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Nevada 2
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Nevada 2

The next evolution of the Nevada, incorporating Gradient's D|D and VO system.

Price: £3100.00

Product Details

Nevada2 is a high-performance glider of the EN-B category. It excels in glide ratio, precise manoeuvrability and resisting collapses. In common with other wings in the upper half of the wide EN-B category, Nevada2 is intended for pilots of some experience who understand and can employ the principles of active pilotage.

Nevada2 is a pure 3-liner with only two main lines on each side thanks to the Gradient DD system. DD system provides diagonal bracing (in the past provided by lines) by double diagonal ribs inside the glider which are out of the airflow and therefore do not create drag. This way, Nevada2 has only 62 line attachment points, very low total line consumption and therefore less line drag. By progressive diameter gradation of the unsheathed lines of the upper gallery and reduced binding of the brake lines, the total aerodynamic line drag is minimised. 

For better transfer of forces from the lines to the whole canopy Gradient employ the Gibus Arch technology, small archs-shaped nylon strings located in the loaded supporting ribs of the B and C rows running chord wise down the rib. There are also nylon strings in the C diagonals and mini ribs to help to smooth the trailing edge. These plastic wires and those in the leading edge are easy to replace in case of damage.

To achieve proper pressurization of the canopy over the whole working speed range, Gradient has further developed Its signature style of cell openings, the VO system.  It ensures fast filling of the canopy from the middle towards the ears, which makes the launch and potential collapse recovery quick and easy. It also limits the airflow from the inner space of the canopy towards the upper, suction surface and makes Nevada2 less prone to lose overall climb rate or forward speed during flight in thermic and turbulent conditions.

The long lifetime of the canopy and the dimensional stability of the leading edge is ensured by the Gradient exclusive Skytex Everlast, a double-coated material which was specially developed by Gradient and Porcher Marine.

Details like the ball bearing pulleys of the speed system and the high quality materials indicate exceptional manufacturing, and the guarantee with 1yr free repair service (conditions apply) show Gradient is serious about customer care and providing a long lasting product.

Follow this link for the full specifications on the Gradient web pages .

Follow this link for Nevada 2 in Madagascar video.

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