The TEQUILA5 is our easy-to-fly gliders for pilots who are just starting out, switching classes, or working their way up. Since 2004, TEQUILAs have combined amazingly simple flight behavior with accessible performance. That’s why even record-holding pilots rely on our well-balanced EN-B glider – like flatlands ace Armin Harich in 2014. His 300-kilometer flight across Germany from Heidelberg in the west to the Austrian border in the east has never been duplicated and impressively demonstrates what is in our TEQUILAs.
HOW DOES THE TEQUILA FLY?
With the TEQUILA5, Skywalk have created something special. This well-balanced glider is even easier to fly than its predecessor, while offering significantly more performance.
The basis for this results from the wing concept with a slightly higher aspect ratio compared to its successful predecessor, a cell count increase from 45 to 49, a performance-optimized profile, a leading edge with Shark Nose, and a new 3D shaping.
This concept ensures that the TEQUILA5 stays exceptionally quiet in the air. Its good roll damping gives you a feeling of confidence and safety, right from your first turn in thermals. The TEQUILA5 is easy to center in the thermal and climbs almost by itself. Brake pressure increases linearly and its balanced handling lets you control your bank angle precisely.
The new wing design also delivers a significant boost in performance. In turbulent air, whether you’re flying on- or off-bar, the TEQUILA5 gives you a stable platform to cut a smooth line. This smoothness and simplicity is not only attractive to experienced leisure pilots, but also to ambitious pilots who, after completing training, are ready to move on to thermal and XC flying.
With the TEQUILA5, Skywalk have made a special effort to keep rapid descent aids simple. Leisure pilots and newcomers don’t have to compromise when it’s time to get down in a hurry. Deep spirals are particularly easy to enter and exit. Pulling big ears is simple with a tug on the split A-risers. The wingtips remain calm without fluttering, while the sink rate increases significantly.
Our conclusion: The TEQUILA5 is a glider for all leisure pilots who don’t care about classes like A, B, C and D. Like no other wing this EN-B glider lets you keep your mind free to focus on the essentials. The fifth generation of the TEQUILA combines lots of flying fun with outstanding performance that make even long-distance flights a walk in the park.
Give it a try!
Upper surface: Porcher Skytex 38 / Skytex Eazyfly
Lower surface: Porcher Skytex Eazyfly
Ribs and Bands: Porcher Skytex 40 hard
Upper: Liros DC 60
Middle: Liros Liros PPSLS 125/65
Main: Liros PPSLS 180/125
Brake: Liros DFLP 200/32, Liros PPSLS 65
|Area flat (m²)||22,90||25,20||27,10||29,00||31,00|
|Area projected (m²)||19,40||21,40||22,90||24,60||26,30|
|Wingspan flat (m)||11,01||11,55||11,97||12,39||12,81|
|Wingspan projected (m)||8,56||8,98||9,31||9,63||9,96|
|Aspect ratio flat||5,29||5,29||5,29||5,29||5,29|
|Aspect ratio projected||3,78||3,78||3,78||3,78||3,78|
|min. profile depth (cm)||55||58||60||62||64|
|max. profile depth (cm)||264||276||287||297||307|
|Glider weight (kg)||4,7||5,0||5,3||5,5||5,9|
|Certified weight range (kg)||55 – 82||70 – 95||85 – 105||95 – 115||105 – 135|
|Extended weight range (kg)||82 – 85||115 – 120|
Colours: Petrol, Red, Lime
Included with your glider:
More information and links to certification details available from Skywalk
Stock code: SKYW-P-T5
If you would like to know more about the Skywalk Tequila5 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.