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Spitfire

 

In late 2007, Swing created the SAVAGE and the harness Brave, the perfect introduction into speed riding. Now our core speed riding development team led by Manuel Croci and Daniel Kalberer introduces another great speed rider: the SPITFIRE.

The primary objective in this new development was to achieve the maximum increase in the glide-dive range. The result is a wing which combines the good glide features and the low launch speed of a speed flyer with the speed riding characteristics and dive possibilities offered by a true speed rider.
The brand new SPITFIRE leaves nothing to be desired, and the Swing speed riding team is truly excited about it.
It will be available from December 2009 in 4 sizes.

Compare its features with other speed riders – they are very convincing.

  • very wide glide range
  • high stability by absorption of turbulence 
  • use of newly developed materials
  • light canopy
  • "Fire" design with enough room for sponsoring
  • even more straightforward launch behaviour
  • 3 risers with very long trim travel
  • precise, direct handling both in the air and on the ground
  • easily identifiable stall limit
  • efficient back-riser control
  • wide speed range with high V.max.
  • does not unintentionally lift off the ground during speed riding 
  • very good dive for contour flying, easily controllable
  • for more safety: long braking range with a good increase of lift till the stall point

Available in four sizes, 15 - 13 - 11 - 9, the Spitfire is the perfect glider for anyone enthusiastic about this exhilarating new sport.

A good combination - the Spitfire and the new BRAVE 2 reverse harness >>

Colours available

Standard Farben
   
petrol - Orange
Orange
petrol-orange
orange-yellow
   
 
Spezial colours without additional costs - has to be ordered
petrol_aubergine
Aubergine
   
petrol-aubergine
aubergine-lilac

 

 


Technical Data

             
Swing Spitfire 8 9 11 13 15 18
             
No. of cells 17 17 17 17 17 17
Area flat (m²) 8,0 9,0 11,0 13,0 15,0 18,0
Area projected (m²) 7,23 8,08 9,86 11,64 13,43 16,12
Span flat 5,03 5,33 5,89 6,42 6,89 7,54
Span projected (m) 4,28 4,52 4,99 5,43 5,83 6,39
Aspect ratio 3,16 3,16 3,16 3,16 3,16  
Aspect ratio projected 2,53 2,53 2,53 2,53 2,53  
Glider weight (kg) 1,6 1,9 2,2 2,5 2,8  
             
loadtest
ok with 126 kg - 6g
Line connection plans
Instruction manual Spitfire
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Maintenance and Service Book     de
Inspection information
Brochure
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8m²
9m²
11m²
13m²
15m²
beginner pilot
(< 4 years experience)*
X
X
< 70 kg
< 100 kg
<126 kg
advanced pilot
(> 4 years experience)*
X
< 80Kg
< 105 kg
<126 Kg
<126 kg
Professional pilot
(> 5 years experience)*
< 120kg
< 120kg
<126 kg
<126kg
<126kg
* the weight range refers to the total take off weight including the entire equipment and the skis.

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