Advance Epsilon 5 (PAST MODEL)

£2,849.00

Product code: ADVNC-EPSLN5

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Status: Past model

Condition: New

EPSILON 5 - Discover a new Horizon! The new EPSILON 5 is placed right in the middle of the DHV 1-2 category and offers a very high level of passive safety. Thanks to the well known ADVANCE handling, the Epsilon 5 is a superb wing for long thermal flights. This wing will help inexperienced pilots realise their flying aspirations and take the first steps towards XC flying.

Advance Epsilon 5

EPSILON 5 - Discover a new Horizon!

The new EPSILON 5 is placed right in the middle of the DHV 1-2 category and offers a very high level of passive safety. Thanks to the well known ADVANCE handling, the Epsilon 5 is a superb wing for long thermal flights. This wing will help inexperienced pilots realise their flying aspirations and take the first steps towards XC flying.

EPSILON 5 - More about...

Characteristics, feaures and innovations of the EPSILON 5...

Advance Epsilon 5 > Characteristics

The EPSILON 5 is aimed primarily at occasional pilots with a preference for thermal flights and helps them expand their flying horizons. The balanced ADVANCE handling together with the wing’s high intrinsic stability make lengthy thermal flights pure pleasure.

The excellent performance increases the appeal of the EPSILON 5 for pilots switching from a higher class. The enormous margin of passive safety means that the DHV 1-2 glider can also be flown by talented beginners.

Advance Epsilon 5 > Features

Outstanding features of the new EPSILON 5:

  • excellent handling in thermal conditions
  • high passive safety
  • high intrinsic stability
  • flawless take-off characteristics 
  • good performance even in accelerated flight

Advance Epsilon 5 > Innovations

A few of the many innovations of the Epsilon 5...

Improved big ears system
The EPSILON 5 now has separated A-risers to make the big ears manoeuvre easier. Thanks to the innovative Quick-Snap system, the risers are automatically separated only after take-off and joined together again on the ground, thereby facilitating ground handling.

Designed with body size in mind
The EPSILON 5 is fitted with risers of different length depending on the canopy size, so that even small pilots can reach them at all times. The size of the brake handles also varies according to canopy size.

Enhanced Speed & Performance Indicator (SPI)
A Speed & Performance Indicator (SPI) attached to the D-risers now displays the current position on the polar curve and helps the pilot select the best flying speed.

More efficient acceleration system
The pretension ratio of the A, B and C levels has been precisely tailored to the profile by exhaustive calculations. This brings about an improvement in performance as well as canopy stability in accelerated flight. The latter makes it possible to exploit the entire speed range with the EPSILON 5, even in turbulent air.

New line geometry
Thanks to a refined line geometry, it has been possible to reduce the intermediate line groups of the EPSILON 5 to two levels. The overall decrease in line length brings about a reduction in drag and improves line sorting on the ground. During big ears, the new line geometry enables more extensive collapsing of the wingtips, with a significant improvement in the effectiveness of the manoeuvre.

Advance Epsilon 5 > Other details

Advance are reknowned for their great attention to detail...

Brake Line Swivels & Dirt Removal Holes

The brake line swivel is another innovative idea from ADVANCE. It prevents the brake lines from twisting up if you usually fly with a wrap.

The hook and loop fastener openings at the wing tips make the removal of dirt and debris much easier.

Leading Edge Design & Winglets

Mylar reinforced cell walls and leading edge for an easy take off. The leading edge of the canopy is pre-shaped ready for inflation on the ground due to the layout of the reinforcing.  The stability in accelerated flight is enhanced due to this reinforcing.

The partly closed cells make the leading edge more solid and the air circulation and pressures in the glider are more evenly distributed.

All the stitching is internal to prevent the seams from wear.

The winglets, which are an important aerodynamic element, are a trademark of our wings. They reduce the turbulence at the wingtip (Vortex-effect) and can improve the handling.

Advance Epsilon 5 > Certification

Our R & D Team considers the certification tests from the start of the development process. But to be fully satisfied with the wing - behaviour, pleasure, performance - remains our first priority.

All sizes of the EPSILON 5 are certified according to LTF/DHV 1-2 requirements, with the speed system.

Testreport DHV EPSILON 5/23
Testreport DHV EPSILON 5/25
Testreport DHV EPSILON 5/28
Testreport DHV EPSILON 5/31

Advance Epsilon 5 > Sizes & Weight Ranges

Here below are the sizes and weight ranges for the Advance Epsilon 5...

Size All-Up Weight Range
Epsilon 5-23 55 – 75 Kg
Epsilon 5-25 65 – 88 Kg
Epsilon 5-28 78 – 106 Kg
Epsilon 5-31 96 - 130 Kg


Advance Epsilon 5 > Technical details

EPSILON 5

 

23

25

28

31

Flat surface

m2

23.35

25.26

28.10

31.37

Projected surface

m2

20.12

21.76

24.21

27.03

Span

m

10.81

11.24

11.85

12.52

Projected span

m

8.68

9.03

9.52

10.06

Aspect ratio

 

5.00

5.00

5.00

5.00

Projected aspect ratio

 

3.75

3.75

3.75

3.75

Max chord

m

2.69

2.80

2.95

3.12

Min chord

m

0.62

0.64

0.68

0.72

Number of cells

 

50

50

50

50

Take off weight (pilot, wing, equipment)

kg

55 – 75

65 – 88

78 – 106

96 - 130

Weight of the glider

kg

5.5

5.8

6.4

6.95

Maxi length of the lines with the risers

m

6.70

6.97

7.35

7.77

Min speed **

km/h

23 (+/- 1)

Max speed without speed-system **

km/h

38 (+/- 2)

Max speed with speed-system **

km/h

48 (+/- 2)

Min sink rate **

m/s

1.2

Glide *

 

8.7 (+/- 0.2)

Surface, span and aspect ratio are calculated from the computer and are measured on the axis of the profile.

* The performance data for the glide angle are dependant upon the position of the pilot, the aerodynamic style of the harness and the type of clothing worn (eg: speedarms).

** The performance data for sink rate and speed are measures of central tendency and change depending of the load ratio 

Materials

Upper surfaces, leading edge and cell ribs

Nylon NCV New Skytex 6.6, 44 gr/m2

Lower surfaces

Nylon NCV New Skytex 6.6, 40 gr/m2

Reinforcement of the leading edge and trailing edge

Polyester / Mylar 20 mm

Reinforcement of the leading edge lower surface

Polyamid 16 mm

Suspension lines

  • Liros, Dynema 0.95 mm (1st level)
  • Liros, Dynema 1.15 mm (2nd level)
  • Edelrid, Aramid 2.1 mm / 1.9 mm / 1.5 mm (3rd level)

Risers

Polyester 22 mm, 1100 kg

Quick links

Inox 3,5 mm, 750 kg

Stitching thread

Polyester


User manual EPSILON 5

Here you can download the user manual including lineplan, detailed description and maintenance control. 

User manual EPSILON 5 (1.0 MB)

Advance Epsilon 5 > Colour Chart

  Leading edge + winglet 
Strip  Main colour
orange blue grey orange
red gold blue red
turkis orange
white turkis
white red
blue white
yellow grey red yellow

The displayed colours may differ slightly from the original colours due to individual monitor settings.

Additional Information

Condition New
Website Link www.advance.ch/EPSILON.180.0.html?&L=1
LTF Certification LTF 1-2
Model Status Past model

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