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DriftAir, as its name suggests, is a wing for pilots preferring freestyle, dynamic PPG flying, those who want to fly slaloms, or just for people willing their cross-country to be fast and fun.
The Driftair has exceeded the expectation of those that were looking for sport glider that can roll as easy as it can accelerate. The Driftair incorporates the new TCT or Triple Comfort Toggles which makes for comfortable ‘grab-and-turn’ ability.
The Driftair brake feel is more on the firm side and very reactive which allows the pilot to feel every input they make into the glider. This allows the pilot to place the wing tips of the Driftair exactly where intended by feeling every micro input applied to the brake lines and allows precision control that is at the top of its class. The trimmers on the Driftair can be release up to 12cm.
Fully releasing the trimmers and applying full speed bar gives the pilot a total speed increase of 15-18mph! (24-28kph) Experienced pilots can achieve a top speed of up to 45mph (72kph) when flown in the competition weight range. The feel of the glider with the trimmers all the way in is very neutral and balanced. The glider doesn’t surge and over fly the pilot, nor does the glider hang behind and lag on takeoff.
Even in strong thermic air the Driftair will stay solid overhead without surging or requiring aggressive brake inputs. The Driftair is purposefully made for the pilots that want to twist and turn, roll and bank. It’s very efficient which gives it a phenomenal climb rate, perfect for pilots that love to climb to high altitude quickly to start their next aerobatic run. The aspect ratio of 5.80 is less than the Warp at 6.00; this give the Driftair the advantage of more stability in turbulence and a more forgiving flare while the Warp gains an advantage in efficiency and short aggressive brake travel.
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