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Wills Wing U2:

Announcing The All New U2 Ultra Performance Intermediate Hang Glider

The U2 is an all new, very high performance glider with handling characteristics suitable for pilots of intermediate and higher level skills and experience. The U2 is available in two sizes - 160 and 145.

The U2 was conceived as a very light-weight glider with performance approaching that of the much heavier, more expensive, and more challenging competition class wings. There are no bridles - all stability systems are internal - so cable drag is minimized. Standard on the U2 is the new Litestream control bar, a Slipstream style, fully streamlined bar that uses the same streamlined aluminum basetube as the Slipstream bar, but with shorter chord, easier to grip, lighter weight Litestream downtubes. Specially machined, fully streamlined corner fittings complete the Litestream package, which offers a more than 95% reduction in drag as compared to a regular streamlined control bar with a round basetube. The U2 features a Talon-like, curved tip planform and sports an exceptionally clean sail with a Mylar leading edge and Hydranet trailing edge. A Talon style extended bottom surface in the root cleanly fairs in the hang loop.

In the air, at the looser VG settings, the U2 offers, light, quick response coupled with forgiving handling characteristics. With the VG on, the gliding range at speed expands dramatically, and the glider tracks straight and true. The U2 uses a weight- and cost-saving conventional VG system. The result is an exceptional performance package that is extraordinarily accessible. The landing characteristics are very straightforward; handling is damped and predictable on approach, the flare window is broad and flare authority is ample.

Specifications:

Specification
U2 160
U2 145
Area (m^2)
14.9
13.5
Span (m)
10.1
9.5
Aspect Ratio
6.8
6.8
Glider Weight (kg)
31
29
Hook-In Weight (kg)
73 - 118
64 - 100
Optimum Body Weight (kg)
77 - 95
64 - 77
Nose Angle (deg)
125 - 128
Double Surface (%)
82
USHGA Rating
3
Vne (km/h)
85
Va (km/h)
74
Vms (km/h)
32
Sugg. Retail
US$4,475
US$4,475

 

 
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