Launching is a critical part of every flight, especially tandem, and especially at less-than-perfect mountain sites. The Wisp benefits from our R&D Team’s vast experience with professional tandem flying, and this part of the development carefully focused on. The Wisp is easy and low stress to launch. The risers are simple, colour coded, and uncluttered, feautring an innovative lightweight trimmer system that can be adjusted in the air to suit conditions and wingloading. It inflates smoothly without hanging back, even in zero wind conditions. In stronger winds it rises progressively without the tendency to overshoot.
In the air, low sail weight keeps inertia to a minimum, making the wing pitch stable. The controls are light, with minimal effort needed for inputs. Due to the planform and sail tension, the Wisp has a very compact feel in the air, absorbing turbulence and transmitting information in a cohesive, understandable, and confidence-inspiring manner. The handling is fun and responsive – turns are easy to initiate and the wing maintains bank angles whilst thermalling with minimal input.
|Number of cells||40|
|Projected area (m2)||32.1|
|Flat Area (m^2)||37.8|
|Projected Span (m)||10.6|
|Flat Span (m)||13.6|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.5|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||4.9|
|Root Chord (m)||3.56|
|Glider Weight (kg)||4.35/4.65*|
|In-flight Weight Range (kg)||110-180|