Free your mind. For the essentials.
The TEQUILA 5. Legendary for five generations.
The TEQUILAs are 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.
The new TEQUILA 5 continues this tradition.
“Easy to handle in every situation – you can always count on the TEQUILA5.”
skywalk Workshop, leisure pilot
HOW DOES THE TEQUILA FLY?
With the TEQUILA 5, we 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 agreeable damping gives you a feeling of confidence and safety, right from your first turn in the thermals. The TEQUILA 5 is easy to center in the thermals and climbs almost by itself. Brake pressure increases linearly and its balanced handling lets you set 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 TEQUILA 5 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 TEQUILA 5, we 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 TEQUILA 5 is our 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 cakewalk. Give it a try!
Our JET FLAPS extend the green arc as you approach the stall point, which substantially increases safety and also improves climb performance.
C-wires are nylon wires sewn into the glider over the anchor points of the C-level lines. Advantages: better load distribution, reduced drag, more performance.
Doubling the number of cells at the trailing edge increases its shape stability substantially. Advantage: fewer vortices improve the aerodynamics and with it the performance.
The Rigid Foil nylon wires on the leading edge help maintain its shape and ensure constant ram air pressure. Advantages: better takeoff behavior, more performance and lower canopy weight.
A precise calculation of the leading edge geometry and the installation of an additional strip of fabric reduce wrinkling in this sensitive part of the glider. Advantages: exact wing shape, more performance.
Together with a corresponding wing design, the shark nose technology improves pressure distribution in the canopy substantially. Advantages: much more solid flying feeling and substantial performance gain, especially when gliding on bar.
AUTOMATIC SAND RELEASE SYSTEM
Porous openings of the profile ribs at the trailing edge ensure that sand and dirt in the glider are automatically guided to the wingtip where they can trickle out. This helps preserve the material and “relieves” the trailing edge.
What are the glide ratio (L/D), trim and maximum speeds?
We know that these data are interesting for you as a pilot, but for us to publish them would be a bad idea for the following reasons:
1) Performance data are highly dependent on the drag of the pilot and are thefore related to sitting position and harness. The difference between aerodynamically favorable and unfavorable harnesses and sitting positions can be as much as a whole L/D number.
2) Performance increases with the size of the glider. A large glider will always outperform the same glider in a smaller size. So a question about the performance of a glider is always also a question about the size.
3) There is no normed method of testing the performance of paragliders. For example, speed varies with altitude and the associated different air pressure, but also with the total weight of the system. That means that there simply isn’t THE speed or THE L/D that would allow a serious comparison with another glider. Performance data are dependent on the harness, the size of the glider, on the air mass and the total weight.
How do I calculate my takeoff weight?
Takeoff weight is calculated by adding the weight of the pilot including clothes to the weight of the equipment. The equipment consists of the harness, the reserve chute, the paraglider itself, and any flight instruments and other baggage you may carry (e.g. rucksack, etc.).
Why do the XS and L sizes have a wider certified weight range?
These two sizes offer a wider certified weight range in order to allow more pilots to fly a smaller paraglider. This is perfect for cases where every gram counts, or if you like fast and dynamic flying. Both sizes also have a LTF/EN B rating.
Is it OK for me to shorten the brake lines on my skywalk paraglider?
Changing the length of the brake lines can have a negative effect on the flying characteristics and extreme flight behavior. The paraglider needs a little more lead when flying on speed bar, otherwise the glider could be braked unintentionally, leading to a loss of performance. When performig extreme flying maneuvers, shortening the brake lines too much can cause complications during recovery from collapses, parachutal stall, etc.
Am I allowed to make modifications to my skywalk paraglider?
No, because the glider is certified the way it is delivered to you. Even the brake line length is part of the trim and must not be changed.
Why shall I not navigate my glider through the C-level
As opposed to gliders with two line levels with which you can change the angle of attack by pulling the rear risers, doing the same on a glider with three line levels causes the profile to deform. This results in a crease forming between levels, which makes the glider more susceptible to collapses. In an emergency, control deflections of several centimeters are possible.
Do the nylon wires in the glider near any special attention or packing method?
Our nylon wires are flexible and kink resistant, so they won’t break under normal circumstances. But due to the packing volume it is a good idea to lay the Rigid Foils in the leading on top of each other on both sides.
What are JetFlaps and how do they work?
Jet Flaps are a so-called split flap like those seen on a large airplane. When the glider is braked, the airflow is routed through the glider, restoring smooth airflow. This extends brake line travel and softens the stall behavior.
What advantage do the JetFlaps on my skywalk paraglider offer?
Lower flyable minimum airspeed. The speed range is wider and easier to control. The pilot has more time to react when flying near the stall point.
Your TEQUILA 5 delivery
the intermediate TEQUILA 5 comes with:
1x Glider backpack ALPINE
1x Compression strap
1x Innerbag for glider
1x Riser bag
1x Basic Guide
1x Repair Kit