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