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GAIA

 

 

 

GAIA is the first glider in the Sky Paragliders range dedicated entirely to schooling. It is to be used on the training hills and for the first flights providing the schools with a perfect and reliable tool. The glider is excellent to fly and very stable. GAIA will also be the right first glider to discover the secrets and beauties of never ending thermals for those with limited budget. GAIA is one of the best quality/price glider made of high  quality materials to provide state of art overall quality.

The main distinctive features are:

  • Easy to get ready for the take off
  • Very easy take off
  • Well balanced handling to allow pilots quickly master the flying skills
  • Stable in the rough air
  • Performance easily usable
  • Intuitive and easy landing
  • Ease to fly
  • Presumable behavior in manouvres
  • EN LTF certification

Each glider is delivered with:

  • Porter ECO bag
  • T-shirt SKY TEAM 

Optional accessories:

GAIA is also delivered as a paramotoring wing and you can order special risers with the trimmer tabs, just the note the glider is not certified with trimmers tabs.

 

R&D team comments

 

The goal was to produce a robust glider while preserving the qualities of flight and Sky Paragliders touch, handling and feeling.

 

 

Colour scheme

 

Please, see the current standard combinations in the Download section below. 

 

 

Technical data

 

GAIASMLXL
Layout surface (m2) 22,36 24,19 26,17 28,30
Layout span (m) 10,25 10,66 11,09 11,54
Layout aspect ratio 4,70 4,70 4,70 4,70
Projected surface (m2) 19,65 21,26 23,00 24,87
Projected span (m) 8,24 8,57 8,92 9,28
Projected aspect ratio 3,46 3,46 3,46 3,46
Number of cells 38 38 38 38
Take-off weight (kg) 58-75 68-90 82-107 98-130
Weight of the glider (kg) 4,40 4,60 5,00 5,10
Min. speed (km/h) 22 22 22 22
Trim speed (km/h) 36 36 36 36
Max.speed (km/h) 44 45 45 45
Sink rate (m/s) 1,2
Certification EN EN B EN B EN B EN B
Certification LTF LTF B LTF B LTF B LTF B

 

 

Materials

 

Canopy

The canopy is made out of the material DOKDO produced by South Korean textile factory Dominico Textiles. To reach the high quality and increase the durability of the canopy, we combine several material and coatings. The upper panel are made of DOKDO-N20 DMF (WR), 36 grams per square meter. Profiles are made of DOKDO-N30 DFM. Download the original  technical data sheets.

The material is made of Nylon 6.6 fibres (PA fibres) produced by Du Pont. The weaving pattern is the so called RipStop structure.

Line scheme

The lines on the GAIA are of the highest quality and are supplied by the German firm EDELRID andCOUSIN TRESTEC. These lines create high resistance from mechanical abrasion as well as a high degree of length stability.

For the upper cascade we used ELDERID 7850–080 lines. These lines are one millimetre in diameter; the core is manufactured out of “dyneema” and the outer sheath from polyester. The lower lines are manufactured by COUSIN TRESTEC and main brake line are from EDELRID 7850–200.

Risers

The risers are made from 20 mm wide webbing, it is manufactured by our supplier MOUKA TIŠNOV. The suspension lines areconnected to the risers by means of quick links (maillons) made by the French supplier Maillon Rapide.