April 16, 2019

Hike

Superlight Tandem

Our gliders and products are results driven by our own passion – same with the HIKE. The HIKE enables you to share the emotions of hike&fly with others.

Finally you can take your girl-friend, wife, friend with you and let them feel the sensation of a flight after a hike-up.

Design aims

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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).

Colours

HIKE is produced in SUPERLIGHT version only and in colour scheme LITE. Of course it is possible to order individual colour combinations.

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.

Technical Details

Certified as Tandem and Solo glider

SIZE35
AREA FLAT (m²)35,27
AREA PROJECTED (m²)29,57
SPAN FLAT (m)13,35
SPAN PROJECTED (m)10,52
ASPECT RATIO FLAT5,05
ASPECT RATIO PROJ.3,74
CELLS38
TOTAL LINE LENGTH359
TOTAL LINES222
LINE DIAMETERS0.8/1/1.1/1.3/1.5/1.7
WEIGHT (kg)5,3
V-TRIM/V-MAX (km/h)33/36/40 / +6
LTF/EN CATEGORYB
TAKE OFF WEIGHT (kg)110-180
Materials 
Top sail: Porcher Skytex 27 classic IITop lines: Edelrid 8000/U-130, 090
Bottom sail: Porcher Skytex 27 classic IIMiddle lines: Edelrid 8000/U-130/190/230
Ribs: Porcher Skytex 27 / 32 hardMain lines: Edelrid 8000/U-190/230/360
Riser: KWANG, Korea – 3/4″ NylonMailons: AirDesign Softlinks (tested by ParaTest)
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