We work tirelessly to ensure that our products embody both pleasure and safety. We want to support pilots to go further, higher, stronger … Step by step ! A “crescendo” perfectly symbolized by our new EN-B+ glider : STEP.
Our STEP is a high performance B+ sport glider designed for cross country flying. Intuitive and pleasant, the STEP is a comfortable glider, enjoyable with a great feeling in flight. With an excellent performance/safety ratio, it is the perfect blend to fly further while feeling great and safe.
With its unique look, asymetrical and colourful (available in 3 colours), this glider is also great to look at ! The STEP design is “100% Europe” : conceived in France but also made with 100% european materials !
Shark nose (improved low speeds), smart mini-ribs (greater extrados finishes), 100% Aramide lines, optimised internal structure from our R&D department work on the Wild … The STEP is a modern glider with most of the characteristics of EN-C and EN-D wings !
OUR INSIGHTS :
“The STEP was designed for ambitious pilots looking for longer flights beyond the boundaries of their usual local site, and tackle their first XC excursions.
Apart from the performance aspect, which is what pilots are looking for in this particular category (B sport), the consensus among us was an emphasis about the flying feeling. That goal was the preliminary to ultimately focus on glider feedback as well as providing the needed air mass information to the pilot in flight. The latter does as a result, improve skills while encouraging the pilot to fly higher and further by pushing the envelope, hence incrementally improve over his/her personal best achievements.”
CLÉMENT LATOUR, SALES MANAGER (PWC PILOT)
“The idea behind this new EN-B+ was to exploit at most all the performance features that this category allows.
The Taska design was used as a base due its excellent feedback and results during the certification procedure. We deemed it to be the ideal platform to develop the STEP and make it a friendly easy-to-fly glider incorporating the key features that made the Taska and the Wild great performing wings.”
PIERRE-YVES ALLOIX, GLIDER DEVELOPER
“I believe that it is important to have the STEP as part of our wing lineup to help pilots migrate smoothly toward “ performance-flying” within the EN-C or EN-D category and mitigate being overwhelmed at first approaching thermal conditions. It is a great experience to feel this gradual “step -by-step” progression with an intuitive and accessible glider.”
LOUIS GÉRIN-JEAN, TEST PILOT
TECHNICAL DETAILS :
|Flat surface area (m²)||21,5||24||26||28||30|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||5.7||5.7||5.7||5.7||5.7|
|Projected Surface Area (m²)||18,106||20,21||21,9||23,58||25,26|
|Projected Span (m)||8,68||9,17||9,55||9,91||10,26|
|Projected aspect ratio||4,16||4,16||4,16||4,16||4,16|
|Flying weight range (kg)||55-75||70-90||80-100||90-110||105-125|
|Certification||EN – LTF B||EN – LTF B||EN – LTF B||EN – LTF B||EN – LTF B|
|Number of risers||3+1||3+1||3+1||3+1||3+1|
Ambitious and occasional pilots
Foot launch and towing ready
Extrados fabric: Sport Skytex Universal Porcher 38 g / m²
Intrados fabric: Sport Skytex Universal Porcher 32 g / m²
Line connected partition wall fabric: Skytex 32 gr Hard finish
Compression strips and partitions D: Skytex 32 gr Hard finish
Non-line connected partition wall fabric: Skytex 32 gr Hard finish
Partition reinforcements: Porcher Sport SR 170
High lines: Edelrid
Intermediate lines: Edelrid
Low lines: Edelrid
EN 926-1 & 926-2 norm
PRODUCT MAKE-UP :
- STEP glider
- Backpack Trek130
- Rolling bag
- User’s manual
- Repair kit