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Airwave Gliders Kiss

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An introductory intermediate for recreational pilots the Kiss aimed at recreational pilots in the DHV 1-2 class. Designed to make soaring stress free and effortless the Kiss is an ideal wing for pilots to gain their early cross country experience on, or experienced intermediate pilots who simply want stability and peace of mind.


The profile and plan form of the Wave were the starting block for the Kiss abd to add more performance, the wing is fine tuned the cut of the sail, and some new line materials reduce parasitic drag.


Before first prototype was cut the design program was rewritten. The new software has incredible accuracy and allows more tension on the leading edge to be built in. This keeps the sail clean and tight and creates a smoother, cleaner profile.


To aid pitch stability the internal diagonal structure was redesigned and by moving away from a full length diagonal structure advantages are save more weight, reduce the inertia of the wing and aid re-inflation after closures. As a further boost to security a soft nylon edging tape on the bottom surface leading and edge seams is less likely to snag and cravat the wing than the harder Mylar tape. To give the wing a feeling of safety and stability in roll a centre rib rather than a ‘weightshift cell’ is used. The centre rib is linked to the cells either side by diagonal ribs and controls the effect of weight-shift on the wing.
Price in 2009 EUR 2400.

KISS S
Projected area: 21.38 sq.m
Flat area: 24.98 sq.m
Weight excl bag: 5.9 kg
Total line length: 390 m
Height: 6.60 m
Number of main lines: 3/4/3/2
Cells: 52-42
Flat aspect ratio: 4.94
Root cord: 2.73 m
Weight range: 65-85 kg
Trim speed: 36 Km/h
Top speed: 47 Km/h
Min sink: 1.0 m/sec
Best glide: 8.0
Certification: DHV 1-2

KISS M
Projected area: 23.19 sq.m
Flat area: 27.06 sq.m
Weight excl bag: 6.4 kg
Total line length: 405 m
Height: 6.87 m
Number of main lines: 3/4/3/2
Cells: 52-42
Flat aspect ratio: 4.94
Root cord: 2.87 m
Weight range: 80-105 kg
Trim speed: 36 Km/h
Top speed: 47 Km/h
Min sink: 1.0 m/sec
Best glide: 8.0
Certification: DHV 1-2

KISS L
Projected area: 25.13 sq.m
Flat area: 29.31 sq.m
Weight excl bag: 7.18 kg
Total line length: 428 m
Height: 7.18 m
Number of main lines: 3/4/3/2
Cells: 52-42
Flat aspect ratio: 4.94
Root cord: 2.99 m
Weight range: 95-120 kg
Trim speed: 36 Km/h
Top speed: 47 Km/h
Min sink: 1.0 m/sec
Best glide: 8.0
Certification: DHV 1-2

 

 


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