Everything you know, but LIGHT

The new K-light is our answer to a question you may not even know that you asked – but try it and you’ll know! It is essentially a Knight built Light, and with the tried-and-tested Triple Seven lightweight risers too, making it everything the Knight is, but lighter, easier on your back and on your mind, both when packing for the big adventure and in the air.

TECHNICAL DATA AND SIZES

Size S MS ML L
Number of cells 51 51 51 51
Projected area (m2) 20.1 22.4 23.7 25.3
Flat area (m2) 23.7 26.4 28.0 29.8
Projected span (m) 8.8 9.3 9.5 9.8
Flat span (m) 11.4 12 12.3 12.7
Projected Aspect Ratio 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8
Flat aspect ratio 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4
Glider weight (kg) 3.5 3.9 4.3 4.6
In-flight weight range (kg) 65-80 75-95 85-105 100-120
Certification LTF/EN B* B B B
Test reports test report, sticker
Line plan
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MATERIALS

CANOPY FABRIC CODE
Leading edge Porcher Skytex 38 universal
Upper surface Porcher Skytex 27 universal
Bottom surface Porcher Skytex 27 universal
Internal construction Porcher Skytex 27 hard finish

RISERS

Webbing Liros 13mm kevlar
Brake ring Tylaska 4 (original)
Pulleys 4x Harken P18

MAIN FEATURES

  • Back Position Air Intakes – perfect internal pressure at all angles of attack
  • Mini-ribs in the trailing edge – better trailing edge definition and reduced ballooning
  • Optimized mix of line diameters and materials – performance with maximum longevity and safety
  • Refined wingtip design – minimal induced drag and intuitive handling
  • Optimized aerofoil – great climbing abilities
  • Trim speed adapted to the pilot target group – fast, but not so fast as to be demanding to launch and land…
  • Porcher 27g/m2 except for the leading edge
  • Porcher 38g/m2 in the high-stress area around the leading edge
  • EN B certification

Triple Seven lighweight risers

A lot of time and dedication went into the riser design; the new risers are not only light but also easier to use and handle that the classic lightweight Dyneema risers; with their flat,
traditional look the new ones will feel more familiar to pilots worldwide. We were able to reduce the weight by 50% compared to “normal” risers, while retaining full strength.

K-light News and competition results

Knight / K-light magazine reviews – don’t just take our word for it!

31. January, 2018

Both Thermik Magazin (in German) and Cross Country have been taking our new mid-B wing out for reviewing, and their conclusions are worth a read. As this is a News item in English we won’t go into much detail regarding the review in Cross Country (why spoil the excitement) but the Thermik conclusion is good

Knight and K-light – all sizes now certified

26. January, 2018

With the certification process now concluded for the S size Knight and K-light models we’re stoked to announce that both models are now certified and ready in all sizes. This is excellent news for the light pilots out there who have had to wait a little longer for their sizes to become ready – now

The K-light in the video

7. January, 2018

Take on an adventure with a new K-light! We spent a day with former X-Alps athlete, Simon Čopi with the K-light on his back, walking up the mountain for a pure hike&fly day. Beautiful surroundings with technical specs of this new lightweight adventurer!

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