Teaching above all
The Sol’R is intended to be educational, the objective is to get as close as possible to modern recreational hang gliders. From assembly, the procedure is the same as for a standard wing. When carried, the wing has neutral static balance, making it ideal for easy takeoff.
During the take-off run, the glider quickly takes the weight of the pilot and control gestures are immediately possible. The wing is manoeuvrable, smooth with little inertia and although stable on the trajectory, it does not require much effort to control.
The Sol’R is a modern learning tool that matches current teaching techniques where beginners are not required to adapt to the material.
Modern wing materials are used: the structure is entirely in Zicral, a very light aluminum alloy and the wing is in light Dacron.
The ergonomics of the control frame have been redesigned: the small uprights allow easy portability, the control bar is a reasonable distance from the ground, its geometry makes the wing statically neutral to the incidence of flight. The landing flare is more efficient thanks to the rear position of the top of the control frame, a technology used on all modern wings.
The Sol’R has a large surface area for a modest aspect ratio, and a nose angle of 120 °.
Optional Extras (To be advised at point of sale)
Aerofoil uprights £55
Upper surface in 5oz dacron (instead of 4oz) £85
(For better durability than Dacron 4oz)
One spare upright (round) £30
Spare aerofoil uprights (pair) £100
Pneumatic training wheels 200mm £110
(Ideal for beginners and regular landings on the wheels.)
Transport bag £150
Adjustable hang strap £65