Keep the well-proven and improve it with the latest technologies: this was the motto for the development of the TWIN 5. The goal was to further optimize SWING´s most successful tandem glider.
This was achieved with an improved leading edge design, 3D-Shaping, the use of flexible and durable rigid elements and other changes. The result: excellent start properties and an extremely stable canopy.
Just like its predecessor, the TWIN 5 offers great handling - almost like a solo glider. SWING kept the well-known high degree of passive safety. Fans of the TWIN 4 may therefore look forward to a familiar feeling in flight.
Once in the air, you will feel its great speed range and the glide performance, which could be increased using 3D-Shaping on the leading edge. At the end of the flight, pilot and passenger can look forward to a soft landing. This is based on the great slow flight characteristics, the gentle stall properties and an excellent flare behavior.
The TWIN 5 is ideal for professional tandem businesses. Especially with difficult conditions you will appreciate its optimal take-off and landing characteristics. So each flight begins and ends with a high degree of security.
Next to professionals the TWIN 5 targets all tandem pilots who appreciate great handling and best glide performance for relaxed and beautiful XC flights.
Technical and design highlights compared to the predecessor
And the resulting properties of the TWIN 5
Consistent further development of the most successful tandem of SWING
Optimized material mix of the canopy
New leading edge design with flexible and durable rigid elements
Variable brake height adjustment
Big Ears Support Feature
3D-shaping for optimum dimensional accuracy and airflow around the canopy
Excellent take off characteristics
Great landing behavior
Pleasant handling and agility
Wide speed range
Simple and effortless Big Ears
Glide performance & high passive safety
Low packing volume
Brake adjustable on the riser for different suspension heights and arm length
Durability and light weight (0.3 kg lighter than its predecessor)
The TWIN 5 is also available as TWIN 5 S. Made for lightweight passengers & children with a handling like a solo glider. Maximum load capacity for the S size is 190kg. Good news for big boys: Using the “Vario”-risers, TWIN 5 S is also certified for solo use.