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Airwave Gliders Gecko

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The 2010 beginner glider from Airwave, the Gecko, a straight forward, no nonsense, cost effective paraglider that is perfect for school use or early days.
The Gecko has passed the stringent CEN A (23A,1B) test level of certification.


Built to be forgiving in launch and ground handling, the Gecko climbs overhead with a very smooth motion and has no tendency to overshoot, no matter how hard and aggressive you are with it. Even if the glider comes up off to one side it’s very easy to correct and continue with the launch. By bringing the centre lines together and reducing the amount of roll the Gecko feels incredibly secure, even to a novice. Internally it  uses a box construction within the wing to give greater stability at the front of the wing. The A’s and B’s are closer together than normal so the profile is thicker and more stable than usual. This make the leading edge feel like a rigid box and makes the wing more stable and resistant to collapse.


Even if pulling too hard on the A’s during the launch the glider won’t collapse, and hanging on the B-lines, the glider just carries on flying, it won’t stall because of this feature.


By increasing the brake range, a pilot can fly with their hands locked down without stalling, to make the Gecko almost bombproof.


Price 2010: EUR 2280

Gecko Small
Linear scaling factor: 0,95
Projected area: 20,10 sq.m
Flat area: 23,58 sq.m
Weight excl bag: 4,4 kg
Total line length: 390 m
Height: 7,10 m
Number of main lines: 3/4/3
Cells: 34
Flat aspect ratio: 4,93
Root cord: 2,66 m
Weight range: 60-85 kg
Trim speed: 35 kph
Top speed: 45 kph
Min sink: 1,0 m/sec
Best glide: 7,5
Certification: EN B/LTF 1

Gecko Medium
Linear scaling factor: 1
Projected area: 22,27 sq.m
Flat area: 26,12 sq.m
Weight excl bag: 4,8 kg
Total line length: 416 m
Height: 7,44 m
Number of main lines: 3/4/3
Cells: 34
Flat aspect ratio: 4,93
Root cord: 2,81 m
Weight range: 80-105 kg
Trim speed: 35 kph
Top speed: 45 kph
Min sink: 1,0 m/sec
Best glide: 7,5
Certification: EN B/LTF 1

Gecko Large
Linear scaling factor: 1,05
Projected area: 24,55 sq.m
Flat area: 28,80 sq.m
Weight excl bag: 5,2 kg
Total line length: 441 m
Height: 7,80 m
Number of main lines: 3/4/3
Cells: 34
Flat aspect ratio: 4,93
Root cord: 2,95 m
Weight range: 100-125 kg
Trim speed: 35 kph
Top speed: 45 kph
Min sink: 1,0 m/sec
Best glide: 7,5
Certification: EN B/LTF 1

 

 


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