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The TEQUILA is THE benchmark for low level EN-B gliders. It’s combination of safety, agility and performance are unbeatable in this category. With the ARRIBA3 – the lightweight version of our bestseller – there is no lighter way to get airborne. Light material and thin lines reduce the weight by more than one kilogram! A kilogram that translates into easier launches and an even more compact packing volume! Flying performance profits from reduced drag on the lines and is slightly improved. But we didn’t forget to make sure that the glider construction is robust. High quality materials and perfect workmanship guarantee that this wing will bring you pleasure for a long time. If you like to hike up to launch or travel with lightweight equipment, then the ARRIBA3 is the perfect wing for you!
The ARRIBA3 is a lightweight all-rounder. Thanks to its lower weight, its launching is a dream and its extreme flight behavior more docile. For those who like it a little faster or more dynamic handling, we’ve extended the weight range up by 5kg in each size (LFT/EN B). With its direct and precise handling, you can feel the genes of the TEQUILA4. Just like the TEQUILA4, the ARRIBA3 addresses a wide range of pilots. From the thermal hound to the hike & flyer to the budding XC pilot, the ARRIBA3 is just the right wing. The top features of this glider are its low weight, simplicity and pure desire to fly.
Through the use of unsheathed top lines we were able to improve performance slightly over the TEQUILA4, especially when flying on bar. Its climb performance is fantastic, allowing you to easily master long XC flights.
The ARRIBA3’s use of lighter materials makes its extreme flight behavior quite manageable. Thanks to JET FLAPS, control line travel to the stall point is long and control pressure is light, but increases markedly as you approach the stall. If you want to fly safely, then the ARRIBA3 is the right glider for you. It’s also suitable for low time pilots or for those who fly only sporadically.
For all gliders purchased after July 1, 2007, Skywalk offers its customers the skywalk 2 + 2 Guarantee – an additional warranty that goes beyond the minimum required by law.
These are the designs of our basic models.
The ARRIBA3 takes advantage of nearly all the design details of the TEQUILA4. The primary differences lie in the material mix used as well as some modifications on the risers.
Rigid Foils in the leading edge ensure a light profile contour with a stable shape. C-wires dampen the wing’s trailing edge and help the ARRIBA3 take full advantage of every thermal. All reinforcements are made of indestructible plastic and are bend resistant. A special packing method is unnecessary.
Our goal with the ARRIBA3 was to create a glider suitable 100% for daily use, rather than maxing out a lightweight wing. That’s why we chose an intelligent material mix from Porcher. In the sensitive places like the top side of the leading edge we use Skytex 38. On the rest of the top sail we use Skytex 32 and Skytex 27 for the bottom sail. The ARRIBA3 is equipped with unsheathed top lines and the rest of the lines are sheathed. In summary, the ARRIBA3 is an excellent symbiosis of suitability for daily use on the one hand, and lightweight construction on the other.
Mini ribs on the trailing edge enhance brake response and improve form drag. An optimized brake-line gathering system reduces control pressure.
3D shaping behind the leading edge on the top sail means fewer wrinkles and also helps to reduce drag.
|Area flat (m²)||22,17||25,54||28,30||30,32|
|Area porjected (m²)||18,85||21,72||24,06||25,78|
|Wingspan flat (m)||10,74||11,52||12,13||12,56|
|Wingspan projected (m)||8,50||9,12||9,61||9,94|
|Aspect ratio flat||5,20||5,20||5,20||5,20|
|Aspect ratio projected||3,84||3,84||3,84||3,84|
|Glider weight (kg)||3,9||4,2||4,5||4,9|
|Certified takeoff weight from – to (kg)||50-80||70-100||85-115||100-135|
|Recommended takeoff weight from – to (kg)||50-75||70-95||85-110||100-130|