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Orbiter 2

the very succesful intermediate Hang Glider

The most outstanding features

  • Light weight
  • Easy to take-off and land
  • Very low stall speed
  • Amazingly easy handling
  • Certification DHV 2-3

Introduction


Orbiter

Designed by the world champion Manfred Ruhmer, this advanced intermediate glider is in production since 10 years.
With the little improvements we made during this period and with the new sail design it's now time to call it Orbiter 2.

This glider is the right choice for the pilots:

  • who like better a light, stable and easy to handle glider.

  • who doesn't need a competition glider to fly around during his free time, but still wants good performances.

The Sail


Orbiter

We designed a perfect sail-cut to get a clean sail in flight

Rip-stop sail  in Dacron, to ensure stable profile and long durability

Our designer and phographer Ignazio Bernardi has "invented" a new sail design with 24 beautiful color combinations.

Sail colors


Orbiter

You can choose your own colors on the sail configurator

The Frame


Piuma

The finest tubing available is used, made from 7075 alloy, the same as that utilized in the aeronautical industry.
Our tubing is manufactured by extrusion, the process that guarantees the highest possible performance in terms of weight/strength and reliability.

Other features


  • An efficient variable geometry combined with a swivel compensator: floating tips supported by cable as our topless gliders Laminar.

  • Profiled downtubes with rubber grip surface

  • Floating crossbar

  • Elliptical wingtips

  • Profiled kingpost

  • The two nose-battens remain in position at all times, and the nose fairing is semi-automatic (manually-fastening the top Velcro strips is not necessary).

  • Batten tips
    The snap-fit system is very efficient and easy to use. It enables sail tension to be fine-tuned.

  • Only six battens to be inserted for each wing.

  • An efficient tail fin prevents Dutch roll, above all during tow-launching.
    The fin increases the hang glider’s stability, making it easier to fly straight.
    The fin is easy to stow in the cover when the glider is packed.

Tech Data Sheet


  Size Small Medium Large  
 
Area m2 13.73 14.61 15.23
 
Nose angle Deg. 128 128 126
 
Wingspan ml 9.73 10.19 10.41
 
Aspect Ratio 6.9 7.1 7.1
 
Double Surface % 85 85 85
 
Battens  upper+lower sail nr 16+4 18+4 18+4
 
Weight    without glider bag kg 27 29.5 31
 
Pilot Hook-In Weight (min / max) kg 60/85 80/95 85/110
 
Packing Bag Length ml 5.00 5.20 5.40
 
Short Packed Length ml 4.00 4.00 4.00
 
Certification DHV 2-3 2-3 2-3