along with your solo wing whenever you go flying. Then if conditions turn out good for tandem, your wing is always ready.
- dyneema trim riser connects directly to the main lines
- dyneema spreaders
- modern leading edge construction
- optimized sail cut and internal construction
- extra re-inforcements in ribs provide improved load distribution
Upper surface leading edge: Porcher Skytex 32g/m²
Upper surface: Porcher Skytex 27g/m²
Lower surface: Ribs: Porcher Skytex 27g/m²
Bainbridge 4mm dyneema