HIKE Superlight Tandem

Our gliders and products are results driven by our own passion. This also applies for the Superlight Tandem HIKE. The HIKE enables you to share the emotions of hike&fly with others. Finally you can take your girl-friend, wife or friend with you and let them feel the sensation of a flight after a hike-up.

HIKE Superlight Tandem

Share the passion of Hike&Fly with your passengers.

With a weight of only 5,3kg and a surface of 35m² the glider isn’t only very light, but also packs small. This is made possible 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.

Pilot profile

  • Personal use 100% 100%
  • Occasional 100% 100%
  • Expert (Commercial use) 50% 50%
  • School 100% 100%
  • Competitions 0% 0%
  • Hike & Fly 100% 100%
  • XC 45% 45%

 

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).

How does it fly?

As the HIKE is very light, take-off is very easy. Even in non-perfect conditions the glider inflates and rises well. Only little effort is required to rise the wing from the ground, and the lifting-off is also as easy.
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.

Even with lower loadings the HIKE is agile, responsive and fast. So flying with children is great fun.

Construction & Features

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.

Materials:

 

Materials:

  • Top sail: DOKDO-30DMF(WR) 40 grams

    Top sail: Porcher Skytex 27 classic II

  • Bottom sail: Porcher Skytex 27 classic II

  • Ribs: Porcher Skytex 27 / 32 hard

Lines:

  • Top lines: Edelrid 8000/U-130, 090

  • Middle lines: Edelrid 8000/U-130/190/230

  • Main lines: Edelrid 8000/U-190/230/360

Riser: KWANG, Korea – 3/4″ Nylon Mailons: AirDesign Softlinks (tested by ParaTest)
SIZE35
AREA FLAT (m ²)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 DIAMETERS (MM)0.8/1/1.1/1.3/1.5/1.7
WEIGHT (kg)5,3
V-TRIM/V-MAX (km/h)33/36/40 / +6
LTF/EN CATEGORYB
TAKE OFF WEIGHT (kg)110-180

Certified as Tandem and Solo glider

HIKE is produced in SUPERLIGHT version only and in colour scheme LITE. 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.

Special Colours desired?

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

your HIKE – Superlight Tandem Package

Delivery

  • Glider + Spreaderbar SL
  • 50/50 AirPack
  • Map with Manual (USB stick)
  • Repair Materials and AirDesign Stickers

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Where you can find us

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

 

Contact

+43 (0) 5223 22480

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