U-Turn Blackout+ 18

Bought it new in July 2019, done 275 flights (37 hours) since then, mostly in Gerlitzen (Austria) and around Queenstown (NZ), all nice soft take off and landings.

The glider is in great conditions, no tears, no patches, never been in a tree. I took it for a bath in Lake Dunstan a few times during the AcroFest (so it's nice and clean).

It's also the coolest colors (most important factor when buying a wing)!

I retrimmed it about 6 months ago (didn't have to do much) and haven't flow much since then.

One brake line was replaced (now one is blue and the other orange, easier to not mix left and right). But I could actually order new brake lines from U-Turn.
Never had to throw my reserve (although it tried a few times to give up on me! I guess I was being inconsiderate...).

Great glider to progress into acro without being too demanding. I'm flying it at about 4.7 kg/sqm (85kg), it does everything nicely, goes sweet in tumble, rhythmics, infinite. I did my first infinite on that glider actually Almost got the twisted infinite, just need a few more tows I guess.

At a lower wing loading it will be more suited for learning (slower reaction, a bit less energy, while still being able to go to infinite). Higher wing loading will be more dynamic, time to start practising your superstall to infinite..!

I'm flying with free brakes, but still have the original brake pulleys that I can put back on.

Glider is in Queenstown NZ, can ship to Oz.

Brand: U-Turn
Certification: Other
Weight range:
50 kg / 110 lbs or less
55 kg / 121 lbs
60 kg / 132 lbs
65 kg / 143 lbs
70 kg / 154 lbs
75 kg / 165 lbs
80 kg / 176 lbs
85 kg / 187 lbs
90 kg / 198 lbs
95 kg / 209 lbs
100 kg / 220 lbs
105 kg / 231 lbs
110 kg / 243 lbs
115 kg / 254 lbs
120 kg / 265 lbs
125 kg / 276 lbs
130 kg / 287 lbs
135 kg / 298 lbs
140 kg / 309 lbs
145 kg / 320 lbs
150 kg / 331 lbs or more
Wing only
Harness only
Reserve only
Full kit
Country: Australia
Listing created Sep 18, 2021

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