Building the replacement for a very popular wing is, in some respects, an thankless endeavour. On the one hand you can be fairly certain that it will be a success, on the other hand there’s a good chance that finding things to actually improve is going to be really hard. This was very much the case during the development process of the Trango XC3.

Basically, the predecessor is still at the very top of its class in terms of gliding performance and climbing ability today, some 3 years after its introduction. This isn’t to say that our pilots haven’t sent feedback, they have, but it has almost exclusively been about top speed – so we started right there. The new Trango is many things, but it is first and last a more stable, faster wing, built to race even when there is no one around to race but the clock.

Improvements over the Trango CX2

•  Improved top speed compared to the Trango XC2
•  Even more stable at speed too
•  Better, more efficient handling
•  Significantly (1-1.5kg) lighter in all sizes
•  68 cells. High cell count contributes to the total shape integrity, important for maximum performance
•  New Generation Aerofoil
•  Long ASS battens in leading edge – 2-liner technology
•  Additional Nylon batten over the C-level – more 2-liner technology
•  Light, efficient speed bar
•  New, more efficient riser design
•  3D panel shaping
•  UP low-drag line attachment points on the canopy
•  Total line consumption reduced even more compared to Trango XC2
•  Mini ribs along trailing edge
•  Very flat polar curve all the way from trim speed to top speed


Surface area flat (m2) 21,7 23,1 25,1 27,1
Surface area projected (m2) 18,5 19,7 21,4 23,1
Flat span (m) 12,3 12,7 13,2 13,7
Projected span (m) 9,8 10,2 10,6 11,0
Flat aspect ratio 6,9 6,9 6,9 6,9
Projected aspect ratio 5,3 5,3 5,3 5,3
Chambers/cells 68 68 68 68
Total line length incl. Brake (m) 232 239 249 259
Total # of lines incl. Brake 198 198 198 198
Glider weight (kg) 4,5 4,7 4,9 5,2
Category LTF/EN D C C C
Takeoff weight (kg) 63-85 78-100 90-115 105-130