(made in 1997)
The Concept incorporates innovative 'Spare Ribs' technology as an alternative to the kingpostless route taken by other manufacturers. The design dispenses with luff-lines and provides essential pitch stability through a system of 'floating ribs' attached to the outboard leading edge and restrained to give adequate washout at low angles of attack. Winglets, which on the Klassic were an optional extra, have become on the Concept an integral part of the design.
Concept. Sail area 13.8 sq m, span 10.3 m, nose angle 131 degs, aspect ratio 7.6:1, packed length 5.8 m, battens 29 (inc 6 under) airframe material 6080-T6 and 7075-T6, flying weight 35 kg, pilot weight (clip-in) 58-91 kg, price inc VAT £3700.