Good flight characteristics are a result of the optimum functioning together of many different construction components: Sail cut, elasticity of the sail battens and leading edge tubes, geometry of the glider frame...
Years of optimising at the Finsterwalder works have resulted in an optimum mix of the Fexes.
As opposed to competition hanggliders, that achieve their performance with a high aspect ratio and pay the price in terms of poorer handling, Finsterwalder's concept for allround hanggliders is for a relatively compact surface furnished with an anhedral. In this way performance is achieved by minimal batten cross-setting. This special concept makes it possible, to combine excellent flight characteristics with astonishingly high performance.
Due to the trouble-free turning characteristics and the advantages of the anhedral when thermalling, even less experienced pilots can achieve good performance with the Fexes.
In the meantime the Finsterwalder concept for intermediate gliders has been copied frequently, but to date never bettered.
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