Tandem med ruskigt bra prestanda!
Nya tandemskärmen från Icaro har tagit över 2 år att utveckla. Kommer i två storlekar och har nya innovationer såsom de nya ”Titan Flex” lattorna i framkant av skärmen som ger den bättre prestanda, lätt att starta och landa (även med tunga passagerare) mm. Titan Flex är en metallmaterial som har ett formminne. Du kan böja den hur mycket som helst men så fort du släpper taget så återfår den sin form. Denna skärm behöver inte cellpackas som andra skärmar med liknande plast-stickor i framkanten =) Se videos längst ner på denna sida.
Den är även utvecklad för att du lättare ska kunna göra akrobatiska manövrar med den såsom SAT. Kanske dock inte något för de magsvaga tandempassagerarna =)
No other glider is flown as much as a tandem. It is the most important equipment:
Only with a tandem we can make detailed pictures and test videos of the prototypes in development.
Within numerous tests and compare flights with tandems from other manufacturers we discovered that there is no other tandem that flies this comfortable and safe with a load of 120 – 225 kg!
The lower and upper weight range is always a bad compromise. Since we were not content with this result we decided to make two sizes. Therefore the development time increased from about 1 year to 2 and half years.
Based on the brilliant concept of the CYBER TE which combines all modern construction details of the last years we achieved our aims after many test flights, amendments and newly gained experiences.
Carefully balanced flight characteristics and performance make it stick out amongst the rest of the competitors.
Even with weighty passengers it can be started and landed perfectly easy and enables a perfect control over the glider … in every situation!
The final touch we achieved by using the super-light non-bending Titan Flex® batons in the profile nose (first producer in serial gliders) to add on stability and performance.
This so named ”memory-metal” does not only have the nature not deforming unless ultra-heat treated but spanning the profile nose like a drum head.
The difference is immediately noticeable: Significantly better performance, extreme stability in turbulent air and an amazingly precise handling and not to forget: You never have to pack cell on cell again but you can just roll in and compromise in order to get a pack size this small a lot of solo gliders would be envious about.
- Light construction and long durability due to the Titan Flex ® batons
- Very easy starting also with weighty passengers
- Direct and precise handling
- Highly performing and fast
- Suitable for free style and Acro
- Simple, fast and compact packing
- Professional tandem-pilots
- Thermal & recreational pilots
- XC- pilots
TWICE TE: Tandem-flying at its best
Before we fixed the aims for our new TWICE TE we have tested the tandems from our most important competitors, most of them not just for one flight but also on long distance, with manoeuvres and different loadings.
In doing so we realised one thing: There is no tandem on the market which is comfortable and safe to fly within the weight range of 120 kg – 225 kg. The lower and upper weight range is always a bad compromise.
Noticeable was also that all gliders that had an easy going handling tended to suffer from clapping troubles earlier, in hard thermals they were imprecise and then tended to excessive dumping.
At the finalising R&D-meeting we have agreed on the following aims:
- Two sizes with a sensible weight range
- Very easy start also with high load
- Rather a handling which is a little hard but very direct and without delay
- An excellent flare behavior at the landing
- SAT, Heli, full stall, wingover must be able to be flown easily
- As light as possible without influencing the life expectancy
- No need to pack cell on cell but compact and fast to pack
- And as normal for meetings like this the question about the performance arose: Of course there is no way that it can be less good then the best tandem on the market!
During the tests we have added to our list of wishes:
- Separated C- and D-lines, because when you have strong wind you cannot tame a three-liner at the ground.
- A very long way of the trimmers in order to reach a high final speed.
The development-/test time takes about 1 year with normal gliders. Miracles take a little longer … The TWICE TE took two and half year’s exactly!
Titan Flex® batons
The final touch we achieved by using the super-light non-bending Titan Flex® batons in the profile nose (first producer in serial gliders) to add on stability and performance and to replace the damageable plastic batons. This so named ”memory-metal” does not only have the nature not deforming unless ultra-heat treated but spanning the profile nose like a drum head.
The difference amazed us all: Noticeable better performance, extreme stability in turbulences and convincing precision in flying thermal. SAT’s without having to stabilize. Helis easily leaded in out of the trim flight and after all the fast and easy packing. You never have to pack cell on cell again but you can just roll in and compromise in order to get a pack size this small a lot of solo gliders would be envious about.
Pilots who do this for a living will love this quality: In three minutes it’s packed instead of 20 minutes cell on cell. That is one more flight a day!
Good things come to those who wait
The nearly three years of development time for the TWICE TE were well invested: Our team loves it to bits!
In the meantime we are so convinced about the glider that we would like to give you an insight what our test pilots of said about it (This should of course not be used as marketing but it is interesting):
When it gets too turbulent or too weak for solo gliders we take the TWICE TE!
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- Tekniska innovationer från Icaro
- Manual Twice TE (pdf)
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