Gin Gliders Inc. holds an international patent (no. PCT/KR00/00665) on this system.
Rigifoil technology added to a Speedglider - Would it make a big (or any) difference to glider performance ?
What are your thoughts...
The Rigifoil is a re-enforcement on the leading edge.
It has several functions:
- keeps the airfoil in perfect shape, producing a smooth airflow over the wing and a constant pressure inside it. As a result, the glider retains more energy, pitches less and glides better.
- makes the leading edge more resistant to pressure on the top surface, giving increased acceleration, stability at speed, and maximum speed.
- holds open the air inlets, allowing fast and progressive inflation and re-inflation.
- The overall effect is like an extra, invisible cell in the glider.