We started using the new design winglets on our Combat gliders. The winglets have been developed by our Swiss dealer Markus Eggimann and have been tested by our top pilots during competitions in various weather conditions.
New winglets have several advantages over conventional winglets. The weight of new winglets in spite of larger size did not increase:
- Due to improved design they join to the wing more cleanly.
- The climbing efficiency with new winglets is higher.
- The glider seams to have better coordination, although handling remains the same.
- The glider with new winglets has got more directional stability on glide, which is more noticeable in turbulent air.