Supair SAVAGE EN-C Glider

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Supair SAVAGE EN – C Glider EXPLORE NEW FRONTIERS

The SAVAGE was conceived by Supair to explore new frontiers. A light glider to move far and fast, whether at 15 m/s stepping on the bar or 3 m/s pushing on your hiking poles. A light glider to go far and to go fast. At 15m/s with the speed-bar or 3m/s on the walking poles.

Category: EN-C
Weight: 4.00 kg in M

ABOUT SAVAGE

SOUTH TO NORTH CROSSING OF THE ALPS, CROSS-COUNTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA, BIVOUAC FLIGHT IN THE HIMALAYAS, COMPETITION DEBUT, CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE, SAVAGE TAKES CARE OF THE REST.

Fast and safe, it was chosen by the Supair R&D team for their own use.

We received the first prototype in the office in autumn 2018. The finesse was already good from 40-50km/h, and the control was very responsive but we had judged the glider to be too thermally demanding at the time.

So we spent the next 6 months adjusting the dihedral (the arch) and the braking to get the ideal control. The adjustment that we were satisfied with allows the pilot to make a turn at high efficiency while keeping a sufficient margin with the point of Stall. The control effort is increasing and maximum before stall. The dwell action is direct.

The year 2019 has been dedicated to maximising the performance of the glider while remaining within the criteria of the EN-C homologation. This was followed by more than a hundred hours of Flight on all sizes, in sometimes perilous locations and sometimes difficult conditions, to finally the right one adjustment.

At the beginning of 2020, the SAVAGE is ready. It is stable in pitch/roll in accelerated mode and can be used efficiently near the terrain. The low speed regimes can be used for land at altitude. Taking off again is a formality. We have worked hard to tune each size, from XS to ML, to achieve the same performance.

COLOURS

Colour schemes: Polar, Fire(Orange), Earth(Green)

Savage Desc

WHETHER YOU ENDEAVOUR TO CROSS THE ALPS NORTHWARDS, FLY OVER THE FLATS OF SOUTH AFRICA, GO ON A HIMALAYAN VOL-BIV OR START IN COMPETITIVE XC; THE SAVAGE IS UP TO THE TASK. SAVAGE

FAST AND SAFE, IT HAS BEEN PICKED BY SUPAIR’S R&D DEPARTMENT PILOTS AS THEIR PERSONAL GLIDER FOR 2020.

Supair SAVAGE

We received the first prototype at our head office in Annecy during fall 2018. The glide ratio was already good between 40 and 50km/h and the control very direct but we found the glider too demanding in active air at the time.

So we spent the next 6 months setting up the canopy curve and brake distribution to get the ideal control over the glider. We finally went for a setting that enables a high-efficiency turn while maintaining a fair margin to the stall point. The effort on the brake line is increasing and reaches its maximum right before the stall point. The “catch” is efficient to stop surges.

Then, we dedicated 2019 to maximise the glider’s performance while staying within the EN-C certification criteria. After more than one hundred flying hours on all the different sizes, sometimes in unlikely places and rough conditions, we finally found the good setting.

Early 2020, the SAVAGE is ready. It is very stable around the pitch and roll axis at speed and enables the pilot to soar the ridge with efficiency. A usable low-speed range is available to land in altitude. Taking off again is a breeze. On the SAVAGE we put a good effort in making sure that all sizes through the range (from XS to ML) offer similar performance levels.

WARNING: While being fairly accessible, the SAVAGE remains a sport glider. It is C-class certified according to EN-926-2 norm on classifying paragliders.

Practically it means that :

1- To fly the SAVAGE in active air you must adopt active piloting techniques. We recommand this gliders for pilots flying at least 50hours a year and having SIV experience
2- At speed, to control the glider and prevent surges, you must use the bars mounted on the C-risers. The brake handles stay in your hands.
3- If you pull the brake handles in the abyss of your harness, you will certainly experience a stall. So take the appropriate time to get to know the glider.
4- If you register for an SIV course with the SAVAGE, progress slowly towards accelerated collapses. They require more piloting than a progression glider.

INSIGHTS :

“The SAVAGE is a sport-glider, with high shape stability at speed. For me performance and handling are very similar to the WILD’s. I gladly use it for vol biv or hike-&-fly competition or any kind of adventure where you need to fly fast without overthinking your piloting.”

MARTIN REBORD, PILOT. USUALLY TAKES OFF IN THE FRENCH ALPS. SOMETIMES LANDS IN LIECHTENSTEIN

” The SAVAGE is fast, precise and handy, usable over the whole speed range. Thanks to the light fabrics, inflation is a breeeze and the amplitude of the dynamic reactions in active air are limited. This is, in my opinion, the ideal tool and it looks good as well, what else could we ask for?”

JOËL FAVRE, PROFESSIONNAL. TEACHES CROSS-COUNTRY FLYING OVER THE WORD.

TECHNICAL DATA :

SAVAGE XS S M M-L
Cells 67 67 67 67
Flat surface area (m²) 22,5 24,5 26,0 27,5
Span (m) 12,09 12,62 13,00 13,37
Chord (m) 2,32 2,42 2,49 2,56
Flat aspect ratio 6,5 6,5 6,5 6,5
Projected surface area (m²) 18,88 20,57 21,82 23,08
Projected span (m) 9,37 9,78 10,07 10,36
Projected aspect ratio 4,65 4,65 4,65 4,65
Weight (kg) 3,60 3,80 4,00 4,30
Flying weight range (kg) 65-85 75-95 85-105 95-115
Certification Pending EN – LTF C EN – LTF C EN – LTF C
Risers 3+1 3+1 3+1 3+1

CHARACTERISTICS :

Piloting

  • Advanced pilots
  • Foot launch or tow launch

Equipment

  • Ultralightweight risers
  • Sharknose airfoil
  • Low-friction Ronstan pulleys
  • Low-friction rings
  • Smart mini-ribs
  • Big-ears kit
  • Wingtip cleaning system

Materials

  • Outter surface fabric: Porcher Sport Skytex 32 g/m² & Skytex 27 g/m2
  • Inner surface fabric: Porcher Sport Skytex 27 g/m²
  • Walls fabric: Porcher Sport Skytex 32 & 27 hard finish
  • Reinforcements fabric: Porcher Sport SR 170
  • Upper and intermediate lines: Edelrid
  • Lower lines: Edelrid & Liros

Certification

EN-926-1 and 2 and LTF91/09 – Class C Certified (XS size certification pending)

PRODUCT MAKE-UP :

  • SAVAGE Glider
  • Inner bag / Compression strap
  • Compact Case
  • Trek 130 Backpack
  • User’s manual (USB)
  • Repair kit

USER’S MANUAL

Format: PDF

Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
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