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High over the Wasatch range, Utah. Photo by Jeff O'Brien.
 
Wills Wing T2

(See also the Wills Wing T2C)

The Wills Wing T2 is a highly refined high performance, competition class glider featuring a long list of hardware upgrades and improvements in the sail design. The result is an extraordinary combination of superb handling qualities and unsurpassed performance, built on a platform of exceptional quality.

The T2 features a robust yet light-weight carbon fiber crossbar, a cam-less, wide range VG system, and a highly rigid sprog stability system with compensating inboard sprogs.

The sail is clean and flat, with a very high percentage of double surface and extremely low twist.


Turning sideways at the south side, Utah. Photo by Jeff O'Brien.


Roll pressures are light and the roll rate is quick, and yet the glider is stable on tow, offers excellent directional tracking, and is easy to land. The exceptional sink rate and climb performance allow for an expansion in the upper end of the weight range, allowing a pilot in the transition range between sizes to step down a size, and pick up further enhancements in glide performance at speed.



Boosting over the parking lot, Utah. Photo by Adam West.


For serious recreational and cross country pilots, or for anyone with advanced skills looking for the highest levels of flex wing performance at a surprisingly affordable price, the T2 is configurable with a long list of options, including all mylar top surface sail, special UV resistant "UVM" mylar sail material upgrade, ultra-light weight, extra stiff 12mm battens, carbon-kevlar leading edge pocket inserts, Slipstream2 or Litestream control bar downtubes, a specially designed carbon streamlined basetube or the standard aluminum streamlined basetube, and streamlined control bar basetube wheels set (aluminum basetube only).

Competition pilots seeking the ultimate in world class competition level performance are encouraged to check out the Wills Wing T2C.

Passing in front of Mt. Timpanogos. Photo by Adam West.


06/23/08
Steve Morris on the T2C -

Iíve been flying my Millennium rigid wing since 1998 and until recently I have been able to out-sink and out-glide flex wings by a noticeable margin. This year several pilots at my local flying site (Fort Funston) began flying the new Wills Wing T2C and now Iíve seen my performance advantage vanish! The T2C is comparable to my Millennium over the entire speed range in both glide and sink rate. Congratulations, the T2C has bridged the performance gap between flex and rigid wings!

Steve Morris was on the design team for the BrightStar Swift and the Millennium rigid wing



01/24/07
Jeff O'Brien on the T2 - "You've got a winner!"

I've just returned from a three-week flying trip in Australia. After some tuning advice from Andreas Olsson, the T2 154 I was flying in the meets was performing every bit as well as the hottest race ships from Moyes and Aeros. Forbes was a great venue for comparison with six tasks covering almost 700miles! The level of competition was also world class with 30 of the top 50 ranked pilots in attendance. I was able to stick with the lead gaggle, when I made the right decisions, and wasn't out performed climbing or gliding. The glider enabled me to finish 16th in the meet.

An Italian pilot who I flew with frequently commented, "The T2 is gliding much better than last year." Additionally, after talking about tuning with a Brazillian pilot he said, "Don't change a thing. Your glider's going really well."

With a faired instrument pod, and cleaner peripheral gear, I'm anxious to see how much better the glider will perform. Thank you for your technical support and building a quality glider that goes like stink!

Cheers,
Jeff O'Brien

Jeff O'Brien Flying a T2 Low and Fast


Wills Wing T2C

Read British Comp Pilot Gary Wirdnam's T2C Review in Skywings (9.5Mb).

The all new Wills Wing T2C is the full competition version of the T2, and includes carbon rear leading edges and carbon sprogs in addition to all options available on the T2: all mylar top surface sail, special UV resistant "UVM" mylar sail material upgrade, ultra-light weight, extra stiff 12mm battens, carbon-kevlar leading edge pocket inserts, Slipstream2 control bar downtubes, and an all-new specially designed carbon streamlined basetube. All features listed above, plus the customerís choice of sail colors are included in the base price of the T2C. (Pilots may "de-select" options if they choose to, for example by requesting an aluminum speedbar basetube instead of the carbon basetube, but the glider price is not dependent on options selected. The carbon rear leading edges and carbon sprogs are standard on, and only available on, the T2C, so a pilot who does not desire the carbon rear leading edges and sprogs should order the T2, and add options as desired from there.)



Camping underneath my wing, Arizona. Photo by Jeff O'Brien.


The T2C features the same superb handling qualities as the T2. In addition, the increased stiffness provided by the carbon components allows for an additional reduction in twist and a commensurate extra boost in competitive performance that will place you at performance parity (at least!) with the most exotic factory works gliders you will come up against.



Strafing the south side, Utah. Photo by Adam West.


Recreational pilots seeking competition class performance in the most affordable glider available are encouraged to check out the Wills Wing T2



 
Latest T2 news:
06/01/14: Good News! - The Long Waits Are Over
 
Pilot Comment:
Graham Phipps
10/18/2005
Graham Phipps concluded another successful year by winning the British Open Series flying his Wills Wing T2 144. Having placed 4th in the series for the past 2yrs on a Talon 140 Graham feels that the T2 gives him the edge to take him to the top with a superb combination of handling, climb and glide. Whilst flying it at the Pre-Europeans in Croatia earlier in the year he had plenty of chance to compare it to all the other top wings and was more than happy with its performance.


More Comments:
Mike Glennon - Climb and Glide with the Best
Miguel Molina - Very Happy
Tullio Gervasoni - Good Times
Kobus Laubscher - T2 Rocks the Kalahari
Christian Tiefenbacher - T2C Has The Best Handling
Click here to see the entire list of comments.

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Specifications:

Imperial Units:          Change to Metric Units
Specification †T2C 136† †T2/T2C 144† †T2/T2C 154†
Area (ft^2) 136 144 154
Span (ft) 31.4 32.3 33.5
Aspect Ratio 7.3 7.3 7.4
Glider Weight (lbs) 68 71 73
Hook-In Weight (lbs) 150-210 160-235 185-285
Optimum Body Weight (lbs) 130-150 150-180 180-200
Nose Angle (deg) 127-132
Double Surface (%) 92
USHPA Rating 4
Vne (mph) 53
Va (mph) 46
Vms (mph) 21
Vd (mph) 70
Length (in bag) (in) 191 196 204
Break-down (in) 147 152 161
HGMA Cert. (T2) 2/26/13 5/22/2006 10/6/2006
Sugg. Retail (T2) N/A $6975.00 $6975.00
Sugg. Retail (T2C) $8785.00

Key to Specifications

Note: Retail prices listed are Wills Wing's suggested retail prices not including packaging for shipment from the factory, freight costs to the destination, import and local taxes, and dealer preparation and delivery charges. For safety reasons, any products shown that require any particular expertise to install or use safely must be purchased through, and personally delivered to the end user by an authorized Wills Wing Dealer. Retail prices listed for gliders are applicable to gliders selected for purchase from the web site inventory glider list. For any glider not selected from the inventory list, at a minimum, a charge of $150 for customer selection of colors will apply, (except for the T2C where customer color choice is included in the price), in addition to any applicable upgrade charges for extra cost options selected. Inventory gliders are created in the process of balancing sail cloth inventory and selling used demo gliders or gliders resulting from cancelled orders. Inventory gliders may not always be available in all models and sizes.

Note: Wills Wing authorized dealers are independent business entities, are not employees or agents of Wills Wing, do not directly represent Wills Wing, and are not authorized to enter into contracts, agreements, or commitments on behalf of Wills Wing. Although Wills Wing safety policies require that certain items be purchased from an authorized Wills Wing dealer, those policies do not require that an order be placed with any specific Wills Wing dealer, and any such order that is placed with a Wills Wing dealer is considered by Wills Wing to be an agreement entirely between the dealer and the customer. Although Wills Wing policies state certain expectations of authorized dealers, Wills Wing does not evaluate dealers with respect to either their ability to meet or the degree to which they customarily meet such expectations. Customers are encouraged to conduct all appropriate due diligence in evaluating any authorized Wills Wing dealer with whom they plan to do business.


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See Also: Sailcloth Options Article by Steven Pearson

Options:
Description Part # T2 T2C
Custom Sail Patterns - Quoted on Request  
CUSTOMER COLOR CHOICE 01A-A1   $150.00 Included
205MT Leading Edge - No Charge  
205MT Trailing Edge - No Charge  
P1 UPGRADE 205 TO UVX15 or 240MT 01A-A3   $150.00 No Charge
P1/P2 UPGRADE UVODL06 - T2C ONLY 01A-A30   n/a $300.00
MYLAR SAIL UPGRADE UVX15 or UVPT P1 and UVPT P3/P4 01A-A52   $475.00 No Charge
P3-P4 UPGRADE UVODL06 - T2C ONLY 01A-A34   n/a $225.00
P3-P4 UPGRADE UVODL04 - T2C ONLY 01A-A35   n/a $375.00
COLORED #2, #3 OR #4 PANEL 01A-A6   $75.00 No Charge
Slipstream 2 Control Legs (Downtubes) - No Charge  
CARBON SPEEDBAR UPGRADE 01A-B3   $420.00 Included
Slipstream/Litestream Control Bar Wheel Kit 70M-1240   $140.00 $140.00
CARBON KEEL STINGER UPGRADE T2C 01A-B30   $270.00 $270.00
Carbon-Kevlar LE Insert 74x7.8 (price per each, need 2) 15M-2003   $112.50 Included
Keel Fairing - Rear Wire Junction (T2C only) 50F-1010   n/a $90.00
12mm BATTEN UPGRADE - T2 01A-B11   $225.00 Included

Some options may be incompatible with others. See your Wills Wing dealer for details.

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