Kibo (DHV 1-2)
The UP Kibo is the true all-rounder, a cross-country wing for almost everyone. The handling is optimised for maximum performance in lift, and for transmitting information about the air to the pilot. It is thus a more communicative wing than, say, the new UP Makalu 4 – think of it as the ideal mix between a Makalu 4 and a Summit XC4. This makes it a great tool to learn and progress on, for pilots wishing a more relaxed flying experience than the Summit XC4 will offer, or for those eager to some day fly high-performance wings.
As with all UP wings, the new UP Kibo is designed to perform. Here at UP we think of our new baby as the perfect mile-muncher, going through XC kilometers like Smarties and being very relaxed about it all the way. The way it flies is reminiscent of the UP Summit XC4, just easier, so the novice XC pilot may clock up those important hours and km safe in the knowledge that the wing will be looking after them.
The UP Kibo uses a similar New Generation Aerofoil to the one used on the Summit XC and Trango XC Series' wings, but optimised for its own category. This means a moderate shark-nose shape, perfect for biting through turbulence and staying open when the going gets rough. Just like its performance siblings it converts bumps to altitude well, meaning it will help the budding XC pilot get the most out of every outing both in terms of flying pleasure and experience accrual.
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In the box: Ergonomic Backpack in size M for all but the largest glider model, which comes with the L back pack as standard, glider bag, compression strap, UP gift, UP sticker.
SIZE S S/M M L Surface area flat 22,9 24,9 27,0 29,0 Surface area projected 19,2 20,9 22,7 24,3 Flat span 11,5 12,0 12,5 12,9 Projected span 8,9 9,3 9,7 10,1 Flat aspect ratio 5,7 Projected aspect ratio 4,1 Number of chambers 49 Total line length incl. brake 256 268 278 289 Total # of lines incl. brake 138 Glider weight 4,4 4,7 5,0 5,4 Certification category Pending LTF/EN B LTF/EN B LTF/EN B Total takeoff weight 65-85 75-95 85-110 100-130
Location Material Top surface front Porcher Skytex 38 Universal Narrow stripe top Porcher Skytex 38 Universal Broad stripe top Porcher Skytex 38 Universal Top surface rear Porcher Skytex 38 Universal Bottom surface Dominico DOKDO 30 DMF (WR) Cell walls Porcher Skytex 40 Hard / Dominico DOKDO 30 DMF (WR) Gallery lines Liros DC120 (Dyneema unsheathed), Edelrid 8000U-130/090/070 (Aramid unsheathed) Middle lines Edelrid 8000U-130 (Aramid unsheathed) Main lines Edelrid 7950-200/150 (Dyneema sheathed) Brake lines Cousin 989-2,1 (Dyneema sheathed), Edelrid 8000U-130 (Aramid unsheathed)
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