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The new strutted Solairus Light Trike Wing! Convenient wing Fold-Back ability added to new Solairus Wing design!
With the reputation of the Stratus and Stratus XP, why would we change a good thing? The Answer: To build an even better Light Trike soaring wing. The new Solairus has a 10% better sink rate and 5% better glide! In addition to improved performance, we have maintained the same great handling reputation that the Stratus XP is famous for. The wing can be rolled and folded-back for storage and travel convenience.
We have added features that are known to
reduce drag and increase performance:
• Curved fiberglass tips
• New sail cut and rib camber design
• Strutted Wing, no kingpost reduces drag
• Aerofoil Uprights
• Internal Sprogs and Shear Ribs
• Speed Vents promote consistent airfoil shape
• Flip-Tip rib ends (no strings or grommets on trailing edge)
Just one of these changes that add 1 or 2% efficiency may not show an apparent increase in performance. However, the series of improvements together can add up to 10% better performance!
We released the successful "high performance Light Trike Wing", the Stratus 17M, almost 4 years ago. The wing has earned a great reputation for handling and performance, and we now offer two sizes with these design enhancements, to build you an even better soaring wing.
The North Wing Solairus light trike wing is designed for optimal performance on our Solairus Soaring Trike and ATF Soaring Trike, and is built with the high quality that our customers have come to expect. The Solairus has a new wing design that will give you an exceptional soaring experience. The Solairus is designed for improved sink rate and glide, and allows you to shut down your engine with confidence. The state-of-the-art airfoil and reduced drag from no kingpost ensures you will have great glide as well. The Solairus can get you where you want to go!
The Solairus uses stability technology from the topless hang gliders to improve performance. By using struts instead of a kingpost and two outboard sprogs (washout struts), we have achieved excellent pitch stability while reducing drag. The efficient airfoil used by the North Wing Solairus provides superb acceleration through turbulence, while displaying very docile flight characteristics in yaw and pitch. The Solairus shows excellent stall parameters straight ahead and in turns. Hang Gliders are adequate on the light trikes but let's face it, in light lift... most of the time you will keep your engine on. Not with the North Wing Solairus! You will be amazed at how light of thermal lift you can really play with!
The Solairus light trike wing is the perfect match for your new Solairus Soaring Trike or ATF Soaring Trike!
The Solairus Wing has convenient Fold-Back ability, allowing wings to be rolled and folded-back for storage and travel.
The Solairus light trike wing is available in two sizes:
|Span||34.7 feet||32.5 feet|
|Nose Angle||126 degrees||126 degrees|
|Stall at Gross||21 mph||21 mph|
|Trim Speed||25-30 mph||25-30 mph|
|Top Speed||45 mph||45 mph|
|VNE||53 mph||53 mph|
|Sink Rate||220 FPM||220 FPM|
|Glide Ratio (L/D)|
|with Solairus trike||11.5 : 1||11.5 : 1|
|Glide Ratio (L/D)|
|with ATF trike||10.5 : 1||10.5 : 1|
|17M = 390 lbs to 490 lbs Gross
(Approximate Pilot weight: 180 to 290 lbs.)
|16M = 320 lbs to 420 lbs Gross
(Approximate Pilot weight: 110 to 220 lbs.)
|Aerofoil Control Bar Uprights
Reduce drag and improve fuel economy with our Aerofoil Control Bar Uprights. The streamlined shape looks great and improves your wing's performance.
Order Code: UPG46TK
|Powder-Coat custom color for Control Bar & Struts
Customize your new wing with a custom color applied with our Powder Coat paint process.
Your wing will look great and also benefit from the powder-coat's corrosion barrier seal.
Order Code: UPG42
|Trike Wing Cover
Protect your trike wing from snow, rain, dust and especially UV when it is set-up with the North Wing Wing Cover.
Order Code: HAC14
(please specify wing name)