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The new Queen2 went through a total redesign compared to its successful predecessor. The goal was to bring another dimension of performance into the EN C class, and we feel certain that this ambitious goal has been reached. The Queen2 excels in many ways, by bringing not only the best performance in its class, but also by being a very well-mannered royal lady in the air. We think of the Queen 2 as a “mid-level” EN C glider which will fulfill and supersede the expectations of any pilots going big in this class.
Preserving the aspect ratio nearly unchanged compared to the predecessor, the Queen2 will inspire confidence in all the variable conditions which you may face during long XC flights.
“The Queen2 is built with one very specific objective in mind; to be the highest-performing EN C wing on the market today! But it wouldn’t be a Triple Seven design if it wasn’t also a true pleasure to fly, and a very easy wing in its class too – just like all our other high-performance models. We increased the number of cells, both to acquire a more sleek canopy shape and in order to build a more complex internal “space frame”. This new internal construction brings the torsion resistance of the wing to a level that makes it super solid above your head when needed. The new internal layout contributes significantly to the improved climbing ability, as well as the ability to convert bumps into energy during turbulent transitions.”
The Queen 2 is purpose-built to win Sport-class trophies in competitions all over the world. The Sports class is the new Serial class for pilots unwilling to accept the risk levels in Serial and Open class competitions, and for these pilots, as well as for pilots wanting to go on big XC adventures, the Queen 2 is nothing short of the perfect choice. In spite of the very high performance of this wing it is still a “solid” EN C wing with no surprises built in.
|Number of cells||73||73||73||73|
|Projected area (m2)||20||21.4||22||22.9|
|Flat area (m2)||23.6||25.3||26||27|
|Projected span (m)||9.6||9.9||10||10.2|
|Flat span (m)||12.1||12.6||12.8||13|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||4.6||4.6||4.6||4.6|
|Flat aspect ratio||6.3||6.3||6.3||6.3|
|Glider weight (kg)||5.2||5.4||5.5||5.9|
|In-flight weight range (kg)||70-85||79-99||95-108||100-120|
|Test reports||Test report||Test report||Test report||Test report|
|Line plan||Line plan||Line plan||Line plan||Line plan|
|CANOPY FABRIC CODE|
|Leading edge||Dominico 30D MF|
|Upper surface||Dominico 20D MF|
|Bottom surface||Dominico 20D MF|
|Profiles||Porcher Skytex 40 Hard 9017 E29|
|Diagonals||Porcher Skytex 40 Hard 9017 E29|
|Mini-ribs||Porcher Skytex 40 Hard 9017 E29|
|PPSL Liros, Edelrid A-8000-U|
|RISERS FABRIC CODE|
|Fabric||13 mm Kevlar reinforced Nylon webbing|
|Pulleys||Harken P18mm ball bearing pulley|
Read Hugh Miller’s very personal opinions of our new top EN C wing here. A short teaser:
[…] I can categorically say that yes, 777 wings are definitely worth trying – I’m convinced their test team put in as many hours’ development and flying as any of the other bigger brands, and the end products are sorted, convincing gliders that have a unique feel and character.
The first FAI 2 competition in 2020 was held in Roldanillo-Colombia; the BGD Weightless. This new competition format benefits the lighter pilots, with scoring adapted for different weight ranges. This way the lighter pilots get a chance to join the podiums, in spite of being too light to fly the big wings. Queen 2 made
The German paragliding scene is possibly the most sorted of any nation, with a strong federation working hard to further the sport in Germany. One initiative which has fostered many new talents over the years is the DHV Newcomer Challenge, a competition format aimed at preparing and nurturing the next generation of World Cup superstars.
The first “real” PG XC comp of the European season is the “Winter Cup” right here in our back yard. We sent our Swiss-army-knife colleague Matjaz, who flies hang gliders on a serious level, to compete in the event on a Queen 2. He was joined in the C-class by 4 other Queen 2 pilots,
In the old days the quote above, assigned to Jesus of Galilee, was often used by clerics to justify the collection of taxes. Today we’d like to use it a little more tongue-in-cheek, and say “give to the Queen (2) what is hers, and to the rest what is theirs” – it so happens that
The Queen 2 has risers standard-equipped with the BC* system. We get lots of questions about how to use this system properly. To explain this we sent Matjaz flying, with his camera, to show how to use the system, and get the right grip on the risers with the BC system. Check out the video!