Alpha 7 (Glider)
Spread your wings like a bird, step lightly into the air and simply fly away: the ALPHA 7 is your perfect partner for making this a reality. Latest technology combined with the highest quality materials ensure your pleasure and safety while you learn, and for long afterwards. Maximum flying fun guaranteed.
Lift off with ease
The ALPHA 7 benefits from a simple lining design, with few support points and lines. This simple array is easy to see and quick to sort. The ALPHA 7 is straightforward to takeoff and fly. Weight is minimal, achieved by a sophisticated internal structure and state-of-the-art construction materials.
Innovative design technology gives the ALPHA 7 plenty of safety reserves. High internal wing pressure is maintained by the combination of an “Air Scoop” leading edge and the traditional ADVANCE semi-circular air intakes. This feature gives the ALPHA 7 a very low stall point and unmistakably clear and progressive brake loading. The pilot gains a significant safety plus from these handling advances.
The ALPHA 7 was not just designed for learning; it is especially suitable for what comes after. It’s intended for pilots who appreciate a lot of safety when combined with notable performance. Through its modern design technology – including “3D-Shaping” at the leading edge and an intricate diagonal rib concept - it demonstrates a very respectable performance level among A-Class wings.
SAFER WITH A DEEPER AIRFLOW BREAKAWAY POINT
Modern “Air Scoop Technology’ at the leading edge applies to the ALPHA 7. Combined with the typical ADVANCE semi-circular intakes this feature results in a significantly lower separation point with clearly progressive brake loading.
ADVANCE QUALITY LIGHTBUILD
The low weight of the ALPHA 7 is primarily achieved by its sophisticated and carefully designed internal structure. Because the outer surfaces are still made of robust 40/38 gm cloth the light weight has no effect on the glider’s long life expectancy. The fabric used for the the ALPHA 7 is exclusively high quality cloth from Porcher Sports, the well-know European manufacturer.
BIG EAR SYSTEM WITH “QUICK SNAP”
Big ears made easy. The ALPHA 7 outer A-line has its own easily reachable riser, making it easy to pull effective big ears. Taking off with both A-risers in hand is also simplified by the “Quick-Snap” magnet system which holds them together on the ground. Line sorting remains child’s play. After pull up the risers separate and take up their flying position.
“EASY CONNECT SYSTEM” FOR SAFER HOOK IN
The ALPHA 7 risers have a "Easy Connect System", which helps the pilot hook in correctly by using a coloured marking system. This reduces the probability of the beginner connecting a twisted riser, or attaching the risers to the wrong carabiners. For maximum compatibility among ADVANCE products the same coloured markings are applied to all ADVANCE harness suspension points.
|Recommended takeoff weight||kg||50-70||60-80||70-95||85-110||100-130|
|Increased takeoff weight||kg||70-85||80-95||95-110||110-125||130-145|
|Projected aspect ratio||3.6||3.6||3.6||3.6||3.6|
|Number of cells||38||38||38||38||38|
|Certification Recommended takeoff weight||EN/LTF A||EN/LTF A||EN/LTF A||EN/LTF A||EN/LTF A|
|Certification increased takeoff weight||EN/LTF A||EN/LTF A||EN/LTF A||EN/LTF A||EN/LTF A|
|Number of risers||3+1||3+1||3+1||3+1||3+1|
The weight of the wing can vary by up to 100g due to unavoidable manufactured fluctuations in the density of such light fabric.