Comfort and XC performance with Intuitive and Precise Handling.
In 2005, the feedback from our Mantra pilots was excellent: They loved the balance of performance and in-flight comfort that the Mantra offered, along with what many considered the best handling in the 2-3 class.
With this in mind, we started with the success of the Mantra when we created the Addict, which we think is the perfect LTF 2 glider.
It’s very important to note that with the Addict we have developed a ‘Real’ LTF2 wing. We have no interest in squeezing a LTF 2-3 wing into the LTF 2 class: We know what the LTF 2 pilot needs, and we have done everything we can to deliver that, exactly.
- More Cells. With three more than the Vulcan, and the same amount as the Mantra, the Addict is ultra-clean for a LTF 2, inside and out: the internal structure is as simple as possible, leading to a light sail and exceptional handling.
- A LTF 2 wing needs a delicate balance between cells, diagonals, and lines. More diagonals mean less lines and less drag, but a heavier sail, which is not what we wanted. The Addict has achieved the balance we were aiming for with what we feel is the right amount of cells and a simple internal structure.
- Less lines. 370m of lines for the M, which is a 43m saving over the Vulcan.
- The planform has been revised slightly for an aspect ratio of 5.6
- Slightly increased surface area, to optimise safety and climb rate.
- Sail Tension. Reduced from the Vulcan, to match that of the Mantra exactly. This is one of the major keys to comfort and ease of use in all conditions, particularly in turbulent air.
- Profile. Again, taken directly from the Mantra, for its proven high performance and pitch stability. In turbulent air the Addict excels, with low pitch movement and therefore a more efficient glide.
- Compared to the Vulcan, the Addict flies faster and is much more efficient in glide due to the true performance that is a result of the above factors. The Addict provides constant lift through the turn and is unbelievably agile for a LTF 2.