Gin Gliders Calypso

£3,798.95

The Gin Calypso is a light easy intermediate wing for beginning and leisure pilots who want a confidence-inspiring wing that is easy to travel and fly with, whilst still offering great XC possibilities.

Description

The Calypso is a light easy intermediate wing for beginning and leisure pilots who want a confidence-inspiring wing that is easy to travel and fly with, whilst  still offering great XC possibilities.

The Calypso has been developed from the ground up as a lightweight, easy wing that incorporates all the latest technology from our intermediate and performance wings.

  • Easy inflation and smooth take-off.
  • Well-damped pitch control in strong conditions.
  • Comfortable and reassuring handling with a well co-ordinated turn.
  • Long and progressive brake travel for a wide safety margin.
  • Useful ”thermal sniffing” ability.
  • Improved real world performance in weak and strong conditions.
  • Extended weight range (S and M sizes) for flying at higher wing loadings.

 

Reassuring but fun handling: The Calypso has exceptional passive stability and offers coherent and controlled feedback so that you can better understand the air and maximise your enjoyment and also performance. Brake pressures are smooth, precise and progressive, but equally the wing is still forgiving if flown less actively.

True lightweight design: As the Calypso is a lightweight wing designed from scratch, the internal structure and optimised line layout saves weight without compromising other aspects of the design. As a result, the Calypso offers very balanced flying characteristics, not just light weight.

Extended weight range: The Calypso is certified with an extended weight range for a greater flexibility of use. Flown around the middle of the normal weight range, low-airtime pilots will discover an easy, well-behaved wing with great climbing ability. Flown at a higher wing loading in the extended weight range, suitably experienced hike ‘n fly pilots can enjoy dynamic flying in stronger conditions and also save on pack weight by taking a smaller glider.

DETAILS

  • Second generation Equalized Pressure Technology (EPT) profile significantly improves stability across the entire speed range
  • 3 line risers, 2 lines spanwise for simplicity and performance
  • Easy Big Ears system
  • Extended weight range (S, M and L sizes) for flying at higher wing loadings
  • 100% Sheathed lines
  • Lightweight mini-ribs on the trailing edge – Optional light Dyneema risers

 

TECHNICAL 

SIZEXXSXSSML
Flat area (m2)20.9922.4324.4226.528.66
Flat span (m)10.310.6411.1111.5712.03
Flat aspect ratio5.055.055.055.055.05
Projected area (m2)18.0519.2921.0022.7924.65
Projected span (m)8.198.468.839.209.57
Projected aspect ratio3.723.723.723.723.72
Chord (m)2.582.662.782.903.01
Number of cells4747474747
Glider weight (kg)3.2*3.4*3.6*3.9*4.2*
Weight range (kg)55-7565-8575-9585-10595-115
Extended weight (kg)100110120
CertificationEN BEN BEN BEN BEN B

* Weight with light Dyneema risers. Regular risers: add 200g

 

COLOURS

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