In touch with nature

The Instinct TE is our intermediate glider concept.
Designed for a wide range of use, dedicated for pilots who want to expand their flying experience.

Our EN-B

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Who It’s for:

Since it performs at a very high level, but is also very pleasant and well-behaving at the same time, the Instinct TE is the perfect glider for all pilots who want to feel comfortable in the air.
It loves going on distance, is your companion while soaring for hours or for flying from the house mountain – The Instinct TE is your buddy!

The Characteristics

You can feel the small weight immediately at the takeoff: The glider rises easy and soft by itself. Even inexperienced pilots will feel more safety and calmness at the start compared to its predecessor.

The handling was developed to be more precise, the turning behaviour in the thermals rounder and the agility is even better. The Instinct TE helps to feel safe in thermals because it communicates without overreacting.

The Instinct TE is a well-balanced, good-natured and high performant thermal glider in the fair-minded middle range of EN-B. We furthermore increased the top speed to make a better pene-tration into wind, also the crossing of a valley is much easier now.

The Instinct TE is a hybrid 3-liner concept, which results in significant drag reduction and increased performance and glide ratio.

The Look

Like all the gliders of our product range, the design of the Instinct TE is determined by a unique detail of the Icaro Edelweiss flower – selected to fit every gliders special characteristics and your desire to make a good impression in the sky.

You can choose your style from one of those three color options:

A nice and safe fun-glider. A slight pull on the inner A lines is enough to rise the Instinct TE up in the air. There it reveals it´s agility and precise handling: High wingovers are as possible as relaxed cruising, without embarrassing the pilot in any situation.

Technical Details

  • Line geometry
    Line geometry
  • Number of cells
    Number of cells
  • Profile type
    Profile type
  • V-tape type
    V-tape type
  • Canopy material
    Canopy material
  • Material Transition
    Material Transition
  • Mini ribs
    Mini ribs
Instinct TE XS Instinct TE S Instinct TE M Instinct TE L
Classification EN B B B B
Flat area (m2) 21,8 24,3 28,2 31,0
Projected area (m2) 17,1 19,1 22,1 24,3
Flat span (m) 10,8 11,4 12,2 12,8
Projected span (m) 8,4 8,9 9,5 10,0
Flat aspect ratio 5,3 5,3 5,3 5,3
Projected aspect ratio 4,1 4,1 4,1 4,1
Carabiner distance < 80 Kg: 38–42 cm 80–100 Kg: 42–46 cm > 100 Kg: 46–50 cm > 100 Kg: 46–50 cm
Weight (Kg) 4,35 4,90 5,20 5,60
Profile type Thermal Thermal Thermal Thermal
Materials Dokdo 30 Dokdo 30 Dokdo 30 Dokdo 30
Number of cells 39 39 39 39
V-tape type 2-Cell-Bridge 2-Cell-Bridge 2-Cell-Bridge 2-Cell-Bridge
Mini ribs Yes Yes Yes Yes
Line geometry 3 + 1 3 + 1 3 + 1 3 + 1
Speed system Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speed way (mm) 70 110 150 150
Trimmer No No No No
Seats 1 1 1 1
Inspected by DHV e. V. Miesbacher Straße 2 / 83703 Gmund / Germany
Test reference number DHV GS-01-2084-13 DHV GS-01-2085-13 DHV GS-01-2086-13 DHV GS-01-2087-13
Test regulations LTF NFL II-91/09 / EN 926-2:2005 / EN 926-1:2006