BIRDY

The “Swiss army knife”

made in Supair

A versatile, fun and safe glider.


Category : EN-A

Weight : 4,2 kg in size M

Sizes : XS / S / M / M-L / L

Colors : Honey / Lilac / Topaz

 

 

 

designed-in-annecy

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Inserted in the range between the Eona 3 and the Leaf 2 Light, the Birdy is the “Swiss army knife” made in SUPAIR.

The key word during the design of the Birdy was “versatility” . Intended primarily to be the first acquisition of a pilot leaving school, its program is not limited to that.

Thanks to an assembly of different materials – depending on the areas of the wing – the Birdy is both light and compact without compromising its hold over time. High unsheathed lines and a “performance oriented” design “make the Birdy a top wing in its class.

An intuitive and fun turn will allow the pilot to progress quickly and have fun in the air.

Ils en parlent :

“I had the chance to try out this magnificent wing for a short two-day bivouac flight from Annecy to Les Bauges. The Birdy directly blew me away. There is little air and yet the glider rises on its own and does not overtake me .Three steps and I’m already in the air. I’m used to flying more technical gliders. Now I feel like I’m rediscovering the paragliding of my early days with the performance and the speed… it’s crazy! The conditions are quite strong but the glider remains ultra quiet, I am super serene. I spend most of the early part of the flight taking photos and videos. I am not in active flight mode and yet the glider is doing its job. My friends have taken off a few minutes before me and I have to catch up with them. I push the speedbar and I’m surprised to see that I don’t degrade too much. It’s really not bad. In thermals it’s very easy. The glider doesn’t shoot, the turn is very intuitive and the brake is really soft. In the very small I am unbeatable with this new toy. It turns in place and I can really centre the lift. We cross the lake and head for the Roc des Boeufs. I can compare my glide with the guns around me and frankly the Birdy has nothing to be ashamed of. It’s just crazy to have such an easy glider with really good performance. We spend the afternoon walking around the massif and decide to land on a summit at the end of the day. The approach is easy and the low speeds very safe. I landed like a flower on a tiny piece of grass. It would have been much more technical with my competition glider. In the evening I fall asleep by the fire and we fly back the next day in the first thermals that come out on the East faces.This wing seems to me to be ideal for pilots who are looking for a safe compromise but who want to have some great flights. It’s a great machine, with great potential for great adventures and offers unprecedented passive safety and tranquillity”

TOM DE DORLODOT

DONNÉES TECHNIQUES :

 

BIRDYXSSMM-LL
Number of cells 44 44 44 44 44
Flat area (m²) 21,25 23,6 26,5 28,3 30,5
Span (m) 10,25 10,81 11,45 11,83 12,28
Chord (m) 2,54 2,68 2,84 2,93 3,05
Flat aspect ratio 4,95 4,95 4,95 4,95 4,95
Projected area (m²) 18,03 20,2 22,48 24,01 25,88
Projected span (m) 8,11 8,55 9,06 9,36 9,72
Projected Aspect Ratio 3,68 3,68 3,68 3,68 3,68
Glider weight (kg) 3,30 3,84 4,20 4,40 4,60
Flying weight range (kg) 50-70 65-85 80-105 90-115 105-130
Certification EN – LTF A EN – LTF A EN – LTF AEN – LTF AEN – LTF A
Number of risers 3 3 3 3 3

CHARACTERISTICS :

 

Piloting
Beginners et leasure pilots
Foot launch or tow launch

Equipmen
Ergonomic risers
Sharknose
Nitinol on big openings
Low-friction rings
Smart mini-ribs
Big-ears kit
Wingtip cleaning system
Removable kit of C-Steering

Materials
Outter surface fabric : Dominico D30 soft, Dominico D20 soft
Inner surface fabric : Porcher Sport Skytex 27 g/m² soft

Walls fabric : MJTec 32 g/m² hard finish, Porcher Sport Skytex 27 g/m² hard finish
Reinforcements fabric : Porcher Sport

Upper and intermediate lines : Edelrid
Lower lines : Edelrid

Certification
Norme EN 926 – 1 et 2 et LTF 91/09 – Class A

COMPOSITION :
  • Glider BIRDY
  • Trek 90/110 backpack
  • Compact Case
  • Speedbarr
  • User’s manual (USB)
  • Repair kit