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Tala Lite

EN/LTF-C

With a mix of carefully allocated 27, 34, and 40 gram cloth the EN-C certified TALA LITE feels like its parent – a reassuring three-liner with safe, fun and efficient characteristics.

  • Eyes wide-open safety
  • Cord cut billow (CCB)
  • Optimised line layout
  • Progressive stability
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Size

23 25
S M

Specs

  S M
Linear scaling factor 1 1.03
Projected area (m²) 19.5 20.7
Flat area (m²) 23.3 24.8
Glider weight (kg) 3.8 4
Total line length (m) 224 238
Height (m) 7.1 7.44
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/4/3
Cells 50
Flat aspect ratio 6.3
Projected aspect ratio 4.7
Root chord (m) 2.4 2.5
Flat span (m) 12.2 12.5
Projected span (m) 9.6
Trim speed (km/h) 39
Top speed (km/h) 57
Min sink (m/s) 1
Best glide 10
In-flight weight range (kg) 65-90 80-100
Certification EN/LTF-C

Info

Extra water, food or beer could make up for the almost 1.1 kg of weight we have skimmed off the TALA (without losing much durability). With a mix of carefully allocated 27, 34, and 40 gram cloth the EN-C certified TALA LITE feels like its parent – a reassuring three-liner with safe, fun and efficient characteristics.

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Tech

Eyes wide-open safety

Gliders that talk are safer. Safer gliders make pilots perform better. Better performing pilots fly further. Further flying pilots are happier pilots. Eyes Wide-open Safety produces happier pilots.

Cord cut billow (CCB)

Das Cord Cut Billow System wurde entwickelt um die Oberflächenqualität, das Widerstandsvermögen und die aerodynamische Güte eines Gleitschirmes zu verbessern. Im Wesentlichen besteht das CCB aus zwei längsverlaufenden Nähten auf dem Obersegel, um den 3D Ballooning Effekt der Eintrittskanten bei einem befüllten Schirm zu verbessern. Das System reduziert die Falten und Knitterstellen, die entlang der Rippen an der Nase des Gleitschirmes verlaufen, erheblich. Nicht nur, dass diese Falten am Obersegel vorkommen, sie haben auch Auswirkungen auf die Rippen selbst, da sie die Profiltreue verändern und die Rippenstabilität reduzieren. Das CCB bringt generelle Verbesserung in der Leistung und ein Mehr an Stabilität im Segel. Das ist ein signifikanter Schritt nach vorne in der Konstruktion von Gleitschirmen.

Optimised line layout

Over the years we have perfected our system of optimising the line layout of our wings. We use numerous equations, software, and the plain old guess-and-check method to build our line layouts. The result is simple: fewer lines making stronger, faster gliders.

Progressive stability

Progressive stability has been designed into all our gliders to help pilots feel turbulence and avoid it. This makes for safer and more comfortable flying.

Target

If you have a lightweight tent, a -10 degree sleeping bag, a gas burner, a reversible harness, a GPS tracker and a flexible job, the TALA LITE is your paraglider. The TALA LITE is designed specifically for the adventurer in you. Its performance, safety and weight are ideal for those long isolated vol-bivouac flights. High up on an alpine summit, the TALA LITE will be your best companion.


Bruce's notes

In 1985, Brian Milton and I founded the 444 Club. We wanted members to attempt to follow migratory birds for 444 km across the Alps. Nobody accomplished the goal with the early hang gliders but I have always wanted to design a paraglider that could. The TALA LITE is the tool for the modern-day 444 Club member. Like the TALA, the TALA LITE is a wing that has a low cell count (Simple Cells) and a very clean leading edge (Cord Cut Billow) making the low cell count (50 cells) feasible thus reducing the weight, line consumption and complexity of the paraglider. The TALA LITE is a true three-liner from top to bottom. It has three main lines in the span-wise direction and only two levels of lines on the first and second main lines. The third main lines split twice making big ears easy and effective. The TALA LITE only has 238m of total line, which is close to most two-liners.

Flying Level / Style

Package includes

BGD T-shirt / Riser bag / Stuff sack / Repair kit / Speed bar / Rucksack / Paraglider / BGD stickers / USB stick with manuals / Compression strap