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Love speed, high stability & maneuverability, love the GTR!

The GTR designed to get you to the top!
Intermediate / advanced racing  >> Reflex powerglider

"The natural born slalom wing"

Full reflex, anytime speedbar for experienced intermediate & advanced pilots!

There is a strong desire for more speed and agility with a healthy safety margin; for pilots who like freestyle flight or who want to get into pylon racing and do shows, this is what the GTR was created for and this is what it does!

GTR stands for Grand Tourismo Race.

The GTR is in a class of it’s own, totally different from others. It’s specifically designed profile and steering system puts this wing on a tip with ease at the same time automatically self centers.

Utilizing Mike Campbell-Jones long running experience in soft wing development Paramania have taken wing design to a whole new level.

With a relatively low aspect ratio, the large wingtip area adds new meaning to roll rate. Once banked in a turn and and with intuitive use of both brakes; direction and turn radius are can be sharp, snappy and fun!

In the hands of experienced pilots this is the perfect wing for slalom, the wing specializes in precision and speed with 100% reflex ability to cut through low level turbulence yet is still simple and easy to use.

Fly high and let the trim out to full Reflex with speed bar for maximum speed in a straight-line. Depending on wing load and thrust the GTR can be very fast.

This wing comes standard with micro lines on the upper cascades, new WTS steering system, a modified version of Composite Leading Edge (CLE).
The risers have a fast trim mechanism that can slow the wing in an instant and the speedbar can be used in all trim positions with impunity. This is known as the PK system.

PK system (full speedbar, fast trim)

 

PK system (no speedbar and slow trim)

 

More thrust and wing loading adds increased speed and agility to the GTR. (Contact your Paramania dealer for more information)
The GTR is the third addition to the Paramania Action family of wings. It’s predecessors the Action and the Action GT speak for themselves.

  • Full speedbar use with all trim setting

  • Minimal ballooning out of sharp turns

  • Easy to launch, quick take off in short distances.

  • Enhanced roll or directional stability, both during launch and in flight.

  • Excellent handling, reactive yet forgiving over a full range of brake travel.

  • unmatched pitch positive Reflex wing stability.

  • Simple uncluttered risers and control systems.

  • The highest quality from Paramania design / Gin manufacturing.

Note- CLE means "composite leading edge" - the word 'composite' is used to describe combining different types of material to enhance their mechanical properties and to make a new material.
Over the last few years in conjunction with Gin gliders, Paramania have developed this system. It is now incorporated into most of our range of gliders - CLE enhances the launching and performance by spring opening intakes and reducing weight. The FO system (TBA)

 

Characteristics

When you first take the GTR out of the bag and inflate it, the feeling you get is an advanced wing that inflates like the Revo2, simple! As you lay it out, the CLE supported leading edge present the cells to the air, ready to fly in an instant. Even in light or variable winds the wing comes up with minimum effort and waits for you to move forward!

When launching, it quickly lifts you clear of the ground with minimum effort. Once in the air it instantly awaits your next move ready for throttle to drive it through sharp turns!

The risers and controls have taken a lot of development. They are easy to adjust and intuitive, making increased reaction time a main priority.

This is the Reflex wing of the future. It is forgiving enough that experienced pilots can make adjustments to suit their handling requirements much like a rally car driver would do the same to a standard vehicle.

Pulling the trimmers you notice they are split into three simple positions ‘Slow’, ‘Neutral’ and 'FAST’ good for a full speed range.

Feedback from the controls keeps the pilot well informed.

The GTR incorporates true Reflex Technology, 100% pitch positive reflex

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