Spread your wings like a bird, step lightly into the air and simply fly away: the ALPHA 6 is your perfect partner for making this a reality. Latest technology combined with the highest quality materials ensure your pleasure and safety while you learn, and for long afterwards. Maximum flying fun guaranteed. ALPHA 6: Come fly with me.
Lift off with ease
The ALPHA 6 benefits from a newly conceived lining design, with fewer support points and lines. This simple array is easy to see and quick to sort. The ALPHA 6 is straightforward to takeoff and fly. Weight is minimal, achieved by a sophisticated internal structure and state-of-the-art construction materials.
Innovative design technology gives the ALPHA 6 plenty of safety reserves. High internal wing pressure is maintained by the combination of an “Air Scoop” leading edge and the traditional ADVANCE semi-circular air intakes. This feature gives the ALPHA 6 a very low stall point and unmistakably clear and progressive brake loading. The pilot gains a significant safety plus from these handling advances.
The ALPHA 6 was not just designed for learning; it is especially suitable for what comes after. It’s intended for pilots who appreciate a lot of safety when combined with notable performance. Through its modern design technology – including “3D-Shaping” at the leading edge and an intricate diagonal rib concept – it demonstrates a very respectable performance level among A-Class wings.
Technology & Features
Reduced line setup
Only three line levels and two gallery floors. Simpler and easier to see makes short work of line sorting. The completely revised ALPHA6 line concept results in 20% fewer line meters and 35 % fewer line items. Its hardly ecessary to point out that this considerable reduction in total line length clearly improves glide performance at trim speed and especially when accelerated.
Safer with a deeper airflow breakaway point
Modern “Air Scoop Technology’ at the leading edge now applies to the ALPHA 6. Combined with the typical ADVANCE semi-circular intakes this feature results in a significantly lower separation point with clearly progressive brake loading. Brake travel is 15 % longer than the ALPHA 5 value, so passive safety is enhanced.
“Easy Connect System” for safer hook in
The ALPHA 6 risers have a new “Easy Connect System”, which helps the pilot hook in correctly by using a coloured marking system. This reduces the probability of the nervous beginner connecting a twisted riser, or attaching the risers to the wrong carabiners. For maximum compatibility among ADVANCE products the same coloured markings will also apply, in future, to all ADVANCE harness suspension points.
Big Ear system with “Quick Snap”
Big ears made easy. The ALPHA 6 outer A-line has its own easily reachable riser, making it easy to pull effective big ears. Taking off with both A-risers in hand is also simplified by the “Quick-Snap” magnet system which holds them together on the ground. Line sorting remains child’s play. After pull up the risers separate and take up their flying position.
1. Ceramic rings for silent and frictionless line guidance
2. Swivel connections prevent brake line twisting.
3. Plastic covered magnets for secure stowage
4. Brake handle size varies in accordance with wing size
With COMFORTPACK 2
For maximum compactness, we supply the following backpack sizes. Optionally, the backpack size can be freely selected:
ALPHA 6 22: COMFORTPACK 2 100L
ALPHA 6 24 and 26: COMFORTPACK 2 115L
ALPHA 6 28 and 31: COMFORTPACK 2 130L
One colour chocolate/vivid blue.
ALPHA 6 22 24 26 28 31 Number of cells 39 39 39 39 39 Number of risers 3+1 3+1 3+1 3+1 3+1 Flat surface m2 22.1 24.0 26.1 28.5 31.9 Projected surface m2 18.9 20.6 22.3 24.4 27.3 Aspect ratio 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 Projected aspect ratio 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 Span m 10.3 10.8 11.2 11.7 12.4 Projected span m 8.2 8.6 8.9 9.3 9.9 Glider weight kg 4.30 4.55 4.75 5.25 5.75 Recommended takeoff weight kg 50-70 60-80 70-95 85-110 100-130 Increased takeoff weight kg 70-85 80-95 95-110 110-125 130-145 Trim speed kmh 38+/-1 38+/-1 38+/-1 38+/-1 38+/-1 Max. speeds km/h 48+/-2 48+/-2 48+/-2 48+/-2 48+/-2 Certification Recommended takeoff weight EN/LTF A EN/LTF A EN/LTF A EN/LTF A EN/LTF A Certification increased takeoff weight EN/LTF A EN/LTF A EN/LTF A EN/LTF A EN/LTF A