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Airwave Kiss / Magic Kiss
 
Airwv-Kiss
 
The 1988 Magic Kiss replaced the Full Race Magic IV. It was reported that the machines glide and speed are comparable to the Full Race but the handling and sink rate are noticeably better. The wider nose angle and higher aspect ratio makes the glider feel a bit more wingy but this is supposed not to be a problem. Landing is reported to be easier than the Full Race and the ground handling is also better. Mainly due to the use of thin wall lightweight 7075 tubing the machine is 10 lbs lighter than the Magic IV.
 
 Airwv-Kiss-01
1988 Magic Kiss

 

The 1989 Kiss and the Magic Kiss are the same hang glider. A very light handling glider, very easy to land but good performance, though definitely 'advanced'. For pilots with 50hrs+.
 
It is a very “yawy” wing requiring a light touch and “active flying” to keep it under control. Pilots transitioning from stiffer wings may have a tendency to PIO or even dutch-roll especially at higher speeds.
 
Some can tend to yaw but you get used to it after a while. It does tend to have roll control problems if not set properly. Other wise very light on the control.
 
Glide was good up until you reached high speed. The Kiss then tended to yaw from side to side. Not disconcertainly so, but enough to require constant corrections, though you did automatically begin correcting for the yaw. Wing-wires are not too slack, so she handles well on take-off. Not very good at high speed but there is no problem for aerotowing.
 
Never fly without the nose cone - the glider will become divergent at speed.
 
Kiss
Sail area: 154 sq/ft
Nose angle: 130 deg
No keel pocket
85 percent double surface
 
Kiss 144
Wing area: 13.38 m²
Hang glider weight: 30 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 50 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 80 kg
 
Kiss 154
Wing area: 14.2 m²
Wing span: 10.4 m
Aspect ratio: 7.4
Hang glider weight: 30 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 60 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 90 kg
Minimum speed: 26 km/h
Maximum speed: 83 km/h
Number of battens: 29
Nose angle: 127°
 
 
 
  
 


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