Hero 2 – #reborn

In Greek mythology, a hero is a character to whom remarkable courage and exploits are attributed and who has exerted a great influence on men and events.

Did we need to go back to time immemorial to talk about our light EN-D 2-liner built for adventure and distance?
Absolutely not. Forget about the first heroes, with the Hero 2, write your own odyssey.
Hero 2 – Go big or go home

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  • Intermediate 0% 0%
  • Advanced 60% 60%
  • Expert 100% 100%
  • Cross Country 100% 100%
  • Hike & Fly 100% 100%
  • Expedition 100% 100%
  • Cross Country Competition 100% 100%
  • Hike & Fly Competition 100% 100%

Designer’s words…

The Hero 2 opens a new chapter in the history of AirDesign. Innovative, it only shares the name and program with its predecessor. For the rest, the Hero 2 is a completely new 2-line construction benefiting from all our know-how acquired in recent years to make it a durable companion for distance hunters keen to keep a light rucksack. This is why we chose the hashtag #reborn and the claim “go big or go home”. Are you ready?

Stephan Stiegler
Designer

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Did you know?

“Light but durable!” This is the phrase we hear the most in our hallways. And this is not just about the ability to pass a glider check. At AirDesign, we aim to make the performance last over time. And the Hero 2 makes no exception. The design and the solidity of the inner construction guarantee a wing flying well for long. So you can confidently fly a high-quality Hero 2 that will keep its performance over time. Because, yes, “What is essential is invisible to the eye”.

Construction & Features

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New nose guard patches on the leading edge: robustness is the key!

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Delivered with 12mm aramid risers as standard. Superlight Dyneema risers available as an option (-110g)

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Double-coated Dominico DOKDO-10DSF for top and bottom surfaces: durable Superlight construction

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Full chord Nitinol rods to not only save weight and increase robustness, but also to ensure compact folding

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Highly innovative inner construction to ensure longevity of performance. Our gliders are built to last, performance included.

Did you know?

We are always looking for the best compromise between lightness and solidity. That’s why the Hero 2 has nose guard patches. Simple and easy, for a couple of tens of grams more only, the nose guard patches allow the use of a light fabric on the leading edge while making the latter more resistant than ever. In fact, the Dominico DOKDO-10DSF which offers excellent porosity over time is protected by a high abrasion resistant cloth along the leading edge rods. Quite clever, isn’t it?

Technical Specifications

A big step in AirDesign’s story, the Hero 2 is a two-liner EN-D glider with a durable Superlight construction. Passionate about distance flying, vol-biv and adventures, it’s time to write your own story! The Hero 2 is the companion that will take you to the next level.

SizeXXSXSSMMLL
Area flat (m²)18,9020,3021,7023,3925,1026,81
Area projected (m²)16,1817,3818,5820,0321,4922,96
Span flat (m)11,4611,8712,2812,7513,2013,65
Span projected (m)9,319,649,9710,3510,7311,08
Aspect ratio flat6,956,956,956,956,956,95
Aspect ratio projected5,355,355,355,355,355,35
Chord length (m)2,082,162,232,322,402,48
Cells575757575757
Weight (kg)
13mm risers
3,263,463,583,803,994,19
Weight (kg)
SL risers
3,153,353,473,693,884,08
Take off weight (kg)60-7368-8278-9288-10399-115110-128
EN / LTF categoryDDDDDD

Take Off Weight is considered as the flight-mass (including Pilot, Glider, Harness, Gear…)

Sail
• Top Sail: Dominico DOKDO-10DSF double coated 25 g/m2
• Bottom Sail: Dominico DOKDO-10DSF double coated 25 g/m2
• Ribs: Dominico DOKDO-204432FM / Skytex 27 hard

Lines
• Top lines: Edelrid 8001/U-070, 090, 9200-035
• Middle lines: Edelrid 8001/U-130, 190
• Main lines: Edelrid 8001/U-190,230,280, 360

Riser
• Cousin 13mm Aramid
• Superlight (optional): Edelrid Taurus – 3,7mm dyneema rope

Maillons
• 4.3mm JOO-TECH/Korea or AirDesign Softlinks

SUPERLIGHT CONSTRUCTION
2-LINER TECHNOLOGY
CROSS SHARK-NOSE
NITINOL RODS
RAZOR EDGE
MINI-RIBS (FULL INTERNAL SEAMS)
3D-CUT
VORTEX HOLES
UNSHEATHED COLORED LINES
13mm ARAMID RISERS
SUPERLIGHT BRAKE HANDLES
BS PULLEY CONNECTOR
B/C CONTROL
OPTIONAL SUPERLIGHT DYNEEMA RISERS

Technology details

Delivery

  • Glider
  • AirPack 50/50
  • Goodies
  • Repair Materials and AirDesign Stickers

Please contact your dealer if you wish to have your glider delivered with a suitable Rucksack for your equipment. Rucksack is not included in your pack.

Colors

Special Colours desired?

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

The color combinations made on this simulator do not take into account the effects of transparency.
They are only indicative and allow you to give the information of choice of color to your dealer.
To better visualize the effects of transparency, do not hesitate to visit the various product pages of the site.

Brochure – Certification – Lineplan
Manual – Testreport FTR

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