Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Chosen gliders in their respective categories (UPDATE) 25/01/2017

Those gliders below will be kept for future comparison as i believe that in overall conditions they gave me the best balance between performance, efficiency, handling, climbing having the edge in their respective categories. 
It doesn't mean that they could suit every pilot need ! Every glider has it's own characteristics and every pilot has their own feel and requirement. You can find their characteristics in the B,C, comparison charts.
May everyone have safe and smiling flights  :-)  

EN-B Low aspect ratio gliders = NOVA Ion 4
EN-B with lower aspect ratio than 6 = Skywalk CHili 4/ Nova Mentor 5
EN-B with higher aspect ratio than 6 = UP Summit XC 4 
EN-C Moderate aspect ratio = Skywalk Cayenne 5 
EN-C High aspect ratio = UP Trango X-Race 
EN-D = Ozone Zeno 

Cheers,
Ziad

14 comments:

  1. Do you have review for the new Chili 4 from Skywalk?

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  2. Hi Ziad, Happy New Year! Are you still planning to test the Ozone Geo 5? Thank you

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  3. Hi,
    Thank you.Happy new year.
    The dealer had one coming over but he sold it before I could test fly it. Thee isn't one coming soon...
    Cheers Ziad

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  4. Hi Ziad will you put Chilli 4 above Mentor 4 as the benchmark in EN-B with lower aspect ratio than 6 category? Also, what in your opinion is the glider with the best passive safety in the same group?

    Thanks
    Subodh

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    1. Hi, I think the chili 4 has the edge.. Yes..
      About passive safety, I couldn't comment as it's very difficult to predict after collapse behavior.. But I'll leave this to the certification bodies and manufacturers recommendations.
      Cheers
      Ziad

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  5. What about the 'low b', < 5.5 category?

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    1. Hi Aaron,
      Yes the Ion 4 could be one of the best ones.
      Cheers

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  6. UP Summit XC4??? Curious how you will find this... Should have a few of the Trango X-Race genes...

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  7. Are you planning a review for the niviuk hook 4 ?

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    1. Unfortunately, it's not available. Thank you.

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  8. No Skywalk Tequila 4? Interesting.

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    1. That's the most interesting glider..i liked.and the Arriba3.But for overall performance and efficiency the Ion 4 is the low B cat is unbeatable.
      Cheers

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