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LittleCloud-Spiruline12

 

 

 

LittleCloud - Spiruline [2012]

   

 

 

LittleCloud have been developing this wing for over a year, and have done their best to full-fill pilots demands: “easier inflation and the ability to stay airborne for longer”.

Tom Bourdeau (cheif designer) didn’t hold back with the prototypes! Not because he was struggling with the solution, but in order to experiment with lots of different concepts. At LC they always question things and don’t have fixed ideas. This attitude has led to the new Spiruline, along with valuable feedback from pilots. LittleCloud have managed to maintain the same specifications, offering maximum pleasure and security, and a wing that’s accessible to all (from school pilot to expert), it’s also suitable for a wide variety of uses.

New features:
  • Nylon stiffeners in the cell leading edge, for even better inflation and to optimise the weight/volume.
  •  Single riser allowing the pilot to lock the trimmers off.
    The trimmers have been reduced to 6cm for increased safety, and are easy to adjust while holding the controls.
  • The SLC (“salut les copains”) system, serves to strengthen the contact between pilot and wing, for an easy launch without needing to unfold the entire wing.
  • Easy inflation, with a firmer feel as the wing rises. The pilot shouldn’t feel any strong forces or snatching, the wing rises effortlessly whether in strong wind or no breeze.
  • There is still virtually no pitch, this wing no longer ‘accordions’, and performs better (with a glide of almost 8, and 34 cells).
  • The brake travel is long, yet the controls are extremely precise.
  • The aspect ratio has been reduced to 4.3 for a super compact and solid feeling.
  • New, single colour (light grey) with graphics, giving increased visibility.
  • Maximum glide with hands up, for comfort when soaring.
  • Slightly bigger surface to optimise launch and landing, without losing speed and maneuverability.
  • New, more technical 50L rucksack. 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufacture: Little Cloud

 

 

 Technical Data

 

Model Spirulina M² Spirulina L² Spirulina XL²
Area (Flat/Projected) 16,5m²/?m² 18,5m²/?m² 20m²/?m²
Wing Span (Flat/Projected) 8,45m/?m ? 8,8m/?m ? 9,2m/?m ?
Chord (max/min) ?m/?m ? ?m/?m ? ?m/?m ?
Aspect Ratio (Flat/Projected) ?/?
No. of Cells 34
Wing Material 41g Dokdo 30D MF / 35g Dokdo 20D MF
Weight (kg) 3,4 3,7 3,9
Glide Ratio 8:1
Trim Speed ~ Top Speed 42km/h ~ 52km/h 40km/h ~ 50km/h 39km/h ~ 48km/h
Recommended Fly weight (kg) 50/95 50/95 60/110

 

 

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