Gin Explorer 2
A TOUCH OF MAGIC
The ingredients are classically simple, even
unremarkable: 59 cells, A.R. 6, 3 main lines,
well proven profile. Yet the finished dish is
The Explorer 2 simply allows the pilot to
reconnect with the pure joy of flight. No more
struggling with the wing. No more niggling
doubts. Just the direct experience, like a scene
snapping into focus.
The Explorer 2 offers concrete improvements over its predecessor whilst retaining the best-loved aspects of the original:
- improved climbing ability in all conditions
- improved glide performance
- exemplary pitch stability for even better take-off
characteristics and collapse resistance
- smart riser for improved C riser control
- increased maximum speed (2cm longer travel)
- greater compressibility thanks to nitinol reinforcements
- wider “sweet spot” across the weight range
To the Top!
Perhaps the most notable characteristic of the Explorer 2 is the way the refined yet compact handling translates into a superior climbing experience. The wing bites enthusiastically into thermals, yet settles quickly overhead. Brake pressures are light yet progressive, giving you just enough information to effortlessly maximise your climb.
(Still) In A Class Of Its Own
Thanks to the slight increase in surface area and other gains in aerodynamic efficiency, the Explorer 2’s glide performance surpasses that of its predecessor.
An Unflappable Character
The Explorer 2 has an innate pitch stability. Even on windier take-offs, the wing comes up progressively and waits obediently above your head. When conditions get rowdy, it’s more well behaved than ever.
- The Explorer 2 features a new smart riser with a control
- toggle and a Harken pulley for extra smooth operation.
Push half bar, take the riser and enjoy the view! The
Explorer 2 also has an extra 2cm of speed bar travel for
increased max speed.
- Nitinol (Nickel titanium) rods make for a more
compact packing, help maintain a clean top
surface, even chordwise tension and keep the
|Flat area (m2)||20.54||22.10||23.99||25.96||28.07|
|Flat span (m)||11.17||11.58||12.07||12.55||13.05|
|Flat aspect ratio||6.07||6.07||6.07||6.07||6.07|
|Projected area (m2)||17.48||18.81||20.43||22.10||23.89|
|Projected span (m)||8.92||9.26||9.65||10.03||10.43|
|Projected aspect ratio||4.56||4.56||4.56||4.56||4.56|
|Number of cells||59||59||59||59||59|
|Glider weight (kg)||3.2*||3.4*||3.7*||3.9*||4.1*|
|Weight range (kg)||55-75||65-85||75-95||85-105||95-115|
|Certification||EN B||EN B||EN B||EN B||EN B|
Upper surface leading edge: Porcher Skytex 34 g/m²
Upper surface: Porcher Skytex 27 g/m²
Lower surface: Porcher Skytex 27 g/m²
Upper: Edelrid 8000-U 050, 070, 090, 130
Middle: Edelrid 8000-U 070, 090, 130, 190
Main: Edelrid 8000-U 230, 280, 360