The Lightweight Allrounder
Flying – Hiking – Traveling
The TEQUILA4 is THE benchmark for low level EN-B gliders. It’s safety features, agility and performance are unbeatable in this category. With the brand-new ARRIBA3 – the lightweight version of our bestseller – there is no lighter way to get airborne. Light material and thin lines reduce the weight by more than one kilogram! A kilogram that translates into easier launches and an even more compact packing volume!
Flying performance profits from reduced drag on the lines and is slightly improved. But we didn’t forget to make sure that the glider construction is robust. High quality materials and perfect workmanship guarantee that this wing will bring you pleasure for a long time. If you like to hike up to launch or travel with lightweight equipment, then the ARRIBA3 is the perfect wing for you!
The ARRIBA3 is a lightweight allrounder. Thanks to its lower weight, its launching is a dream and its extreme flight behavior more docile. For those who like it a little faster or more dynamic handling, we’ve extended the weight range up by 5kg in each size (LFT/EN B). With its direct and precise handling, you can feel the genes of the TEQUILA4. Just like the TEQUILA4, the ARRIBA3 addresses a wide range of pilots. From the thermal hound to the hike & flyer to the budding XC pilot, the ARRIBA3 is just the right wing. The top features of this glider are its low weight, simplicity and pure desire to fly.
Through the use of unsheathed top lines we were able to improve performance slightly over the TEQUILA4, especially when flying on bar. Its climb performance is fantastic, allowing you to easily master long XC flights.
The ARRIBA3’s use of lighter materials makes its extreme flight behavior quite manageable. Thanks to JET FLAPS, control line travel to the stall point is long and control pressure is light, but increases markedly as you approach the stall. If you want to fly safely, then the ARRIBA3 is the right glider for you. It’s also suitable for low time pilots or for those who fly only sporadically.
2 Plus 2
For all gliders purchased after July 1, 2007, Skywalk offers its customers the skywalk 2 + 2 Guarantee - an additional warranty that goes beyond the minimum required by law.
By narrowing the cross section of the slit (channel), Jet Flaps create a Venturi effect that accelerates the airflow. The air is redirected from the lower sail (pressure area) to the upper sail (suction area) where it exits. Airflow separation is delayed, the stall occurs later, minimum speed is reduced, and the pilot has more angle of attack reserve. This is a considerable benefit during critical phases like launch, landing and tight thermals. More information
Hybrid Line Geometry
The perfect mix of Aramid and Dyneema lines maximizes durability and minimizes trim changes over the lifecycle of your glider. This optimal use of line materials lowers air resistance and minimizes weight.
3 Line Levels
True 3-line technology with greatly reduced drag for more performance and easier line sorting. Three line levels from the risers to the wing without line junctions.
The leading edge is reinforced with flexible nylon battens.The result is a substantial weight savings that positively affects the handling in extreme conditions. The Rigid Foil technology gives that the leading edge maintains an optimal shape to ensure even airflow over the wing and a constant ram air pressure. The wing glides better, especially in accelerated flight. During launch, the battens hold leading edge open, making inflation a snap.
Doubling of the cell in the region of the trailing edge: increased shape stability, less resistance, more performance.
Fitting of an additional band: precisely shaped wing, less resistance, more performance.
Use of narrow materials for risers: but the handling is slightly more sophisticated.
Nylon reinforcement over the C suspension point in the upper sail instead of lines: less resistance, more performance.
The ARRIBA3 takes advantage of nearly all the design details of the TEQUILA4. The primary differences lie in the material mix used as well as some modifications on the risers.
Rigid Foils in the leading edge ensure a light profile contour with a stable shape. C-wires dampen the wing’s trailing edge and help the ARRIBA3 take full advantage of every thermal. All reinforcements are made of indestructible plastic and are bend resistant. A special packing method is unnecessary.
Lines and Material
Our goal with the ARRIBA3 was to create a glider suitable 100% for daily use, rather than maxing out a lightweight wing. That’s why we chose an intelligent material mix from Porcher. In the sensitive places like the top side of the leading edge we use Skytex 38. On the rest of the top sail we use Skytex 32 and Skytex 27 for the bottom sail. The ARRIBA3 is equipped with unsheathed top lines and the rest of the lines are sheathed. In summary, the ARRIBA3 is an excellent symbiosis of suitability for daily use on the one hand, and lightweight construction on the other.
Mini ribs on the trailing edge enhance brake response and improve form drag. An optimized brake-line gathering system reduces control pressure.
3D shaping behind the leading edge on the top sail means fewer wrinkles and also helps to reduce drag.
|Area flat (m²)||22,17||25,54||28,30||30,32|
|Area porjected (m²)||18,85||21,72||24,06||25,78|
|Wingspan flat (m)||10,74||11,52||12,13||12,56|
|Wingspan projected (m)||8,50||9,12||9,61||9,94|
|Aspect ratio flat||5,20||5,20||5,20||5,20|
|Aspect ratio projected||3,84||3,84||3,84||3,84|
|Glider weight (kg)||3,9||4,2||4,5||4,9|
|Certified takeoff weight from - to (kg)||50-80||70-100||85-115||100-135|
|Recommended takeoff weight from - to (kg)||50-75||70-95||85-110||100-130|
|Certification||EN/LTF B||EN/LTF B||EN/LTF B||EN/LTF B|
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|EN Certification||EN B|
|LTF Certification||LTF B|
|Shipping Details||1-3 workdays|
|Model Status||Current model|