The TEQUILA4 is a real pleasure wing. It launches super easily, has great handling, and its climb performance is outstanding. With its superb glide performance and relatively high maximum speed, you can enjoy long XC flights while feeling safe because the T4 has plenty of safety reserve. The T4 is quite forgiving, making it the right choice for talented beginners. We even classify the glider as suitable for training because its extreme flight behavior doesn’t even come close to exhausting the limits of the EN/LTF-B category.
For a glider with this safety potential, the TEQUILA4’s performance is really phenomenal. Like its big brother, the CHILI3, it climbs extraordinarily well and its fantastic glider performance will blow your mind. If you have XC ambitions, it makes a lot of sense to use an aerodynamic harness with the T4 to take full advantage of its potential. Thanks to its agile but forgiving handling, it’s easy to latch onto thermals and stay and top.
The TEQUILA4 is an EN-B glider, but we declare it to be suitable for training because of its gentle reaction to disturbances. Brake line travel up to the stall point is long thanks to JET FLAPS. Control pressure is comfortably light in the upper range and increases markedly as you pull. Like our other gliders, the TEQUILA4 passed DHV certification without the use of folding lines. If safety is your main concern, the T4 is your ideal companion. It’s also ideally suited to pilots who are a little rusty or only have the chance to fly now and then.
Test flight from our head of R&D Alex Höllwarth
The TEQUILA4 uses quite a few construction details from the CHILI3. But unlike the CHILI3, the T4 sports three main lines per level and per side. Despite this, it still only has an averages total line length of 240m.
Rigid Foils in the leading edge ensure a light profile contour with a stable shape. C-wires dampen the wing’s trailing edge and help the TEQUILA4 take full advantage of every thermal. All reinforcements are made of indestructible plastic and are bend resistant. A special packing method is unnecessary.
Lines and Sail:
We have equipped the TEQUILA4 completely with sheathed lines. This makes them very robust and suitable for regular use. The T4 also uses the proven hybrid line concept, adjusted for different load cases. Thanks to its clever design, the TEQUILA4 in size S uses only 230m of lines, which boosts performance enormously. Regarding the wing fabric, we chose the high quality Porcher materials that keep the weight down while offering a high degree of durability.
Mini Ribs on the trailing edge improve brake behavior and ensure better form drag. The optimized brake line gathering system reduces control pressure. 3D-shaping behind the leading edge on the upper sail ensures fewer wrinkles and also contributes to an advantageous form drag.
|TEQUILA4 LTF09: B I EN: B|
|area flat in m²||22,17||25,54||28,30||30,32|
|wingspan flat in m||10,74||11,52||12,13||12,56|
|aspect ratio flat||5,20||5,20||5,20||5,20|
|area projected in m||18,85||21,72||24,06||25,78|
|wingspan projected in m||8,50||9,12||9,61||9,94|
|aspect ratio projected||3,84||3,84||3,84||3,84|
|max. profile length in cm||249||267||281||291|
|min. profile length in cm||61||65||68||71|
|middle linelength in cm (w/o riser)||629||675||710||735|
|maximum line length in m||214||230||242||250|
|weight in kg||4,7||5,3||5,6||5,9|
|weight range in kg from – to||55-75||70-95||85-110||100-130|
|jet flap technology||yes||yes||yes||yes|