FIDES 3 is a new wing in the school range, designed for paragliding students at the training slope and during their first thermal flights.
FIDES 3 is a school wing, designed for paragliding students at the training slope and during their first thermal flights. A good handling and maneuverability will help the student to adopt the right feeling for the free flight. Its stability will also help to discover the first thermals flights in stress free and safe conditions.
The FIDES 3 is excellent to fly and very stable should the rough air be experienced. FIDES 3 is one of our best gliders to experience our sport.
The main distinctive features are:
- easy to get ready for the take off
- very easy take off
- well balanced handling to allow pilots quickly master the flying skills
- stable in the rough air
- performance that is easy to utilize
- intuitive and easy landing
- ease to fly
- presumable behavior in manouvres
- EN / LTF certification
Each glider is delivered with:
- free Porter bag
- free T-shirt SKY TEAM
R&D team comments:
The goal was to produce a robust glider while preserving the qualities of flight and Sky Paragliders touch, handling and feeling.
FIDES 3 (2011-2013) S M L XL Layout (m2) 23.11 25.19 26.91 29.11 Layout span (m) 10.42 10.84 11.28 11.70 Layout aspect ratio 4.70 4.70 4.70 4.70 Projected surface (m2) 20.51 22.19 23.89 25.84 Projected span (m) 8.27 8.60 8.92 9.28 Projected aspect ratio 3.33 3.33 3.33 3.33 Number of cells 38 38 38 38 Weight of the glider (kg) 4.10 4.45 4.70 4.90 Take-off weight (kg) 58-82 73-97 88-112 102-130 Trimspeed (km/h) 37 37 37 37 Min. speed (km/h) 22 22 22 22 Max. speed (km/h) 47 47 47 47 Min. sink rate (m/s) <1.15 <1.15 <1.15 <1.15 Certification EN A EN A EN A EN A Certification LTF A LTF A LTF A LTF A
The canopy is made out of DOKDO material produced by a South Korean textile factory, Dominico Textiles. To achieve high quality and increase the durability of the canopy, we combine several material and coatings. The upper panels are made from DOKDO-N20 DMF (WR), 36 grams per square metre.
Profiles are made of DOKDO-N30 DFM.
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The material is made of Nylon 6.6 fibres (PA fibres) produced by Du Pont. The weaving pattern is the so called RipStop structure.
The lines on the FIDES 3 are of the highest quality and are supplied by the German firm EDELRID. These lines have high resistance against mechanical abrasion as well as a high degree of length stability.
For the upper cascade we used ELDERID 7850–080 lines. These lines are one millimetre in diameter; the core is manufactured out of “dyneema” and the outer sheath from polyester. The lower lines are EDELRID 7850-200 (1.6 mm) and 7850-160 (1.5 mm) and main brake lines are from EDELRID 7850–200.
The risers are made from 20 mm wide webbing manufactured by our supplier MOUKA TIŠNOV. The suspension lines are connected to the risers by means of quick links (maillons) made by the French supplier Maillon Rapide.