We’ve been developing this wing for over a year, and have done our best to full-fill pilots demands: “easier inflation and the ability to stay airborne for longer”.
Tom didn’t hold back with the prototypes! Not because he was struggling with the solution, but in order to experiment with lots of different concepts. At LC we permanently question things and don’t have fixed ideas. This attitude has led to the new Spiruline, along with valuable feedback from pilots. We’ve managed to maintain the same specifications, offering maximum pleasure and security, and a wing that’s accessible to all (from school pilot to expert), it’s also suitable for a wide variety of uses.
Nylon stiffeners in the cell leading edge, for even better inflation and to optimise the weight/volume.
Single riser allowing the pilot to lock the trimmers off. The trimmers have been reduced to 6cm for increased safety, and are easy to adjust while holding the controls.
The SLC (“salut les copains”) system, serves to strengthen the contact between pilot and wing, for an easy launch without needing to unfold the entire wing.
Easy inflation, with a firmer feel as the wing rises. The pilot shouldn’t feel any strong forces or snatching, the wing rises effortlessly whether in strong wind or no breeze.
There is still virtually no pitch, this wing no longer ‘accordions’, and performs better (with a glide of almost 8, and 34 cells). The brake travel is long, yet the controls are extremely precise. The aspect ratio has been reduced to 4.3 for a super compact and solid feeling.
New, single colour (light grey) with graphics, giving increased visibility.
Maximum glide with hands up, for comfort when soaring.
Slightly bigger surface to optimise launch and landing, without losing speed and maneuverability.
New, more technical 50L rucksack.
Sizes S/M/L/XL/XXL: 14 – 16.5 – 18.5 – 20 – 21,5
|ALL UP WEIGHT||60 / 115Kg||60 / 115Kg||70 / 115Kg||80 / 115Kg||90 / 115Kg|
|SCHOOL ALL UP WEIGHT||60 / 75 Kg||65 / 85 Kg||80 / 100Kg||80 / 100 Kg||90 / 115Kg|
|WING LOAD Kg / m2||4,2-8,2||3,6-6,9||3,2-6,2||3-5,75||3-5,5|
|PILOT’S LEVEL & TYPE OF ACTIVITY||II / III||I / II / III||I / II / III||I / II / III||I / II|
LEVEL I: 3
For varied use, suitable from 100% beginner pilots (learning/school, mountain flying, soaring, thermic, fly-downs, ski). It has virtually no pitch, is reactive during roll, moderate height loss during 360s, large brake travel. Similar speeds to a paraglider.
LEVEL II: 4
For varied use, as level 1. Good piloting skills should be able to maximise the aerological conditions. For pilots who already have experience of flight. Higher speeds than a paraglider.
LEVEL III: 6
Less versatile for thermic and mountain flights. More orientated to speed flying and soaring in strong conditions. It’s more reactive to roll and requires accurate piloting. For experienced pilots. A more dynamic wing, with much higher speeds than a paraglider. Much greater height loss when turning.
The Spiruline is a classic LC wing, just how we like them… fun, reassuring, accessible and versatile. It will continue, we hope, to be the reference point for mini-wings.