HOW DOES THE PACE FLY?
The PACE launches almost by itself. You don’t even have to take the risers in your hands. Just a slight impulse via the harness is enough and the canopy is immediately above the pilot. The ultralight wing rises very quickly, but stops on its own and does not overshoot. With only a few steps you are already in the air. Therefore, the PACE is perfect for launching on the smallest take-off sites as well as in very difficult terrain.
In the air, the PACE reacts directly to control impulses, flies very intuitively and with playful ease. The control pressure is very low. In turbulence, the design of the PACE offers extremely high resistance to collapses and exceptional inherent stability. The PACE stabilises itself and aligns itself again above the pilot when needed. As a result, there is hardly any pendulum movement during the exit of a spiral dive.
It is important while landing with a single skin to fly as fast as possible on final approach in order to create a pleasant flare effect. Applying the brakes too early can completely destroy the lift. The PACE has been equipped with the NUDGE system. This generates an extra lift on landing by additionally applying the C-risers from a certain brake application.
For more details on flight behaviour and handling, check out our PACE tutorial.