Competition in Hike & fly and XC 100%
Benoît Outters (2nd at the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, 3rd in 2019) :
“When I found out about a SUPAIR wing X-Alps 2017 project, I was immediately enthused by the idea of participating in its development. All took a different dimension when I realized three months later that I had been selected to participate as a pilot in the competition.
The team gathered all its energy to be ready for D-Day with a competitive glider, and it was with great pride that I found myself at the race’s starting point with the “Wild” wing. It corresponded perfectly to what we expected from it: light, fast, performant, and usable in all flying conditions.
In a Hike & Fly competition, it is essential to me to be able to take off from and land on a post stamp size location; and I was able to do just that many times during the race. The Wild’s profile offers a wide range of use; extremely tolerant, easy to handle at low speeds with excellent performance, and solid when fully accelerated.
Piloting it using the rear risers is very effective; on long transitional glides, there is no need to touch the toggles, even downwind close to a ridge. Less than 3,2 kg. for the Wild 21 m2, everything has been optimized, with a complex but efficient internal structure design. In spite of an aspect ratio of 7, the glider remains homogeneous in flight.
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Foot or tow launch
Low friction Ronstan pulleys
Low friction rings
Smart mini ribs
BR3 riser for the ears
Wingtip cleaning system
Upper surface cloth : Porcher Sport 32 g/m² and 27 g/m²
Inner surface cloth : Porcher Sport 27 g/m²
Norme EN 926 – 1 and 2 and LTF 91/09 – D Class
Made in Vietnam
|Flat surface area (m²)||21||23,5|
|Flat aspect ratio||7||7|
|Projected surface area (m²)||17,53||19,62|
|Projected span (m)||9,36||9,91|
|Projected aspect ratio||5||5|
|Glider weight (kg)||3,15||3,4|
|flight weight range (kg)||72-86||80-95|
|optimal flying weight (kg)||80||90|
|Certification||EN 926 – 1 et 2 & LTF 91/09 – Classe D||EN 926 – 1 and 2 and LTF 91/09 – Classe D|
|Riser number||3 +1 “baby B”||3 +1 “baby B”|
The WILD is delivered with :
WILD glider, inner bag, compression strap, pocket with repair kit, user manual (USB)