- City: Newport-on-Tay
- Country: United Kingdom
- Zip/Postal Code: DD6 8JD
- Listed: February 24, 2020 1:31 pm
- Expires: 25 days, 21 hours
Skywalk Mescal4 85-110kg Paragliding Wing – Manufactured 10.10.2013
Grab this fantastic starter / entry-level EN A-level paraglider wing the Skywalk MESCAL4 with safety and stability built in mind for novice and learning pilots of LTF/EN A or B certification and JET FLAP technology for easier thermalling. This paraglider has always been kept in dehumidified cupboard and regularly checked and aired when not in use. It’s colour is blue and white and flown around 30 hours (found my old log book). It has very low wear – risers and lines are in great condition (see photos), as well as brake handles and lines. I added some newer rubber grommets around the small krabs for the lines (see photos). One small patch added on top of wing cell (see photo) – Wing is still crisp and bright and canopy is in great condition.
I’ve carried out a thorough check on the wing and all cells, lines and risers but you are always best with any secondhand wing to get it check out again by professionals for a porosity test and more like symmetry, knot condition, brake fixing, webbing, stitching, fading, maillons, pulleys etc… the list goes on… which The Loft Workshop, Axis Paragliding or Aerofix can do for you.
The MESCAL4 is equipped with extremely flexible rigid foil in the leading edge. One of the results is an easy and clean start performance. The 3-line technology reduces drag – improving wing performance, thus providing pilots with the safety needed to take off from the training hill. The JET FLAP technology is very forgiving, especially during approach to landing.
The implementation of robust materials make the MESCAL4 an ideal instruction glider. The 5-point check rounds off its use as an instruction glider and makes it 100% beginner-friendly through the simplified launch preparation.
Traditionally, a MESCAL guarantees the highest possible safety standards in the paragliding sector. True to its bloodlines, the new MESCAL4 conforms to these same standards.
Pilots can continue to depend on the same appealing handling. This EN A-level wing turns dynamically and offers a lot of fun even for experienced pilots.
The MESCAL4 climbs well in the thermals thanks to JET FLAP technology. It shows absolutely no negative tendencies, allowing the wing to core easily also in stronger thermals.
The speed system is comparatively smooth and even at maximum speed the MESCAL4 still has reassuring safety reserves. Brake pressure rises dramatically before the stall point is reached. Big ears are especially easy with the specially marked risers.
Ideally, the MESCAL4 should be flown in the middle of the designated weight range.
The MESCAL 4 sets benchmarks in safety.
Reaction to disturbances, should they occur despite the high stability, are very moderate. Pitch and pendulum activity after a collapse are very subdued, the wing opens quickly and dependably.
Thanks to integrated Jet Flap Technology, travel to stall is very long and an early, massive increase in brake pressure. It is not so easy to destabilise the MESCAL4, making it an ideal relaxed companion for all conditions.
Of course the MESCAL4 was also certified without the use of folding lines!
Suitable for beginners on the training hill, the MESCAL4 also offers lasting satisfaction for ambitious hobby pilots for their first XC flying experiences.
With the implemented design features, the performance comes almost by itself, even if this is not the first priority in this wing category.
The M4 climbs beautifully in weak thermals as well. The glide ratio is at a new level which just a few short years ago belonged solely to the domain of high performance wings.
The trim speed is more than sufficient and with the speed system an additional 10km/h can easily be achieved.
All in all a perfect package for the training hill, long thermal flights as well as the first xc flight experiences.
By narrowing the cross section of the slit (channel), Jet Flaps create a Venturi effect that accelerates the airflow. The air is redirected from the lower sail (pressure area) to the upper sail (suction area) where it exits. Airflow separation is delayed, the stall occurs later, minimum speed is reduced, and the pilot has more angle of attack reserve. This is a considerable benefit during critical phases like launch, landing and tight thermals.
Hybrid Line Geometry
The perfect mix of Aramid and Dyneema lines maximizes durability and minimizes trim changes over the lifecycle of your glider. This optimal use of line materials lowers air resistance and minimizes weight.
3 Line Levels
True 3-line technology with greatly reduced drag for more performance and easier line sorting. Three line levels from the risers to the wing without line junctions.
The leading edge is reinforced with flexible nylon battens.The result is a substantial weight savings that positively affects the handling in extreme conditions. The Rigid Foil technology gives that the leading edge maintains an optimal shape to ensure even airflow over the wing and a constant ram air pressure. The wing glides better, especially in accelerated flight. During launch, the battens hold leading edge open, making inflation a snap.
Doubling of the cell in the region of the trailing edge: increased shape stability, less resistance, more performance.
Fitting of an additional band: precisely shaped wing, less resistance, more performance.
Glider sizes for light pilots from about 40 kg body weight: small area, lower weight with the same safety and performance.
Nylon reinforcement over the C suspension point in the upper sail instead of lines: less resistance, more performance.
The 5-point check on the risers conveniently reminds the pilot about their essential pre-flight checks. Colour coding of the riser loops (= left red / green = right) facilitate the reverse launch. The “Big Ears Tabs” clearly show the correct parts to use to induce big ears.
Especially robust materials
Use of special, long-life materials that maintain their characteristics even in hard use.
Suitable for training
Especially suitable for training and novice pilots: LTF/EN A or B certification, especially easy to launch, highest safety standard.
For an EN-A wing, the MESCAL4 has many noteworthy construction details, normally only featured in higher classified wings.
The leading edge is reinforced by flexible nylon elements, the same elements in the sail serve to prevent deformations in the canopy.
This makes the MESCAL4 an excellent starter for all conditions.
Just like its big brothers the CAYENNE4 and CHILI3, the MESCAL4 is equipped with only 3 line levels. This simplifies ground handling and decreases drag considerably.
Cleanly arranged risers with 5-point-check instructions as well as new, variable and ergonomically economical brake handles round off the MESCAL4.
MESCAL4 Paramotor Certification
The MESCAL4 is now certified for motorised flight in sizes S, M and L. The optional hybrid risers are now available from your paragliding shop or Skywalk direct in Germany. You can find more information about the weight ranges in the technical data section.
MESCAL4 comes with:
1x Skywalk paraglider backpack/quickpack bag
1x Skywalk Compression strap
1x Innerbag for paraglider
1x Skywalk Riser bag
2x Self-adhesive repair patches (blue and white – see photos)
2x Skywalk stickers
1x £10 Deposit paid for Technical Glider Report (if you wish to go ahead with this report it is £55 more you will need to pay – if not and your happy with the glider as is then it can be cancelled).
Please note: No overseas buyers or addresses – Many thanks.
Please note: I also have a Skywalk Mescal5 for sale if you want a newer paraglider. See my other Skyads.aero ad – or check out the paragliders on eBay at a higher price due to fee’s – You can pay on here via PayPal as a business invoice to cover your purchase.
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