TRAVEL LIGHT, FLY FAR
The Calypso is a light easy intermediate ("low B") wing for beginning and leisure pilots who want a confidence-inspiring wing that is easy to travel and fly with, whilst still offering great XC possibilities.
The Calypso has been developed from the ground up as a lightweight, easy wing that incorporates all the latest technology from our intermediate and performance wings.
Reassuring but fun handling
The Calypso has exceptional passive stability and offers coherent and controlled feedback so that you can better understand the air and maximise your enjoyment and also performance. Brake pressures are smooth, precise and progressive, but equally the wing is still forgiving if flown less actively.
True lightweight design
As the Calypso is a lightweight wing designed from scratch, the internal structure and optimised line layout saves weight without compromising other aspects of the design. As a result, the Calypso offers very balanced flying characteristics, not just light weight.
Extended weight range
The Calypso is certified with an extended weight range for a greater flexibility of use. Flown around the middle of the normal weight range, low-airtime pilots will discover an easy, well-behaved wing with great climbing ability. Flown at a higher wing loading in the extended weight range, suitably experienced hike ‘n fly pilots can enjoy dynamic flying in stronger conditions and also save on pack weight by taking a smaller glider.
|Flat area (m2)||20.99||22.43||24.42||26.5||28.66|
|Flat span (m)||10.3||10.64||11.11||11.57||12.03|
|Flat aspect ratio||5.05||5.05||5.05||5.05||5.05|
|Projected area (m2)||18.05||19.29||21.00||22.79||24.65|
|Projected span (m)||8.19||8.46||8.83||9.20||9.57|
|Projected aspect ratio||3.72||3.72||3.72||3.72||3.72|
|Number of cells||47||47||47||47||47|
|Glider weight (kg)||3.2*||3.4*||3.6*||3.9*||4.2*|
|Weight range (kg)||55-75||65-85||75-95||85-105||95-115|
|Extended weight (kg)||-||-||100||110||120|
|Certification||EN B||EN B||EN B||EN B||EN B|
* Weight with light Dyneema risers. Regular risers: add 200g
- Second generation Equalized Pressure Technology (EPT) profile significantly improves stability across the entire speed range
- 3 line risers, 2 lines spanwise for simplicity and performance
- Easy Big Ears system
- Extended weight range (S, M and L sizes) for flying at higher wing loadings
- 100% Sheathed lines
- Lightweight mini-ribs on the trailing edge - Optional light Dyneema risers
Upper surface leading edge: Porcher Skytex, 34 g/m²
Upper surface: Porcher Skytex, 27 g/m²
Lower surface: Porcher Skytex, 27 g/m²
Upper: Dyneema | Aramid PPSL65 | DSL 70 | PPSL 120
Middle: Dyneema PPSL 160 | 200
Main: Dyneema | Aramid PPSL 120 | 275 | 350 TGL145