Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Chosen gliders in their respective categories (UPDATE) 5/ 5 / 2018

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 = Ozone Buzz Z5 
EN-B with lower aspect ratio than 6 = Skywalk Cumeo / Nova Mentor 5 / Ozone Rush 5 
EN-B with higher aspect ratio than 6 = UP Summit XC 4 
EN-C Moderate aspect ratio = Ozone Alpina 3  
EN-C High aspect ratio = UP Trango X-Race 
EN-D = Ozone Zeno 

Cheers,
Ziad

17 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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  9. Hi Ziad, a lot has changed in the last year, how about an update, also maybe in the D category it would make sense to split up between 3-liner and 2-liner? Anyway, what are your current top 3 EN-D 3-liners? Thanks

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    1. Thank you. I always update the B and C category.
      As for the D there are no new gliders for now..expect the Zeno as a 2 liner...and some very new projects may come in 2018...will see..
      Cheers

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  10. Hi Ziad,
    When Will you update B comparaison?
    Cheers

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