PART OF YOUR LIFE !
In the Supair range, the LEAF is undoubtedly the glider which will put most smiles on faces. The young wolf hungry for distance and the wise old fox who values his peace of mind will both be satisfied with this glider designed for everyday use in all conditions.
The LEAF is a « REAL » EN B glider, designed to please any pilot able to fly a wing of this class.
Category : EN-B
Sizes : XS / S / M / L
Colors : Earth / Flower / Sunset
NO MORE OF THE OLD « HIGH B, LOW B » DEBATE,
WITH THE LEAF YOU CAN SIMPLY GO FLYING WITHOUT ASKING QUESTIONS.
The LEAF benefitted from close attention in the sail design, as evidenced in a sophisticated internal structure. Sup’Air Smart Mini Ribs allow for smooth airflow at the trailing edge and will last longer than conventional ones. The simple and fully sheathed line set will prevent trouble on take-off and the need for frequent re-trimming. Thin risers with low friction Ronstan pulleys are another sign of our quest for quality.
On inflation, the LEAF reveals its docile personality and rises smoothly above the pilot without lagging behind or overshooting, and once there it patiently waits for lift-off.
This sensation of comfort is again evident in the air. The LEAF immediately inspires confidence and leaves the pilot’s mind free to concentrate on analyzing the air mass and deciding on which route to take. A high level of passive safety will help the least experienced to cope better with turbulence, while the more accomplished pilots will handle strong conditions with more confidence. The glider is particularly undemanding on the pitch axis ; it stays centred above the pilot and doesn’t require constant correction.
This capacity to absorb a difficult air mass hasn’t come at the expense of enjoyment. Like all Sup’Air gliders, the LEAF produces a real gliding sensation and its natural agility makes it a real toy to fly in thermals. Widening, tightening, inverting the turn all come instinctively with a good margin for error for the novice pilots and enough precision to satisfy those with more experience.
Our test-flying programme in real conditions easily demonstrated the LEAF’s potential to explore the sky and discover wide open spaces. Thanks to high-end Ronstan pulleys, speedbar pressure is very soft and long transitions can be flown in relaxed mode. The LEAF will the faithful companion of the first XC league declarations and far beyond for anyone who doesn’t want their fun to be spoilt on big cross-country flights.
Foot- or tow launched
Thin risers with wide base
Low friction Ronstan pulleys
Low friction rings
Smart mini ribs
Wingtip cleaning system
Outer surface cloth : Porcher Sport Skytex 38 g/m²
Inner surface cloth : Porcher Sport Skytex 32 g/m²
Ribs cloth : Porcher Sport 32 hard finish
Tapes cloth : Porcher Sport SR 170
High and middle lines : Liros
Lower lines : Edelrid
EN 926 – 1 and 2 & LTF 91/09 – Class B
TECHNICAL DETAILS :
|Flat surface area (m²)||22.5||24.3||25.9||29.1|
|Flat aspect ratio||5.4||5.4||5.4||5.4|
|Projected surface area (m²)||18.9||20.4||21.8||24.4|
|Projected span (m)||8.5||8.9||9.2||9.7|
|Projected aspect ratio||3.8||3.8||3.8||3.8|
|Glider weight (kg)||4.5||4.7||4.9||5.4|
|N-flight weight range (kg)||60-80||75-95||80-105||100-130|
|Certification||EN 926 – 1 et 2 & LTF 91/09 – Classe B||EN 926 – 1 et 2 & LTF 91/09 – Classe B||EN 926 – 1 et 2 & LTF 91/09 – Classe B||EN 926 – 1 et 2 & LTF 91/09 – Classe B|
|Riser number||3 +1||3 +1||3 +1||3 +1|
PACKAGE CONTENT :
The LEAF is delivered with :
Glider LEAF, rucksack TREK 130L, rolling bag, Speedbar, pocket with repair kit, user manual ( USB)
SAFETY WARNING LEAF
Parachutal phases were observed on a few manufactured “Leaf” while pulling “Ears” in non-accelerated flight mode, the wing will come out of the parachutal phase as soon as the “Ears” are reopened.
Although we have not noticed it, this problem could also appear on high incidence phases, for example during winch towing take-offs.
After checking a few LEAF already manufactured, we found that some were actually set with a slow flying configuration and to the maximum allowed for certification approval tolerances, all sizes could be concerned.
To remedy the problem, we validated a new quicker setting for production on all new wings without modifying the certification characteristics.
For the LEAF owners with a serial number not ending with the letter “A”, we have a line kit available to eliminates the risk of a parachutal phase.
The line replacement can be done by either contacting your local dealer, a certified repair center, or the SUPAIR Customer Service Department directly :
Note: This problem does not concern the LEAF-LIGHT.
Safety note available here