The light wing for everywhere!
Wherever it takes you – to distant destinations, remote peaks and unknown regions – the HIMALAYA fit in your luggage and give your dreams wings …
Low pack volume, extremely light weight and easy handling characterize this low EN-B glider. Equipped with the best starting characteristics, a sporty maneuverability and relaxed flight behavior, the HIMALAYA has been designed for every type of activity that you are looking for. Whether long hike & fly tours, traveling with minimal luggage or expeditions into the unknown; have your wing with you.
The HIMALAYA offers something for everyone – great wearing comfort, unsurpassable starting behavior, fun with high passive safety and the freedom to live your enthusiasm and enjoy every moment!
Himalaya: Small pack size and extreme low weight
Due to its small pack size in the special compression inner bag and the low glider weight of only 2.85 kg (22m²), the HIMALAYA is comfortable to take even on longer trips. The good overview of risers and linen levels makes it easier to prepare for the start even in tricky terrain.
Thanks to the lightweight materials of the glider, the HIMALAYA rise easy above the pilot. It quickly lifts you off from the terrain and literally blows you up, so you can start safely even after a hard climb or small start areas.
Easy to maneuver, direct feedback, it’s great fun to fly, gives you a lot of confidence and a sense of well-being even in turbulent air. The extreme flight behavior is good-natured and moderated by the light glider.
Ultralight but durable
Its elaborated design is made for long-term durability. The light-weight Dokdo 10D with double-sided coating used is currently the lightest on the market and achieves the best porosity measurements in comparison with other materials available.
Of course, the HIMALAYA did not forget technical innovations in terms of wing shape and surface pattern, which optimize its flight behavior and stability.
All in all, the HIMALAYA make it easy for you – easy to carry, easy to start and pleasant to fly … easy to enjoy!
Clearly marked bands with colors and icons based on the Pilot Assistants Concept (PAS) help to quickly find the correct line level for each maneuver.
The innovative Automatic Flight Stabilisation (AFS) system intervenes when the air becomes turbulent. This technique is made possible by a precise calculation of the sail pre-tension at the wingtip.
Thanks to the Extended Aeration System (EAS), the additional openings in the upper sail are closed during normal inflow. This is ensured by the internal pressure and the air vortex created by the inflowing air in the front area of the wing profile.
The risers are equipped with the Multiple Speed System (MSS) – by adding a second pulley, the speed path of the speed bar can be shortened and thus converted into a training-ready LTF-A Hike&Fly glider.
The Precision Profile Nose (PPN) provides excellent launch characteristics and high edge traction in flight.
The High Pressure Crossport Design (HPCD) allows good air distribution and pressure equalization within the wing and increases the folding stability of the cap.
MiniriMiniribs (MRB) and the Brake Gathering System (BGS) transmit control impulses to the wing with high efficiency and precision.
|Recommended Start weight *||60-100 kg||60-110 kg|
|Flat area||22,2 m²||24,4 m²|
|Projected area||18,649 m²||20,493 m²|
|Flat wingspan||10,536 m||11,045 m|
|Projected wingspan||8,284 m||8,682 m|
|Chord: center / wingtip||2,506 m / 0,709 m||2,627 m / 0,744 m|
|V-trim||~ 38-40 km/h||~ 38-40 km/h|
|V-max||52 + km/h||52 + km/h|
|Bridle height||6,532 m||6,848 m|
|Nr. of cells||36||36|
|Glider weight||2,85 kg||3,2 kg|
|Bridle length||239,512 m||251,819 m|
|Line diameter||0,6 / 0,9 / 1,1 /|
1,3 / 1,6 mm
|0,6 / 0,9 / 1,1 / |
1,3 / 1,6 mm
|Speed system / trimmer||Yes / No||Yes / No|
|Certification||EN/LTF-A2 / B1||EN/LTF-A2 / B1|
Scope of delivery
- inner bag
- compression strap
- manual (PDF)