High performance EN/LTF-C

Queen is developed for maximum performance while maintaining the ease of flight of EN/LTF-C class glider. This glider is designed to be your next step in XC and competitions flying.

Designers thoughts

"My goals while developing this glider was to make high performance XC machine and competitions introductory glider with EN/LTF-C class ease of flight. While designing this wing for performance, we gave great emphasis to refined sail tension internal construction and line reduction. For this glider we designed completely new profile evolved from experimental two liner King glider. Queen is three liner with considerable total line length reduction. Together with current two liner technology we are using also new full span distributed panels orientation streamlined to airflow direction. I was quite impressed with the prototype performance while testing it in Mexico Valle de Bravo. Queen was flying fantastic compared to other gliders but for me the most important was stability and usability in strong conditions." Aljaž Valič

Who is this glider for

Queen is EN-C, LTF-C class glider, designed for intermediate and advance pilots. This glider is developed for maximum performance in its class and beyond. Our effort with this glider was to make XC machine to satisfy the high end intermediate and advanced pilots who wants maximum performance and comfort of EN/LTF-C class.

Technical data and sizes

  QUEEN S QUEEN M QUEEN L
Number of cells 62 62 62
Projected area (m2) 19.7 21.4 22.9
Flat area (m2) 23.5 25.5 27.3
Projected span (m) 9.6 10 10.4
Flat span (m) 12 12.6 13
Projected Aspect Ratio 4.64 4.64 4.64
Flat aspect ratio 6.2 6.2 6.2
Root Chord (m) 2.43 2.53 2.62
Glider weight (kg) 5 5.3 5.7
In-flight weight range (kg) 70-90 80-104 100-120
Test reports test report, sticker test report, sticker test reportsticker
Latest manual all sizes EN GER EN GER EN GER
Certification LTF/EN D C C

 

Materials

CANOPY FABRIC CODE  
Upper surface NCV Skytex 38 Universal
Bottom surface  NCV Skytex 38 Universal
Profiles NCV 9017 - E29A
Diagonals NCV 9017 - E29A
Loops COUSIN 608 10mm
Reinforcement loops NCV F06391 - E45A
Internal construction 
D-Ribs, H-Straps, Mini ribs
NCV 9017 - E29A
Thread Serafil 40/2000, 60/2000
SUSPENSION LINES
FABRIC CODE
 
Upper cascades A-8000-U-050, A-8000-U-070, ​A-8000-U-090
Middle cascades A-8000-U-070, A-8000-U-130
Main A-8000-U-200, A-8000-U-230, A-8000-U-130
Brake lines DC-40, Dyneema 12110, Dyneema 12250
Main brake Cousin 200/1.5mm (Blue)
Thread Serafil Amann 60/0415
RISERS FABRIC CODE  
Fabric webbing cousin 3455-12mm
Fabric Güth & Wolf Black  70 404/12,5mm Dyneema
Color indicator Cordura 200/200PU
Thread Serafil Amann 20/4000, 20/1078
Brake Swivel  Fob ningbo - china 6mm
Maillons Inox Peguet Oval 3mm
Pulleys 4 Harken Carbo T18 18mm ball bearing pulley

 

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Main features

  • High end EN/LTF-C glider, entry to competition world and big XC flights.
  • Good pitch stability and neutral balance in strong thermals for ease of piloting
  • Trim speed optimized for good climbing
  • Clean canopy with refined sail tensions
  • Direct handling with precise control
  • Internal construction like in two liner gliders: “four cells diagonals”, (RLE) reinforced leading edge for clean and compact canopy
  • Three liner concept, with considerable line reduction (LR) and materials for reduced drag and better gliding performance. Uncovered UV protected coating lines, A8000-U series Edelrid. Span wise lines optimization in two main rows.
  • BPI - back position intake technology for spin and stall resistance and good stability at accelerated flight.
  • Reinforced leading edge (RLE), Smooth trailing edger reinforcements (STE) together with (BPI) for greater stability and good gliding performance on wide speed range.
  • Completely new profile developed out of currently experimental King glider. Hybrid between two and three liner profiles, together with back position intake (BPI).
  • Low induced drag wing tip (LDW), optimized washout with two additional floating cells. Additional wing tip line reduction and airflow aligned panels.
  • Full span distributed panels orientation streamlined to airflow direction
  • Improved 3d shaping (ballooning) on the leading edge
  • Good top speed
  • Easy launch control
  • EN-C, LTF-C

Package includes:

  • Glider QUEEN
  • Backpack
  • Inner bag
  • Glider strap
  • Triple Seven T-shirt
  • USB key with manual
  • Repair stickers