GIN GLIDERS Calypso 2 – NEW!!


The NEW Calypso 2 is a true lightweight design, aimed to perfectly match the needs of leisure and progressing pilots who like to travel, hike and even do some XC.

The Calypso 2 is your passport to a world of adventure, ready to discover new places and routes — both on the ground and in the air.

  • Halfrib Rigifoil for enhanced stability and performance
  • 3 line risers, 2 lines spanwise for simplicity and performance
  • Easy Big Ears system
  • Colour coded lines
  • Extended weight range (S, M and L sizes) for flying at higher wing loadings
  • 100% Sheathed lines
  • Optional light Dyneema risers

Stress-free starts

As a result of the overall design, weight-saving construction and leading edge enhancements, the Calypso 2 has one of the easiest take-offs in the GIN range. If terrain or conditions start to get challenging, the Calypso 2 has your back!

The Calypso has exceptional passive stability and offers coherent and controlled feedback so that you can better understand the air and maximise your enjoyment and also performance. Brake pressures are smooth, precise and progressive, but equally the wing is still forgiving if flown less actively.

Stress-free flights

The Calypso 2 offers precise and progressive brake pressure and transmits coherent yet controlled feedback through the brakes
and risers. You can better understand the air and maximise your fun. The wing offers exceptional passive safety but also responds well to more active inputs as your flying progresses and you start to relax in the sky.

The Rigifoil, evolved

A new feature on the Calypso 2 is a small half rib with a Nitinol rod and a short tensioning string between top and bottom cells in the leading edge. Like the original patented Rigifoil system, this helps maintain the precise shape of the leading edge, which has wide ranging benefits in terms of flying characteristics. Inflation, stability, handling and performance are all significantly improved.

Low weight, low packed volume

Thanks to the Nitinol rods on the leading edge, optimised internal structure and line layout, weight is reduced without compromising flying characteristics. The Nitinol rods enable a very compact folding and packing. The Calypso 2 can be packed with one
of our light reversible harnesses or a conventional harness and X-Lite rucksack giving a total pack weight of well under 10kg.


Calypso 2 Designer Notes:

Designer Gin Seok Song explains the development process of the Calypso 2:

“For the Calypso 2 we worked a lot on the internal construction in order to improve the flying characteristics without increasing the weight. We found the Rigifoil on the leading edge works really well on this airfoil and has benefits in many areas such as inflation, stability, handling and performance. This makes the take off really easy.

The canopy comes up progressively with minimal effort and no shooting. It’s no problem to get airborne even in tight spots. We chose sheathed lines to minimise drag and weight yet provide easy handling, dimensional stability and durability.

For the main sail fabric, we chose a well proven mix of 34g, 32g and 27g Porcher fabric to provide durability and rigidity where needed and to minimise the weight in less critical areas.”



Technical details

  • Second generation Equalized Pressure Technology (EPT) profile significantly improves stability across the entire speed range
  • 3 line risers, 2 lines spanwise for simplicity and performance
  • Easy Big Ears system
  • Extended weight range (S, M and L sizes) for flying at higher wing loadings
  • 100% Sheathed lines
  • Lightweight mini-ribs on the trailing edge – Optional light Dyneema risers


Technical Specifications

Flat area (m2) 20.99 22.43 24.42 26.5 28.66
Flat span (m) 10.3 10.64 11.11 11.57 12.03
Flat aspect ratio 5.05 5.05 5.05 5.05 5.05
Projected area (m2) 18.05 19.29 21.00 22.79 24.65
Projected span (m) 8.19 8.46 8.83 9.20 9.57
Projected aspect ratio 3.72 3.72 3.72 3.72 3.72
Chord (m) 2.58 2.66 2.78 2.90 3.01
Number of cells 47 47 47 47 47
Glider weight (kg) 3.2* 3.4* 3.6* 3.9* 4.2*
Weight range (kg) 55-75 65-85 75-95 85-105 95-115
Extended weight (kg) 100 110 120
Certification EN B EN B EN B EN B EN B

* Weight with light Dyneema risers. Regular risers: add 200g



Colours: Lemon, Sangria, Orange

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Included with your glider:

Included with your glider

GIN GLIDERS Calypso user manual

Stock code: GP-Cal2

If you would like to know more about the GIN Gliders Calypso 2 or arrange a test flight with your local dealer, please send a message using the ‘Contact us’ form. Alternatively please telephone us on 01768 779800.


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