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The TEQUILAs are our easy-to-fly gliders for pilots who are just starting out, switching classes, or working their way up. Since 2004, TEQUILAs have combined amazingly simple flight behavior with accessible performance. That’s why even record-holding pilots rely on our well-balanced EN-B glider – like flatlands ace Armin Harich in 2014. His 300-kilometer flight across Germany from Heidelberg in the west to the Austrian border in the east has never been duplicated and impressively demonstrates what is in our TEQUILAs.
The new TEQUILA5 continues this tradition.
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.
With the TEQUILA5, we have created something special. This well-balanced glider is even easier to fly than its predecessor, while offering significantly more performance.
The basis for this results from the wing concept with a slightly higher aspect ratio compared to its successful predecessor, a cell count increase from 45 to 49, a performance-optimized profile, a leading edge with Shark Nose, and a new 3D shaping. This concept ensures that the TEQUILA5 stays exceptionally quiet in the air. Its agreeable damping gives you a feeling of confidence and safety, right from your first turn in the thermals. The TEQUILA5 is easy to center in the thermals and climbs almost by itself. Brake pressure increases linearly and its balanced handling lets you set your bank angle precisely.
The new wing design also delivers a significant boost in performance. In turbulent air, whether you’re flying on- or off-bar, the TEQUILA5 gives you a stable platform to cut a smooth line. This smoothness and simplicity is not only attractive to experienced leisure pilots, but also to ambitious pilots who, after completing training, are ready to move on to thermal and XC flying.
With the TEQUILA5, we made a special effort to keep rapid descent aids simple. Leisure pilots and newcomers don’t have to compromise when it’s time to get down in a hurry. Deep spirals are particularly easy to enter and exit. Pulling big ears is simple with a tug on the split A-risers. The wingtips remain calm without fluttering, while the sink rate increases significantly.
Our conclusion: The TEQUILA5 is our glider for all leisure pilots who don’t care about classes like A, B, C and D. Like no other wing this EN-B glider lets you keep your mind free to focus on the essentials. The fifth generation of the TEQUILA combines lots of flying fun with outstanding performance that make even long-distance flights a cakewalk. Give it a try!
For a glider with this safety potential, the TEQUILA’s performance is really phenomenal. Like its big brother, the CHILI, it climbs extraordinarily well and its fantastic glider performance will blow your mind. If you have XC ambitions, it makes a lot of sense to use an aerodynamic harness with the TEQUILA to take full advantage of its potential. Thanks to its agile but forgiving handling, it’s easy to latch onto thermals and stay and top.
The TEQUILA is an EN-B glider, but we declare it to be suitable for training because of its gentle reaction to disturbances. Brake line travel up to the stall point is long thanks to JET FLAPS. Control pressure is comfortably light in the upper range and increases markedly as you pull. Like our other gliders, the TEQUILA passed DHV certification without the use of folding lines. If safety is your main concern, the TEQUILA is your ideal companion. It’s also ideally suited to pilots who are a little rusty or only have the chance to fly now and then.
|Area flat (m²)||22,90||25,20||27,10||29,00||31,00|
|Area projected (m²)||19,40||21,40||22,90||24,60||26,30|
|Wingspan flat (m)||11,01||11,55||11,97||12,39||12,81|
|Wingspan projected (m)||8,56||8,98||9,31||9,63||9,96|
|Aspect ratio flat||5,29||5,29||5,29||5,29||5,29|
|Aspect ratio projected||3,78||3,78||3,78||3,78||3,78|
|min. profile depth (cm)||55||58||60||62||64|
|max. profile depth (cm)||264||276||287||297||307|
|Glider weight (kg)||4,7||5,0||5,3||5,5||5,9|
|Certified weight range (kg)||55 – 82||70 – 95||85 – 105||95 – 115||105 – 135|
|Extended weight range (kg)||82 – 85||115 – 120|