SuSi 3 – #lightgearjunkie
Setting the standard for years, the new SuSi 3 evolves again. In the third generation, new paths are being taken and the horizon is broadened
SuSi 3 – Fast, Simple & Safe!
That’s the smallest EN/LTF-B Glider in the world!
Originally, the goal was to have a simple design with the best performance possible. This is how the concept name was derived – Super Simple → SuSi! The new SuSi 3 is a hike&fly all-round glider, suitable for various pilots and applications – from basic hike&fly to extreme mountaineering and strong wind soaring. The new SuSi 3 covers all of these applications with ease.
- Beginner 75% 75%
- Occasional 95% 95%
- Expert 100% 100%
- School 25% 25%
- Competitions (Dolomitenmann etc.) 100% 100%
- Hike&Fly 100% 100%
- XC 25% 25%
The SuSi 3 is perfect for the low-level B pilot looking for a forgiving lightweight wing, or for those choosing to operate on the upper side of the weight range, providing the lightest and fastest equipment for extreme mountaineering or high-wind soaring conditions. The extensive weight range offered within the SuSi3 lineup provides you with all the options to choose the right size for whatever your adventure demands. We’ve developed a chart to assist you in choosing the right glider for your application.
If you are looking for basic wing behaviour from a low EN-B glider, then choose according to the fields with a green background. Those seeking fun in the blue background with higher loadings will notice the increased trim-speed, requiring greater pilot experience. The glider’s behaviour still remains predictable, and provides greater flying options, such as strong-wind soaring opportunities.
How does it fly?
The concept of Super-Simple relates not only to the construction, but even more to the flying characteristics. The SuSi 3 is one of the most forgiving and easiest wings on the market – now proven with the certification (EN-B in many sizes and loadings). Simplest launching and a rock-solid canopy which defies the roughest turbulence are just a couple of the key characteristics of the SuSi 3.
Turning response is reminiscent to playing a high-speed video game – agile and responsive. Manoeuvres – such as Big-Ears, B-Stall or Spirals – are easy to achieve and are uncomplicated.
Speed system acceleration is excellent and the glider remains ultra-stable throughout the complete bar range, extending your adventure playground. So you have a great scope for manoeuvres in your adventures.
Construction & Features
Weight: An overall optimized construction, in combination with the lightest materials made it possible to realise our smallest packing volume glider ever and reduces the glider weight dramatically – 1.85kg for the size 13 is a clear statement to the market.
Performance and Speed: A new airfoil and further improvements in the design increase performance by half a glide angle. That’s why the SuSi 3 matches (and in some cases smashes) many EN-B wings. Depending on the loading/glider size chosen, the SuSi 3 can accelerate by more than +20km/h when utilising speed-bar, resulting in a maximum top-speed of way over 60 km/h (size 14 with top parameter loading!).
Risers: As you’d expect, the new Dyneema braid style riser-set is also designed for ultra-low weight.
New Sizing: Long time requested, and now we’ve delivered. The size 13 will be the smallest and fastest size offering within the SuSi 3 range – aimed squarely at #speedjunkies. Perched at the top of the range, the 23 is the largest, focusing on the needs of the current intermediate / developing pilot.
Construction & Features
|Area flat (m2)||13,64||15,95||18,06||20,57||22,99|
|Area projected (m2)||11,74||13,72||15,55||17,70||19,79|
|Span flat (m)||8,13||8,79||9,36||9,99||10,56|
|Span projected (m)||6,56||7,09||7,55||8,06||8,53|
|Aspect ratio flat||4,85||4,85||4,85||4,85||4,85|
|Aspect ration projected||3,67||3,67||3,67||3,67||3,67|
|LTF/EN Category||EN D||EN B-C||EN B-C||EN B-C||EN B|
|Take-off-weight (kg)||60-87||50-75 (B)|
• Obersegel/Top Sail/Extrados: Porcher Skytex 27 classic II
• Untersegel/Bottom Sail/Intrados: Porcher Skytex 27 classic II
• Rippen/Ribs/Cloisons: Porcher Skytex 27 hard
• Gallerieleinen/Top lines/Suspentes hautes: Edelrid 8000/U-070, 090
• Gabelleinen/Middle lines/Suspentes moyennes: Edelrid 8000/U-130, 190
• Stammleinen/Main lines/Suspentes basses: Edelrid 8000/U-190, 230, 280
EDELRID Taurus – ~3,7mm Dyneema Rope
Flex – Rods
Superlight Dyneema Risers
BS pulley Connector
Special Colours desired?
Of Course, you can also customize this glider with the help of our configurator and order it in special colors!
your SuSi 3 – #lightgearjunkie Package
- 50/50 AirPack
- Map with Manual (USB stick)
- Repair Materials and AirDesign Stickers