Rainbow Aircraft offer a wide range of wings, manufactured by their own wing department as well as from respected trike wing manufacturers, Aeros. Each wing has different performance and handling characteristics and should be selected according to the individual’s needs. For information on the Aeros wings please navigate to their website by clicking here.
|Spirit 15||SkyReach||15 ft²||26 MPH||50-69 MPH||900 ft/min|
|Still||Aeros||17 ft²||25 MPH||35-45 MPH||1000 ft/min|
|Stream||Aeros||16.2 ft²||27 MPH||40-65 MPH||800 ft/min|
|Stranger||Aeros||14.8 ft²||28 MPH||42-65 MPH||600 ft/min|
|Profi||Aeros||14.8 ft²||29 MPH||42-75 MPH||550 ft/min|
Further information on the Spirit 15 wing is continued below:
The Spirit 15 wing is the result of 2 years of development. Using state-of-the art wing design principles, sound manufacturing and best quality materials, the result is a wing that handles well, is incredibly strong and performs like a winner! This wing is especially noted for its large cruise speed range, great handling in turbulence and most significantly – its superior climb rate. This wing should be a definite choice for anyone flying from higher elevations or with smaller power-plants.
The following performance data was taken at sea level with an all up weight of 350kg in a Cobra powered by a Rotax 582 engine (64HP) with a ‘C’ gearbox.
|Wing area||15.3 m²||165 ft²|
|Wing weight||52 kg||115 lbs|
|Wingspan||10.2 m||33.5 ft|
|Folded length||6.1 m||20.0 ft|
|Short folded length||4.6 m||15.1 ft|
|Wing loading (@450kg)||+6G, -3G||+6G, -3G|
|Stall speed||42 km/h||26 MPH|
|Minimum flying speed||50 km/h||31 MPH|
|Cruise speed range||80-110 km/h||50-68 MPH|
|Maximum level speed||136 km/h||85 MPH|
|Never exceed speed||144 km/h||89 MPH|
|Ground roll||55 m||180 ft|
|Rate of climb||4.5 m/s||886 ft/min|
|Sink rate||2 m/s||394 ft/min|
The Spirit 15 wing has an all-Trilam (clear) top surface (panel 3). Any of the available Trilam colours may be chosen for the leading edge and keel pocket (panels 1 & 4). Any of the available Dacron colours may also be chosen for the lower panel (panel 2).
Some of the features of the Spirit 15 wing include:
- Streamlined down-tubes and king post
- Spring-loaded top batten tips
- Extra heavy duty materials and hardware
- All-Trilam top surface
- High quality machined components
More information may be found in the operators Spirit 15 operators manual by clicking here.