|Area flat (m²)||21,52||22,68||24,10||26,07|
|Area projected (m²)||18,44||19,43||20,65||22,34|
|Wingspan flat (m)||11,75||12,06||12,43||12,93|
|Wingspan projected (m)||9,43||9,68||9,98||10,38|
|Aspect ratio flat||6,41||6,41||6,41||6,41|
|Aspect ratio projected||4,92||4,92||4,92||4,92|
|Glider weight (kg)||3,7||3,9||4,1||4,3|
|Certified weight range (kg)||60 - 85||75 - 95||85 - 105||95 - 115|
HOW DOES THE SPICE GLIDE?
The SPICE interprets the CAYENNE recipe in a new way: with lightweight ingredients!
Like the CAYENNE, the SPICE has short brake line travel that turns every control input into immediate altitude gains. It has plenty of reserve energy to let you adjust your turning radius and bank angle without losing speed. Thanks to minor trim adjustments, the SPICE flies more directly, which is particularly noticeable in the new size XXS with a takeoff weight range of 60-85kg. Like the CAYENNE, the SPICE flies as if it were on rails and demonstrates an impressive resistance to collapses, even at high speeds. The smooth speed system reveals its full performance potential.
The SPICE’s launch behavior is like that of a hike&fly glider. This is due to the low weight of the canopy that kites neatly even in challenging conditions, letting the pilot lift off early.
Like the CAYENNE, the SPICE is positioned as an EN/LTF-C performance glider. Pilots who want to tap into the full potential of this sports class glider should be well versed in active flying and have the appropriate flying experience. When flown by an experienced hand, the SPICE’s high stability and excellent handling offer the ultimate experience in strong thermals and fast glides through turbulent air.