The TEQUILAs are our easy-to-fly gliders for pilots who are just starting out, switching classes, or working their way up. The new TEQUILA5 continues this tradition.
|Area flat (m²)||22.9||25.2||27.1||29||31|
|Area projected (m²)||19.4||21.4||22.9||24.6||26.3|
|Wingspan flat (m)||11.01||11.55||11.97||12.39||12.81|
|Wingspan projected (m)||8.56||8.98||9.31||9.63||9.96|
|Aspect ratio flat||5.29||5.29||5.29||5.29||5.29|
|Aspect ratio projected||3.78||3.78||3.78||3.78||3.78|
|min. profile depth (cm)||55||58||60||62||64|
|max. profile depth (cm)||264||276||287||297||307|
|Glider weight (kg)||4.7||5||5.3||5.5||5.9|
|Certified weight range (kg)||55 - 82||70 - 95||85 - 105||95 - 115||105 - 135|
|Extended weight range (kg)||82 - 85||115 - 120||
Why do the XS and L sizes have a wider certified weight range?
These two sizes offer a wider certified weight range in order to allow more pilots to fly a smaller paraglider. This is perfect for cases where every gram counts, or if you like fast and dynamic flying. Both sizes also have a LTF/EN B rating.
Standard Colours: Red, Lime, Petrol
the intermediate TEQUILA comes with:
- 1x Glider backpack ALPINE
- 1x Compression strap
- 1x Inner bag for glider
- 1x Riser bag
- 1x Basic Guide
- 1x Bandana
- 1x Repair Kit
- Sticker set
TEQUILA5: free your mind. For the essentials.
The TEQUILA range. Legendary for five generations. The TEQUILAs are our easy-to-fly gliders for pilots who are just starting out, switching classes, or working their way up. Since 2004, TEQUILAs have combined amazingly simple flight behavior with accessible performance. That’s why even record-holding pilots rely on our well-balanced EN-B glider – like flatlands ace Armin Harich in 2014. His 300-kilometer flight across Germany from Heidelberg in the west to the Austrian border in the east has never been duplicated and impressively demonstrates what is in our TEQUILAs.
The new TEQUILA5 continues this tradition.
“Easy to handle in every situation – you can always count on the TEQUILA5.” - Felix Ohnesorge, skywalk Workshop, leisure pilot
HOW DOES THE TEQUILA FLY?
With the TEQUILA5, we have created something special. This well-balanced glider is even easier to fly than its predecessor, while offering significantly more performance.
The basis for this results from the wing concept with a slightly higher aspect ratio compared to its successful predecessor, a cell count increase from 45 to 49, a performance-optimized profile, a leading edge with Shark Nose, and a new 3D shaping. This concept ensures that the TEQUILA5 stays exceptionally quiet in the air. Its agreeable damping gives you a feeling of confidence and safety, right from your first turn in the thermals. The TEQUILA5 is easy to center in the thermals and climbs almost by itself. Brake pressure increases linearly and its balanced handling lets you set your bank angle precisely.
The new wing design also delivers a significant boost in performance. In turbulent air, whether you’re flying on- or off-bar, the TEQUILA5 gives you a stable platform to cut a smooth line. This smoothness and simplicity is not only attractive to experienced leisure pilots, but also to ambitious pilots who, after completing training, are ready to move on to thermal and XC flying.
With the TEQUILA5, we made a special effort to keep rapid descent aids simple. Leisure pilots and newcomers don’t have to compromise when it’s time to get down in a hurry. Deep spirals are particularly easy to enter and exit. Pulling big ears is simple with a tug on the split A-risers. The wingtips remain calm without fluttering, while the sink rate increases significantly.
Our conclusion: The TEQUILA5 is our glider for all leisure pilots who don’t care about classes like A, B, C and D. Like no other wing this EN-B glider lets you keep your mind free to focus on the essentials. The fifth generation of the TEQUILA combines lots of flying fun with outstanding performance that make even long-distance flights a cakewalk. Give it a try!
Our JET FLAPS extend the green arc as you approach the stall point, which substantially increases safety and also improves climb performance.
C-wires are nylon wires sewn into the glider over the anchor points of the C-level lines. Advantages: better load distribution, reduced drag, more performance.
Doubling the number of cells at the trailing edge increases its shape stability substantially. Advantage: fewer vortices improve the aerodynamics and with it the performance.
The Rigid Foil nylon wires on the leading edge help maintain its shape and ensure constant ram air pressure. Advantages: better takeoff behavior, more performance and lower canopy weight.
A precise calculation of the leading edge geometry and the installation of an additional strip of fabric reduce wrinkling in this sensitive part of the glider. Advantages: exact wing shape, more performance.
Together with a corresponding wing design, the shark nose technology improves pressure distribution in the canopy substantially. Advantages: much more solid flying feeling and substantial performance gain, especially when gliding on bar.
AUTOMATIC SAND RELEASE SYSTEM
Porous openings of the profile ribs at the trailing edge ensure that sand and dirt in the glider are automatically guided to the wingtip where they can trickle out. This helps preserve the material and “relieves” the trailing edge.
|Upper sail||Porcher Skytex 38 / Skytex Eazyfly|
|Lower sail||Porcher Skytex Eazyfly|
|Ribs||Porcher Skytex 40 hard|
|Bands||Porcher Skytex 40 hard|
|Main lines||Liros PPSLS 180/125|
|Middle lines||Liros PPSLS 125/65|
|Top lines||Liros DC 60|
|Brake lines||Liros DFLP 200/32, Liros PPSLS 65|
|Risers||Güth & Wolf 12mm Webbing|
Service info & FAQ
- TEQUILA5 S LTF/EN Flight test report
- TEQUILA5 M LTF/EN Flight test report
- TEQUILA5 L LTF/EN Flight test report
The TEQUILA 5 is perfectly suited to the Progression class (low EN B). It offers you a calm companion with a light feel that allows you to explore all kind of conditions. The easy launch, low energy and mild turns combine to make a wing that will allow you to access the stronger stuff without fear and because of this you’ll likely see a rapid progression in your flying, because you’ll build a lot of airtime.
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|Model Status||Current model|
|EN Certification||EN B|
|LTF Certification||LTF B|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|