|Linear scaling factor||0.97||1||1.03||1.05|
|Projected area (m²)||19.5||20.7||21.8||22.9|
|Flat area (m²)||23.3||24.8||26||27.3|
|Glider weight (kg)||4.6||4.9||5.1||5.4|
|Total line length (m)||224||238||250||262|
|Number of main lines (A/B/C)||3/4/3|
|Flat aspect ratio||6.3|
|Projected aspect ratio||4.7|
|Root chord (m)||2.41||2.5||2.54||2.6|
|Flat span (m)||12.2||12.6||12.9||13.2|
|Projected span (m)||9.6||9.9||10.2||10.4|
|Trim speed (km/h)||39|
|Top speed (km/h)||57|
|Min sink (m/s)||1|
|EN weight range (kg)||65-85||80-100||90-112||105-125|
The TALA is a reassuring three liner for XC pilots who want the great performance in a fun glider that is safe, simple, and lightweight.
The TALA is for pilots looking for an accessible, EN-C rated, high-performance wing. It is good all-round wing that performs well in serial competitions and hike-and-fly.
In recent years gliders have become very complicated, with more cells, more ribs, and a lot of plastic. The TALA is a wing that has a low cell count (Simple Cells) and a very clean leading edge (Cord Cut Billow).
The Tala is a wing that has a small number of cells (Simple Cells) but whose leading edge is perfectly clean (Cord Cut Billow). By working on the combination of different groups of cells, we were able to make the Tala with only 50 cells, reducing the weight, the total line length and the complexity of the wing.
The Tala is an authentic three-liner, from the bottom to the top of the line. For each half-wing it has 3 lines per row, and only two splits on the two central lines. The third outside line is split in two, making it easy to make effective big ears.
The unsheathed line used is flexible and easy to untangle. The total length of line on the Tala M is only 238 m, which is close to two-riser wings. The weight of the Tala M is just 4.9 kg, achieved without using delicate lightweight materials.