Ya I cant wait to start making vids on efficiency and max climb rate, and showing how much if any at 5k it changes efficiency to cruise.
After flying my apco hybrid (not the most efficient wing) L, I get an average of 3.7kw at cruse its definitely below 4kw and the lowest I was able to hold was 3.6kw. At 3.8kw I have a slow climb of about 1ft every 3-4 seconds.
I really don’t have any efficient wings, my brother does have a delta 3 or something its just a pain to launch in zero wind, and really never fly in anything above 5mph so on the ground its basically zero wind. When I did test that wing like 6 months ago it was defiantly more efficient then my apco, I remember seeing a 3.4kw cruse but ill have to test again and make a video.
The other wings I fly are ozone spyder 24m and freeride 19m. On the Spyder with trims in the middle it seems to be around 5kw trims in seems like 4.4kw. The freeride I flew the other day, trims mid 5.2kw and trims in i was surprised by its efficiency its was cruising 4.2 to 4.5kw while flying much faster then the spyder.
Again these numbers are off the top of my head so Im going to make a video, probably just fly each wing for 5-10 mins same day one after each other so conditions are the same. I think that would be fun and show the difference between each wing well. But Im quite confident in the numbers for the apco hybrid as I fly that a lot.
As soon as I get done shipping units this week Im gonna start making a bunch of vids. I’m super exited to actually start making them again.