Volt 3 – #speedmachine

The Volt 3, in its third evolution within the EN-C category, follows the virtues of its predecessors. Being a reliable glider for all conditions, now accompanied with even more performance, highest top speed, rock-solid stability and agile handling characteristics. So you could say: even sweeter than its predecessor!

Volt 3 – Electrifying Performance!

The new graphic logo symbolizes the power and energy derived from the Volt 3.

The Volt 3 is a completely new design construction. The only design similarity to the VOLT2 is the number of cells. The Volt 3 benefits from design evolution, performance gains and efficiencies derived from our HERO and Rise 3 gliders. As a result, you can expect the same or similar pilot feel under the wing when swapping within this new design range.

Pilot profile

  • Beginner 0% 0%
  • Occasional 70% 70%
  • Expert 100% 100%
  • School 0% 0%
  • Competitions 90% 90%
  • Hike&Fly 90% 90%
  • XC 100% 100%

The Volt 3 combines these new glider characteristics into an unbeatable package, making it ideal for far and fast cross country and competition flying. The lightweight construction opens up endless possibilities to achieve new adventures.

Aside from showcasing increased performance, agile handling and high-stability as key characteristics that you’d expect from the top of the category, you’ll find the new Volt 3 exhibiting the comfort and overall flying behaviour of that of a mid EN-C.

Handling has been improved with a greater level of responsiveness, and the glider reacts more directly to pilot input. This provides a heightened feeling of control, whilst also demonstrating an overall more relaxed feeling, especially in challenging conditions.

How does it fly?

The Volt 3 is rock-solid stable. This results in an effortless ability to achieve increased speed, both at trim and under acceleration, showcasing a maximum speed at the top of the category. The newly configured speed-system is light, progressive and more effective than ever before.

Not surprisingly, we retained the outstanding climbing characteristics for which the VOLT2 was renowned. On the contrary, glide performance increased exponentially. Especially the polar curve runs flatter, ensuring you to fly further and faster in your cross-country and competition flights.

Construction & Features

New Generation Airfoil: Design cues taken from the HERO provide excellent performance, stability, climbing in thermals, high top-end speed and overall comfortable flying characteristics.

Winglet-Design: We’ve introduced a winglet profile shape to the tips – similar to modern airplanes. By applying this design feature, it enlarges the projected aspect ratio and improves performance. Moreover, it enhances directional stability.

Inner Construction: The internal construction has been newly concepted and optimized. This supports weight reduction and increases positive flying characteristics. It is widely known that internal design construction has a large part to play in the overall characteristics of the glider.

Glider Weight: By creating a lightweight construction, in combination with durable materials, we were able to create a lighter glider that offers excellent product longevity.

Functional Risers: Now featuring a redesigned riser-system and fully working C/B-riser control configuration. On the Volt 3, we’ve redesigned the C-control system to also incorporate the B-level, providing the same efficiency effect that is achieved on 2-line gliders. In general, 3-line gliders ultilise a C-control system which only incorporates influence on the C-level.

The Volt 3 is a completely new design construction. The only design similarity to the VOLT2 is the number of cells. The Volt 3 benefits from design evolution, performance gains and efficiencies derived from our HERO and Rise 3 gliders. As a result, you can expect the same or similar pilot feel under the wing when swapping within this new design range.

 

  • Lightweight construction with durable materials
  • Stabilo Winglets
  • Shark-Nose
  • Vortex Holes
  • 3D-Cut
  • Mini-Ribs
  • Razor-Edge
  • Race Lines
  • Performance Risers
  • New C/B-Control System
  • 50/50 AirPack

“I was happy test flying it, and totally convinced that the Volt 3 stand out as the best and finest climber in it’s category!

[…] I’m pretty sure that a good C pilot will have a blast on this XC machine!”

– Ziad Bassil (Gear Tester)

“A super safe feeling under the wing gives me self-confidence for far and difficult XC flights.

The handling is just undefeated good!”

– John (XC Pilot)

Special Colours desired?

Of Course, you can also customize this glider with the help of our configurator and order it in special colors!

your Volt 3 – #speedmachine Package

Delivery

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Where you can find us

AirDesign GmbH
Rhombergstr. 9, 4.Stock
A-6067 Absam
Innsbruck

 

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+43 (0) 5223 22480

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