A safe, fun and capable wing to learn on … and keep progressing on, long after flying school.
|Linear scaling factor||0.9||0.96||1||1.04||1.08|
|Projected area (m²)||17.8||19.5||21.2||22.9||24.6|
|Flat area (m²)||21||23||25||27||29|
|Glider weight (kg)||3.9||4.3||4.7||5.1||5.5|
|Total line length (m)||202||222||241||260||280|
|Number of main lines (A/B/C)||3/4/3|
|Flat aspect ratio||4.7|
|Projected aspect ratio||3.5|
|Root chord (m)||2.6||2.7||2.8||2.9||3.1|
|Flat span (m)||10.1||10.5||10.9||11.4||11.8|
|Projected span (m)||7.9||8.27||8.6||8.9||9.3|
|Trim speed (km/h)||38|
|Top speed (km/h)||50|
|Min sink (m/s)||1|
|In-flight weight range (kg)||50-70||60-80||75-95||88-108||100-125|
The Magic takes safety and performance to whole new levels, in a colourful and fun-to-fly package. It’s easy to launch, a joy to thermal and exceptionally roll stable, helping students avoid unintentional side-to-side oscillations.
The Magic lightens the workload of learning to fly without reducing the fun: great BGD handling and quick responses ensure it’s always a joy. It has good pitch stability, gently biting forward into lift and reacting very nicely in thermals.
Robust and durable materials mean it can cope with the rigours of training, but modern materials manage this without making it heavy – the M size is 4.9kg.
If you fly already, you’ll know it – that feeling. The first time your feet leave the ground, the thrill of gliding through the air extinguishing any clammy pre-launch nerves. The pure joy of free flight!
The feeling grows, flight after flight, spilling over like Grimm’s Magic Porridge Pot, never running out. The Magic is the perfect partner, from a pilot’s first fly-downs until they are confidently soaring, thermalling and exploring. EN/LTF-A security keeps them safe while BGD handling and solid performance encourage confident progression.
The Magic is a wing for pilots to train on, and to keep progressing on long after their school days are behind them.
With the Magic I wanted to design the perfect glider for a student to learn on and then to continue to progress with after school, a One Glider concept. The Magic has the safety beginners need, and will continue to look after them as they grow in confidence and become more adventurous.
Its spiral behaviour is astounding! Spiral stability can be a problem with low aspect-ratio beginner wings, but we have tested the Magic extensively with different inclinations and sink rates, and never, ever has it stayed in a spiral, once! This is very unusual for a school glider and is a big safety bonus.
The brake travel to the stall point is long (72cm) so pilots won’t find themselves accidentally stalling or spinning the wing either. In short I am very excited about the Magic and sure it will bring ‘that feeling’ to whoever flies it.
Bruce and Tom discuss some of the technical features incorporated into the design of the Magic. More