Wills Wings Alpha
The Alpha 180 uses the same F3-60 size control bar as the Falcon 4 145, and the Alpha 210 uses a new Falcon 3 64 control bar size between that of the Falcon 4 170 and Falcon 4 195.
The Alphas fly very slowly, and are very docile and easy in handling, take-off and landing, and yet they have exceptionally good soaring performance – better in fact in very light lift and small thermals than a Falcon. Unlike the Condor, the Alpha is a fully airworthy, utility class glider, and can be flown in any reasonable flying conditions, and purchased by new students or experienced pilots. The Alpha is a better first purchase glider for most new pilots than a Falcon, and almost as easy for first training flights as a Condor. In some ways the Alphas are easier for students than the Condor, because they are smaller gliders, and therefore easier to ground handle if there is wind. The Alpha’s launching speed is not quite as slow as the Condor 330, but it is noticeably slower than a Falcon.
|Specification||Alpha 180||Alpha 210|
|Glider Weight (lbs)||46||51|
|Hook-In Weight (lbs)||120-200||150-280|
|Optimum Body Weight (lbs)||120-150||150-220|
|Length (in bag) (in)||215||228|
|HGMA Certified||August 24, 2015|
- 7075-T6 Drawn Seamless Keel Tubing
- 7075-T6 Drawn Seamless Leading Edge
- 7075-T6 Drawn Seamless Crossbar
- 7075-T6 Pre-formed Battens
- Ball-type Crossbar Center
- Full Leading Edge Mylar Pocket and Mylar Insert
- Rear Crossbar Haulback System
- Deluxe Glider Bag, Control Bar Bag, Batten Bag, and Velcro Sail Ties
- Spare Parts Kit, Team Hat, Bumper sticker
- Comprehensive Owner / Service Manual and Batten Diagram
The standard control bar on the Alpha features round downtubes and a round, straight basetube. A round, speedbar basetube is an available upgrade. This control bar configuration will accept either the 5 inch diameter Hall wheels or the 8 inch or 10 inch diameter Finsterwalder wheels, mounted directly on the basetube.
Sail Colors and Material
All panels in the Alpha sail are made with 4 oz woven sailcloth, and are available for use of colored sailcloth. Inventory gliders will have factory selected colors on Panel One (top surface leading edge) and Panel 5 (bottom surface), and customers can select their own colors for these panels, for the normal $150 custom color choice charge. When custom color choice is selected, additional color choices can be selected for Panel 2 (top surface immediately behind Panel 1) and Panel 3 (mid-chord panel), and panel 4 (trailing edge panel) for an additional $75 per (full span) panel.
|Custom Sail Patterns – Quoted on Request|
|CUSTOMER COLOR CHOICE||01A-A1||$150.00|
|COLORED #2, #3 OR #4 PANEL||01A-A6||$75.00|
Some options may be incompatible with others. See your Wills Wing dealer for details.