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Originally, the goal was to have a simple design with the best performance possible. This is how the concept name was derived – Super Simple → SuSi! The new SuSi 3 is a hike&fly all-round glider, suitable for various pilots and applications – from basic hike&fly to extreme mountaineering and strong wind soaring. The new SuSi 3 covers all of these applications with ease.

Pilot profile

The SuSi 3 is perfect for the low-level B pilot looking for a forgiving lightweight wing, or for those choosing to operate on the upper side of the weight range, providing the lightest and fastest equipment for extreme mountaineering or high-wind soaring conditions. The extensive weight range offered within the SuSi3 lineup provides you with all the options to choose the right size for whatever your adventure demands. We’ve developed a chart to assist you in choosing the right glider for your application.

If you are looking for basic wing behaviour from a low EN-B glider, then choose according to the fields with a green background. Those seeking fun in the blue background with higher loadings will notice the increased trim-speed, requiring greater pilot experience. The glider’s behaviour still remains predictable, and provides greater flying options, such as strong-wind soaring opportunities.

How does it fly?

The concept of Super-Simple relates not only to the construction, but even more to the flying characteristics. The SuSi 3 is one of the most forgiving and easiest wings on the market – now proven with the certification (EN-B in many sizes and loadings). Simplest launching and a rock-solid canopy which defies the roughest turbulence are just a couple of the key characteristics of the SuSi 3.

Turning response is reminiscent to playing a high-speed video game – agile and responsive. Manoeuvres – such as Big-Ears, B-Stall or Spirals – are easy to achieve and are uncomplicated.

Speed system acceleration is excellent and the glider remains ultra-stable throughout the complete bar range, extending your adventure playground. So you have a great scope for manoeuvres in your adventures.

Construction & Features

Weight: An overall optimized construction, in combination with the lightest materials made it possible to realise our smallest packing volume glider ever and reduces the glider weight dramatically – 1.85kg for the size 13 is a clear statement to the market.

Performance and Speed: A new airfoil and further improvements in the design increase performance by half a glide angle. That’s why the SuSi 3 matches (and in some cases smashes) many EN-B wings. Depending on the loading/glider size chosen, the SuSi 3 can accelerate by more than +20km/h when utilising speed-bar, resulting in a maximum top-speed of way over 60 km/h (size 14 with top parameter loading!).

Risers: As you’d expect, the new Dyneema braid style riser-set is also designed for ultra-low weight.

New Sizing: Long time requested, and now we’ve delivered. The size 13 will be the smallest and fastest size offering within the SuSi 3 range – aimed squarely at #speedjunkies. Perched at the top of the range, the 23 is the largest, focusing on the needs of the current intermediate / developing pilot.

Size

13, 16, 18, 21, 23

Size1316182123
Minimum Weight (kg)6075708372
Maximum Weight (kg)878997108122
RatingDCCCB
Glider Weight (kg)1.862.052.292.562.81
Number of Cells3434343434
Projected Area (m^2)11.7413.7215.5517.7019.79
Flat Area (m^2)13.6415.9518.0620.5722.99
Projected Span (m)6.567.097.558.068.53
Flat Span (m)8.138.799.369.9910.56
Projected Aspect Ratio3.673.673.673.673.67
Flat Aspect Ratio4.854.854.854.854.85
Root Chord (m)0.000.000.000.000.00

Air Design SuSi 3

$2,700.00

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• This product is a custom order and production times can vary significantly. Add it to your cart and submit your order or contact us directly for specific production timeline information.

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Product Attributes

Lightweight / Hike & Fly
Miniwing/Speedwing

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