A versatile, fun and safe glider.
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The key word during the design of the Birdy was “versatility” . Intended primarily to be the first acquisition of a pilot leaving school, its program is not limited to that.
Thanks to an assembly of different materials – depending on the areas of the wing – the Birdy is both light and compact without compromising its hold over time. High unsheathed lines and a “performance oriented” design “make the Birdy a top wing in its class.
An intuitive and fun turn will allow the pilot to progress quickly and have fun in the air.
“I had the chance to try out this magnificent wing for a short two-day bivouac flight from Annecy to Les Bauges. The Birdy directly blew me away. There is little air and yet the glider rises on its own and does not overtake me .Three steps and I’m already in the air. I’m used to flying more technical gliders. Now I feel like I’m rediscovering the paragliding of my early days with the performance and the speed… it’s crazy! The conditions are quite strong but the glider remains ultra quiet, I am super serene. I spend most of the early part of the flight taking photos and videos. I am not in active flight mode and yet the glider is doing its job. My friends have taken off a few minutes before me and I have to catch up with them. I push the speedbar and I’m surprised to see that I don’t degrade too much. It’s really not bad. In thermals it’s very easy. The glider doesn’t shoot, the turn is very intuitive and the brake is really soft. In the very small I am unbeatable with this new toy. It turns in place and I can really centre the lift. We cross the lake and head for the Roc des Boeufs. It’s just crazy to have such an easy glider with really good performance. We spend the afternoon walking around the massif and decide to land on a summit at the end of the day. The approach is easy and the low speeds very safe. I landed like a flower on a tiny piece of grass. It would have been much more technical with my competition glider. In the evening I fall asleep by the fire and we fly back the next day in the first thermals that come out on the East faces.This wing seems to me to be ideal for pilots who are looking for a safe compromise but who want to have some great flights. It’s a great machine, with great potential for great adventures and offers unprecedented passive safety and tranquillity”
Beginners et leasure pilots
Foot launch or tow launch
Nitinol on big openings
Wingtip cleaning system
Removable kit of C-Steering
Outter surface fabric : Dominico D30 soft, Dominico D20 soft
Inner surface fabric : Porcher Sport Skytex 27 g/m² soft
Walls fabric : MJTec 32 g/m² hard finish, Porcher Sport Skytex 27 g/m² hard finish
Reinforcements fabric : Porcher Sport
Upper and intermediate lines : Edelrid
Lower lines : Edelrid
Norme EN 926 – 1 et 2 et LTF 91/09 – Class A
|Number of cells||44||44||44||44||44|
|Flat area (m²)||21,25||23,6||26,5||28,3||30,5|
|Flat aspect ratio||4,95||4,95||4,95||4,95||4,95|
|Projected area (m²)||18,03||20,2||22,48||24,01||25,88|
|Projected span (m)||8,11||8,55||9,06||9,36||9,72|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3,68||3,68||3,68||3,68||3,68|
|Glider weight (kg)||3,30||3,84||4,20||4,40||4,60|
|Flying weight range (kg)||50-70||65-85||80-105||90-115||105-130|
|Certification||EN – LTF A||EN – LTF A||EN – LTF A||EN – LTF A||EN – LTF A|
|Number of risers||3||3||3||3||3|
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