Start of A New Era
The IOTA 3 becomes the IOTA DLS. We have been using our extra time due to later release to further develop the performance, handling and weight of our top-end B wing, achieving a new level of excellence in all three of these qualities. Welcome to the new IOTA DLS. The DLS stands for DURABLE LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURE and signals the start of a new development philosophy combining structural innovation with a unique mix of materials.
Efficient Pitch Control
The high degree of pitch stability provided by the profile conserves energy, especially when gliding in turbulent air, thus conserving glide performance. An efficient pitch control system with C-handles delivers the two-liner feeling while flying for distance, and sophisticated 3X3D shaping gives the IOTA DLS wing a perfectly smooth leading edge.
Durable Lightweight Structure (DLS)
The new IOTA DLS is offered at weights from 3.75 kgs, without compromise in lifespan or robustness. Highly stressed areas, especially the entire upper surface and all ribs, are made from a variety of robust and low strech quality Porcher Sports fabrics.
Smooth & Reassuring Behaviour
Optimal lift distribution and ideally coordinated fabric tensions result in better turbulence absorption with comfortably damped canopy feedback. This results in reassuringly predictable flight behaviour and a very comfortable flying experience.
TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES
DURABLE LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURE (DLS)
DLS combines a whole number of small but decisive innovations, which in total enable a considerable reduction in weight. The material mix of lightweight and conventional materials is better coordinated and even more material is saved through targeted geometric optimisation of various components. This is achieved without compromising robustness and durability. More about DLS
The strongly curved and flow-sensitive area of the leading edge is now integrated by a triple graduation of 3D shaping. The result: a crease-free leading edge and smooth upper wing surface for clean airflow and more performance.
EFFICIENT PITCH-CONTROL SYSTEM WITH C HANDLES
The IOTA DLS has an up-to-date Pitch-Control-System with C handles. This system transmits an element of C line input to the B line level so as to maintain an ideal profile shape. Even in accelerated flight the wing can be actively flown and steered by means of this C/B arrangement, giving a realistic two-liner feeling.
LATEST EDELRID PRO DRY LINES
The IOTA DLS is equipped throughout with colour-differentiated Pro Dry Lines from Edelrid. This latest generation of uncovered line is a further development of the highly respected 8000 Aramid line and has a 60% higher humidity exclusion factor. This line is extremely stable in length and demonstrates above-average resistance to failure after long use.
|Flat Surface (m2)||21.78||23.48||25.18||27.23||29.24|
|Projected Surface (m2)||18.57||19.94||21.39||23.13||24.83|
|Certified Take Off Weight (kg)||60-77||70-88||80-100||92-114||105-128|
|Ideal Weight Range (kg)||65-75||75-85||85-97||97-110||110-125|
|Glider Weight (kg)||3.90||4.10||4.35||4.60||4.90|
|Projected Span (m)||8.80||9.10||9.42||9.80||10.15|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||4.15||4.15||4.15||4.15||4.15|
|Max Chord (m)||2.45||2.54||2.63||2.74||2.84|
|Number of Cells||59||59||59||59||59|
|Certification||EN B||EN B||EN B||EN B||EN B|