The FIDES is a glider that excels at easy inflations and launches, it has very good stability even in turbulent conditions and is very forgiving of pilot errors.
The name FIDES is derived from the Greek word reliable.
The FIDES is a glider that excels at easy inflations and launches, it has very good stability even in turbulent conditions and is very forgiving of pilot errors. During the demanding flight tests, stability was proved even in non-standard flight situations, which are always judged very strictly in the category DHV 1.
The advantage of the speed system is that it offers the pilot a greatly increased speed range. It’s a real benefit to those pilots who aren’t worried about cutting edge performance of competition gliders, but rather a glider that delivers maximum safety and performance. These pilots will be able to stretch their limits with full confidence in their glider.
The FIDES will take care of you as you progress and develop your skills.
This glider is designed for schools, in basic flight situations, but also for more advanced training, such as thermalling courses. It is ideally suited for newly qualified pilots as well as those who only fly occasionally.
Each glider is delivered with:
- free t-shirt Sky team
FIDES (2002-2005) 26 28 30 Layout (m2) 26.57 28.74 30.84 Layout span (m) 10.96 11.40 11.81 Layout aspect ratio 4.52 4.52 4.52 Projected surface (m2) 23.20 25.09 26.93 Projected span (m) 8.67 9.02 9.34 Projected aspect ratio 3.24 3.24 3.24 Number of cells 38 38 38 Weight of the glider (kg) 5.5 5.9 6.3 Take-off weight (kg) 70–95 80-110 100-130 Trimspeed (km/h) 36 36 36 Min. speed (km/h) 22 22 22 Max. speed (km/h) 46 46 46 Max. gliding ratio > 7 > 7 > 7 Min. sink rate (m/s) < 1.2 < 1.2 < 1.2 Certification DHV 1 DHV 1 DHV 1