The Explorer is a lightweight sports performance wing aimed at seasoned XC pilots who want to fly a wing that’s comfortable, responsive and performant.

 

Comfortable yet responsive

The handling of the Explorer has an alluring balance of smoothness and lightness.  The wing is supremely well co-ordinated. It’s damped and forgiving in pitch, yet the precision in the turn makes it a first class climber in thermals. Take-off and landing couldn’t be simpler and the wing has an uncanny ability to seek out the best thermal cores.

Performant

The Explorer is also made for comfortable high speed gliding during cross country flying. Direct C-riser control works very well and the lack of uneccessary C handles keeps everything simple and lightweight.

Lightweight

Naturally, the Explorer is light, at under 4kg for the M size. In fact, it’s one of the lightest wings in its category, as a result of optimisation of the internal structure and the careful selection of canopy and line materials. The wide range of sizes and extended weight range offers flexibility in sizing choice according to your preferred wing loading.

Extended weight rangeEven when highly loaded, the Explorer shows good performance and excellent recovery characteristics. For this reason, we decided to certify the wing with a +5kg extended weight range for more experienced pilots who may sometimes want to fly with a higher wing loading. For general flying, the Explorer is best flown within the normal weight range according to your preference.

 

List price is NZ$6,000 but we calculate it for you as tightly as we can at the time. Please check what we can offer!

 

SIZE XXS XS S M L
FLAT area 20.1m2 21.6m2 23.6m2 25.5m2 27.6m2
Flat Span 11.07m 11.48m 12.00m 12.47m 12.95m
Flat A.R 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1
PROJECTED Area 17.11m2 18.39m2 20.09m2 21.71m2 23.41m2
Projected Span 8.85m 9.18m 9.59m 9.97m 10.35m
Projected A.R. 4.58 4.58 4.58 4.58 4.58
CHORD 2.2m 2.3m 2.4m 2.5m 2.6m
CELL NUMBER 59 59 59 59 59
GLIDER WEIGHT* 3.2kg 3.4kg 3.7kg 3.9kg 4.1kg
WEIGHT IN FLIGHT 55-75kg 65-85kg 75-95kg 85-105kg 95-115kg
EXTENDED WEIGHT RANGE - - 75-100kg 85-110kg 95-120kg
EN / LTF B B B B B

 

 

 

More info is on the left of this page and on the GIN webpage.More info is on the left of this page and on the GIN webpage.

GIN Explorer

$6,350.00Price
  • The Explorer has been through additional testing and certification with the Genie Lite 2 cocoon harness. You can fly with peace of mind!

    • Optimized airfoil with Equalized Pressure Technology (EPT) for stability and performance
    • Unsheathed aramid lines with optimized diameters
    • 3 risers / 3 lines spanwise
    • Colour-coded stabilo line for easy identification
    • Optimized internal construction and line attachment points to maintain even sail tension
    • Mini-ribs on the trailing edge improve handling and performance
    • Speed system with Harken pulleys
    • Gathering (reefing) system on the trailing edge

     

    Canopy cloth

    Top surface: Porcher Skytex 32 / 27

    Bottom surface: Porcher Skytex 27

    Ribs: Porcher Skytex 27

     

    Lines

    Main/upper/middle: Edelrid 8000- 050, 070, 090, 130, 150, 190, 280, 360

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ph 09-446 0020 or +64 9 446 0020 

m Eva 021-727 013 or +64 21 727 013

m Reuben 0274-727 013 or +64 274 727 013

info@wingsandwaves.co.nz

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