UP Makalu 4

The perfect glider for Intermediate Pilots (IP) that can be used for all type of flights including recreational XC.

  • Improved handling and better performance compared to the “3”, but exactly as easy and safe to fly
  • 3-liner riser design – easy sorting of the lines, minimum drag = more performance
  • Mini-ribs in the trailing edge serve to keep that part of the wing under control in the air, and help performance too
  • Swept-back wingtips improve handling and stall characteristics just like on the higher rated wings
  • Improved riser design with RonstanTM pulleys for efficient use of the speed system with increased top speed
  • Improved handling and increased performance compared to the Makalu 3, but still the same kind of “safety first” glider
  • Front Section Support system (FSS) for perfect leading edge definition (=high speed stability), light weight and easy packing. Drag reduction by keeping the leading edge clean and in shape
  • Brake Tensioning System (BTS) for crisper handling and optimum tension on the trailing edge
  • 3D panel shaping – reduces the wrinkles in the canopy = better performance

Description

SIZE XS S S/M M L
Surface area flat (m2) 21,6 23,9 26,0 28,2 30,5
Surface area projected (m2) 18,2 20,1 21,9 23,8 25,7
Flat span (m) 10,7 11,2 11,7 12,2 12,7
Projected span (m) 8,4 8,8 9,2 9,6 9,9
Flat aspect ratio 5,3
Projected aspect ratio 3,8
Chambers/cells 46
Total line length incl. Brake (m) 245 256 261 275 286
Total # of lines incl. Brake 138
Glider weight (kg) 4,4 4,7  4,85 5,1 5,4
Category LTF/EN B B  B B B
Takeoff weight (kg) 55-75 65-85  75-95 85-110 100-130

Additional information

Size

XS (55-75), S (65-85), S/M (75-95), M (85-110), L (100-130)

Colours

Lime/Blue, Red/Sky, Purple/Lime