For years the PI series has offered the best Hike & Fly package in terms of lightness in combination with a lot of performance and a definite fun factor. Originally conceived as a product to fulfil a specific demand, the PI series has become an established feature of our wing selection. The “Light Versatility” motto will carry even higher significance in this third generation: there are two additional 21 and 25 sizes for the PI 3, and it is even lighter and more compact. We expect first deliveries from the end of September.
In the thermaling range of up to 4.5 kg/m2 projected wing loading the PI 3 with its well balanced canopy is easy to fly, offering maximum passive safety. In this range the PI 3 is suitable for beginners and leisure pilots.
Hike & Fly Range
The Hike & Fly range – projected wing loading between 4.5 and 5 kg/m2 – is the right choice for those who like to walk up with light equipment and have some dynamic fun on the flight down.
Mini Wing Range
In the Mini Wing Range with a projected wing loading of 5 kg/m2 and up, the PI 3 is clearly an action wing. It requires a very experienced pilot who flies actively and can sort out wing disturbances almost before they happen. The extremely compact wing is also suitable for Climb & Fly projects.
Depending on its wing loading the PI 3 makes different demands on the pilot. The higher the loading the more challenging the flying characteristics and handling skill requirements become. Small wings are fundamentally more agile, lively, and demanding to fly, even when flown at their normal wing loadings. You can see the different piloting requirements as a function of wing loading in the adjacent table.