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The Triple Seven King is a classic three-liner high-performance EN D wing. Our designers were able to build a canopy with a remarkably clean surface, that gives you a comfortable and safe feel throughout the wide speed range. The handling is precise and rather playful, yet when needed the brakes can be pulled right down to tighten up the curve. The traditional stability of Triple Seven wings is also found in the King; this brings a big safety margin for pilots in this class.
“During the designing process my main goal was to produce a wing that will feel very safe in the hands of a wide range of D class pilots. While using all of the newest technologies, the King proved itself to be a really good performance glider that is capable of coping with turbulence in a very friendly manner, something which made all my testing hours into pure joy. The ideas that have been growing on my desk for some time now are reflected in this wing in best possible way. I am really satisfied with the final product and I believe many pilots will be able to benefit a lot from the extraordinary performance and great overall feel of the King.”
The King is an EN/LTF D wing designed for advanced, performance-oriented pilots. Its solid feel and safe behaviour makes the King suitable for a wide range of performance pilots, but it is remains a classic D class wing.
|KING S||KING M||KING L|
|Number of cells||72||72||72|
|Projected area (m2)||18.5||20.5||21.9|
|Flat area (m2)||22.2||24.6||26.4|
|Projected span (m)||9.8||10.3||12.6|
|Flat span (m)||12.5||13.2||13.6|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||5.272||5.272||5.272|
|Flat aspect ratio||6.98||6.98||6.98|
|Glider weight (kg)||5.1||5.7||6.2|
|In-flight weight range (kg)||75-95||90-110||105-125|
|Test reports||Test report|
|Latest manual all sizes||English|
|CANOPY FABRIC CODE|
|Upper surface||Dominico N30 DMF|
|Bottom surface||Dominico N2 0 DMF|
|Profiles||Dominico N30 DFM|
|Diagonals||Dominico N30 DFM|
|Mini-ribs||Dominico N30 DFM|
|SUSPENSION LINES / MAIN LINES|
|RISERS FABRIC CODE|
|Fabric||13 mm Kevlar reinforced Nylon webbing|
|Pulleys||Harken P18mm ball bearing pulley|
The King is the new reference in gliding power in the D category. It seems that Triple Seven has built a powerful, fairly accessible, agile, gliding machine for “experienced” D pilots. Upgrading from the Queen is logical if it was already flown easily for two seasons in strong conditions. I’m sure that any C or D pilot test flying the King, will be shocked by this superb gliding Albatros.
Der King ist ein Machwerk auf High-Tech Niveau und ein Dreileiner der Superlative: „Eure Exzellenz“ hat höchstmöglichste Streckung, maximale Leinenreduktion, dünnste Galerie-Leinen, längste Stäbchen, schmalste Eintrittsöffnungen …
The King has a calm, quiet temperament. It’s like the unflashy estate car with an absolute beast of an engine under its bonnet. Yes, we say bonnet here.
An Audi RS4, perhaps? The King gives a subtle amount of feedback through the brakes, and it’s a nice, damped ride, with still enough information to sniff out a weak core, but one that will really be appreciated when flying the mountains.
New rising star and Triple Seven team pilot, Johannes Baumgarten has been to traditional Hessische Meisterschaften competition in Greifenburg. With one of the best weekend where long flights have been made in the Alps, Greifenburg area provided strong conditions where pilots had to fly on bar most of the time. Johannes used the three liner Kind to its full potential landing at 3rd place overall in the end, after three really challenging tasks.
Hugh Miller, a well-known pilot who tests the wings for Cross Country magazine, had a pleasure to have the King for this season. While testing its limits for the review that he made, he was able to make some astonishing flights in the UK. Avoiding all the CTR’s, UK XC flying is really technical, yet Hugh made some flights of even over 200 km.
An outstanding season is behind Adam Grzech, a team pilot of Triple Seven gliders. He was one of the first to receive the King, just in time for his trip to Brasil. It was matter of days when first 400 km flight was done from Quixada. He managed to cross this mark two times leaving Brasil with breaking three Polish record flights.
With the end of September, we get the winners of the XContest around the globe. Pilots winning the XC contests need to have special skills to overcome the fatigue of long flights, keep concentrated for long hours and take the best out of the day. Alex Happacher found his solution with the King and won the XContest in Italy with his great flights from Antholz.
The XC season is coming to an end here in the northern hemisphere and the first podiums are already being occupied with the pilots flying the King gliders. In Austria, the first place was taken by a well-known pilot in his area, Peter Wallner who has been able to make three big triangles measuring from 227 km to 268 km.