Due to the bigger aspect ratio and the new profile, the Sceptic requires less thrust in horizontal flight than the Moscito-4 of small sizes. At the same time, the maximum speed is much higher – in a flight without engine we reached 83 km / h (Sceptic-17.5, 100 kg flight weight).
Take-off with a powerful engine is not a problem, landing in a zero wind requires attention and careful approach, in the presence of wind it’s not difficult.
Sceptic is good for slalom and convenient on the route – you can fly at a speed of 60 km / h without using an accelerator and with a relatively low fuel consumption.
Risers are equipped with a system that connects accelerator and trimmer – this allows the pilot to use the entire speed range of the paraglider, without being distracted by using trimmers.
Sceptic makes very high demands on the level of the pilot – we estimate a minimum experience of 200 hours, including at least one season on a less demanding paraglider of small size – for example Moscito-4-19 or 21 (depending on the weight of the pilot).
Vladimir Beliy took 2nd place in the Ukraine Championship 2017, flying Sceptic-17.5.
|flat surface, m2||16||17,5||19||21|
|V closed tr, km/h||50||50||50||50|
|V opened tr, km/h||60||60||60||60|
|V closed tr+acc, km/h||80||80||80||80|
|V closed tr+acc, km/h||83||83||83||83|
|in-flight weight, kg||60-130||70-140||80-150||90-160|
|flat surface, m2||13.59||14.87||16.14||17.83|
|projected surface, m2.||4.6||4.6||4.6||4.6|
|projected wingspan, m||7.52||7.87||8.2||8.61|
|root chord, m||2.024||2.117||2.206||2.138|
|tip chord, m||0.424||0.444||0.463||0.486|
|ткань||Skytex 9017 E29A, E25A|
|концы||25 мм polyester|