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According to the polar graphs on Wills Wings site, the Eagle just barely
relates more to the Ultrasport than the Falcon in glide. The differences
between the three wings appear to be as simple as this:
Falcon: max L/D = 09.47 @ 23.4 TrueAirSpeed(mph)
Eagle: max L/D = 10.80 @ 27.0 TAS
US: max L/D = 11.85 @ 27.0 TAS
Keep in mind the higher the L/D, generally the harder the ship is to fly.
So it makes sense that the Eagle is perfect for anyone who wants (or needs)
a little more glide than the Falcon, but not the hassles of flying a higher
performance ship like the UltraSport.
When it comes down to having fun, I hear over and over how much fun the
Falcon is to fly. The Eagle should be just as fun, with a tad more glide.
That ought to make all the Falcon owners envious. : )
"Karen Burger" wrote...
> The Eagle is Wills Wings new intermediate glider - somewhere between the
> Falcon & the Ultrasport.
> Other than that I know nothing about it - but its a very appealing
> concept and would make a good wing for the more advanced student, and for
> those who need the easy handling, but also a bit more penetration at their
> local flying site (to avoid venturis get to landing more safely etc.)
> Medic902@webtv.net wrote:
> > Hi there,are you talking an ultralight? If so I have many hours on an
> > eagle weight shift and XL,they are simple craft to fly.If this is what
> > your talkng about E-Mail me @webtv.net
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