Gin Gliders Yeti 5
The Yeti 5 is a light wing suitable for a wide range of pilots and uses – from beginners to experienced pilots and from leisurely hike ’n flys to mountain adventures.
The Yeti 5 is our hike ’n fly wing re-imagined. It’s lighter and more compact than ever, the take-off is simplicity itself, and thermalling is a delight. The all-new planform means the wing is rapidly airborne; the low stall speed makes for gentle and controlled landings, even in the tightest spots. Whether you’re a hike ’n fly aficionado or a student pilot looking for a light wing, the Yeti 5 is sure to provide the key to your adventure.
The Yeti 5 represents a significant departure from the Yeti 4. Thanks to the lower aspect ratio and reduced cell number, it’s even easier to fly, lighter and more compact. This makes it ideal as a first or leisure wing, besides hike ’n fly and true mountain use.
Taking off has never been easier. The lines are easy to sort out, the wing comes up effortlessly and stabilises quickly above your head. Thanks to the wing tensioning the minimum speed is very low, which means you will be airborne with just a few steps.
The Yeti 5 is for much more than fly downs. In rougher, more challenging conditions, its damped behaviour gives the wing a solid, secure feel and a more forgiving nature. It’s also great fun to crank up in small thermals, thanks to the low aspect ratio and a new, flatter 3D planform.
The Yeti 5 has a low minimum speed and a relatively high maximum speed, making it useful for both tight landings and the times when you need a bit of extra penetration. The speed range is fully useable and thanks to the advanced profile, the stability on bar is first class.
Designer Gin Seok Song explains the philosophy of the Yeti 5
The development of the Yeti 5 was long as we completely re-thought the wing to be more in tune with today’s pilots. It was important to make the wing even more forgiving whilst also increasing the fun factor.
Often students and hike ‘n fly pilots are flying in fairly calm conditions, but we wanted to make sure the wing can also cope with ease in stronger thermals and winds. That’s why we spent a lot of time working on widening the speed range and also on the stability on bar. In the mountains you never know when you might need the extra speed and stability. Besides this, even experienced pilots will find thermalling a pleasure – during the development, we certainly did!
Upper surface leading edge: Porcher Skytex 34g/m²
Upper surface: Porcher Skytex 29g/m²
Lower surface leading edge: Porcher Skytex 27g/m²
Lower surface: Porcher Skytex 27g/m²
Upper: Liros DC 60
Middle: Liros PPSL 120
Main: Liros PPSL 200/160
Main Brake: GIN TGL 220
|Flat area (m2)||20.50||23.00||24.90||27.02|
|Flat span (m)||9.66||10.23||10.64||11.09|
|Flat aspect ratio||4.55||4.55||4.55||4.55|
|Projected area (m2)||17.95||20.13||21.8||23.65|
|Projected span (m)||7.89||8.39||8.7||9.06|
|Projected aspect ratio||3.47||3.47||3.47||3.47|
|Number of cells||33||33||33||33|
|Glider weight (kg)||2.41||2.66||2.81||3.06|
|Weight range (kg)||50-75||65-90||75-100||85-110|
|Extended weight (kg)||75-90||90-100||100-110||110-120|
|Certification||EN A||EN A||EN A||EN A|
Colours: orange, lime
Included with your glider:
The Classic rucksack. Alternative rucksacks can be specified at time of ordering.
Download the User Manual here
Stock code: GP-Yeti5-Size
If you would like to know more about the GIN Gliders Yeti 5 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.