The Rid'Air team's opinion: " ... "
Like all of our performance and competition wings, the Swift 5 makes a difference in active air and rough conditions. Hundreds of hours of testing in active and turbulent conditions were completed as part of its development to ensure that the wing met our requirements, in keeping with our doctrine of true usable performance in turbulent air over the entire speed range.
The R&D team focused on the internal structure of the canopy to make it even stronger, more compact and more reassuring than the Swift 4. This extra structural strength makes the wing more comfortable and performs better in turbulent conditions. Compared to previous generation wings, the Swift 5's profile retains its shape better in active air, allowing the wing to fly through turbulence more efficiently.
The Swift 5's airfoil has been designed to be more stable and more stable than the previous generation.
Ease of use and a high level of passive safety were prioritized, which is why the Swift 5 retains moderate aspect ratio. The performance gains come from the optimization of the line plan and the use of a new generation of 3D cutting where the leading edge is made in three distinct sections to obtain a clean surface without parasitic folds. A new panel cutout and mini-ribs in the trailing edge also reduce parasitic drag. A refined Shark Nose profile improves the wing's behavior in all areas: stability, comfort, performance and braking range, making the wing extremely resistant to spin or stall in particular.
A solid wing and top-notch performance is great, but you can't forget that you're flying to have fun! The R&D team focused on handling and spent a lot of time optimizing the feel and coordination of the turn on the original platform (the Rush 5), in light fabric, the feel under the Swift is even better. With a precise, linear feel to the control at the start of the race, there is an efficient thermal climb, flat turns with little braking and increased performance in lighter airs. On the second half of the run, the control gives authority to keep control in stronger thermals.
Although EN B certified, the Swift 5 is not suitable for beginner pilots.