Wing Information | Evolution Trikes

PERFORMANCE WINGS

“A wing should be light handling, lively, and most of all, FUN TO FLY!”

All REVO wings are strut braced and rated to +6Gs -3Gs. All wings can be folded on the trike without ever removing the wing.

Evolution Trikes offers 4 wings for the REVO

RIVAL X
High Performance 14.0 Meter

"I can't believe how easy it rolls for such a big wing."
Mike Bullock, Commercial pilot, Texas USA

RIVAL X SPECS

  • Cruise Speed: 55 – 90 mph (48 - 78 Knots)
  • Max Speed: 105 mph (91 Knots)
  • Stall Speed at Gross: 39 mph (34 Knots)
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 1160 lbs (528 kg)
  • Rate Of Climb (912ULS): 1000 ft/min (5 m/sec)
  • Takeoff Distance to clear 50 foot obstacle (912ULS): 900 feet (275 meters)
  • Landing Distance over 50 foot obstacle : 800 feet (244 meters)
  • Descent Rate at 528 kg gross loading: 500 feet/min (2.54 m/sec) @ 53mph (46 knots)
  • Glide Ratio (Tested on Revo): 9.3:1
  • Ultimate Strength: +6g, -3g
  • Maneuverable Loading: +4g, -0g
  • Wingspan: 31.5 feet (9.6 meters)
  • Style: Topless wing
  • Aspect Ratio: 6.075Wing Area: 150.6 sq. ft (14.0 sq. meters)
  • Wing weight: 130lbs (59 kg)
  • Light but positive roll pressure
  • Medium roll rate
  • Optional VATS electric trim

The 31.5' spanned 2017 RIVAL X 14.0 meter wing is the big brother to the RIVAL S. Keeping the best of small wing qualities while adding large wing capabilities best summarizes this wing. Attributes normally associated with larger wings such as stiff, sluggish controls and additional work in turbulence have been eliminated entirely! Easy for novices to fly, but seasoned trike pilots will love the handling as well. It is the product of nine years of R&D and now our Flag Ship model. 

 

The RIVAL X  has all of the design features of the RIVAL S plus Long, flat, power off glides to landings with more float time. Less pilot input in the bumps than our other models while retaining the same light roll pressure of its smaller siblings. Using the same RIVAL S sail cut, the unique high twist tips command its roll authority. Our fully adjustable Roll Damper allows the wing to use pendulum effect from the hanging carriage for roll stability while reducing carriage swing at the same time. The special VATS (Variable Anhedral Trim System) trim system increases rear flying wire tension in faster trim speeds which reduces keel shift.  This system removes the “sweet spot” or trim speed the wing handles best. Therefore, roll pressure and sensitivity remain consistent throughout the entire speed range of 50-95 MPH. 

RIVAL S
High Performance 12.4 Meter

"I was totally blown away by the handling and the performance."
Mike Hamm, CFI Chicago USA

RIVAL S SPECS

  • Cruise Speed: 55 – 100 mph (48 - 87 Knots)
  • Max Speed: 115 mph (100 Knots)
  • Stall Speed at Gross: 44 mph (38 Knots)
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 1160 lbs (528 kg)
  • Rate Of Climb (912ULS): 1000 ft/min (5 m/sec)
  • Takeoff Distance to clear 50 foot obstacle (912ULS): 951 feet (290 meters)
  • Landing Distance over 50 foot obstacle : 800 feet (244 meters)
  • Descent Rate at 528 kg gross loading: 560 feet/min (2.845 m/sec) @ 58 mph (50 knots)
  • Glide Ratio (Tested on Revo): 8.6:1
  • Ultimate Strength: +6g, -3g
  • Maneuverable Loading: +4g, -0g
  • Wingspan: 29.5 feet (8.23 meters)
  • Style: Topless wing
  • Aspect Ratio: 6.075Wing Area: 134 sq. ft (12.4 sq. meters)
  • Wing weight: 128lbs (54.5 kg)
  • Light but positive roll pressure
  • High roll rate
  • Optional VATS electric trim

The 29.5' spanned RIVAL S is a 12.4 meter wing originally developed in 2013 and then updated again in 2016. Surprisingly agile, Experienced trike pilots will love the effortless rapid roll rate even loaded at full gross (1160 lbs). It is the product of six years of R&D specifically targeting light handling, speed wings that penetrate turbulence almost effortlessly. Some previous prototypes include the “Blue Devil wing” seen here.

 

The RIVAL S has a special designed undersurface keeping the center of the wing, which makes 90% of the lift,  low twist for maximum efficency. Then the outboard section of the undersurface is detached allowing the wing to twist and billow Very heavily. This effect improves yaw stability, pitch stability, roll rate, decreased control forces and remarkable stability at  high angles of attack. Our unique fully adjustable Roll Damper allows the wing to use pendulum effect from the hanging carriage for roll stability while reducing carriage swing at the same time. The special VATS (Variable Anhedral Trim System) trim system increases rear flying wire tension in faster trim speeds which reduces keel shift.  This system removes the “sweet spot” or trim speed the wing handles best. Therefore, roll pressure and sensitivity remain consistent throughout the entire speed range of 55-100 MPH. 

DISCOVERY
Standard 13.5 Meter

"Had my Discovery up to 15,400 feet today over Pikes Peak"
Tracy Tomlinson, CFI Colorado

DISCOVERY SPECS

  • Cruise Speed: 55 – 80 mph (48 - 69 Knots)
  • Max Speed: 90 mph (78 Knots)
  • Stall Speed at Gross: 38 mph (33 Knots)
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 1060 lbs (480 kg)
  • Rate Of Climb (912ULS): 1065 ft/min (5.4 m/sec)
  • Takeoff Distance to clear 50 foot obstacle (912ULS): 855 feet (260 meters)
  • Landing Distance over 50 foot obstacle : 800 feet (244 meters)
  • Descent Rate at 472.5 kg gross loading: 460 feet/min (2.337 m/sec) @ 56 mph (48 knots)
  • Glide Ratio (Tested on Revo): 10.0:1
  • Ultimate Strength: +6g, -3g
  • Maneuvering Load: +4g, -0g
  • Wingspan: 31.5 feet (9.6 meters)
  • Aspect Ratio: 6.7
  • Wing Area: 145 sq. ft (13.5 sq. meters)
  • Wing weight: 120 lbs (54.5 kg)
  • Light in center and pressure increases as steeper bank angles in roll are achieved. Very docile
  • Optional In-Flight electric trim

The 31.5' spanned Discovery 13.5 meter wing was developed in 2008. It is a well mannered, highly efficient and proven wing. Although a 13.5 square meter wing would be considered small if it were a king posted, high twist wing, the Discovery is a modern low twist, strut braced wing which is quite large for its class. This large wing is suitable for high altitude operation (7000' + MSL airports) and for short takeoffs on less than perfect soft-fields. Hands off cruise speeds are 55-80 MPH. The Discovery 13.5 makes an ideal first wing for a novice. Its larger size is best suited for calm to moderate conditions, but it can handle more severe conditions which simply requires more physical effort to fly in. 

 

The Discovery comes standard on the REVO with no upcharge to fit this wing. It flies very "typical" in that its roll rate and control bar feed back is a very familiar feeling. This means transition training is generally not required. Perfect for those that do not crave the effortless extra light, quick handling of our smaller performance wings. The Discovery 13.5 delivers easy flying without the sacrifice of performance. For an additional charge the Discovery is upgradable to include the CNC hang block, with patented roll damper, Vortex generators and speed valves which are standard on the RIVAL S/X and Competition 11 wing models.

COMPETITION
Ultra-Maneuverable 10.9 Meter

"Sensitive responses felt like flying a jet fighter..."
Ding Lin, commercial trike pilot, China

COMPETITION SPECS

  • Cruise Speed: 65 – 100 mph (56 - 87 Knots)
  • Max Speed: 115 mph (100 Knots)
  • Stall Speed at Gross: 44 mph (38 Knots)
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 1040 lbs (472.5 kg)
  • Rate Of Climb (912ULS): 1000 ft/min (5 m/sec)
  • Takeoff Distance to clear 50 foot obstacle (912ULS): 951 feet (290 meters)
  • Landing Distance over 50 foot obstacle : 800 feet (244 meters)
  • Descent Rate at 472.5 kg gross loading: 560 feet/min (2.845 m/sec) @ 58 mph (50 knots)
  • Glide Ratio (Tested on Revo): 9.0:1
  • Ultimate Strength: +6g, -3gManeuverable Loading: +4g, -0g
  • Wingspan: 27 feet (8.23 meters)
  • Style: Topless wing
  • Aspect Ratio: 6.075
  • Wing Area: 118 sq. ft (10.9 sq. meters)
  • Wing weight: 114 lbs (51.5 kg)
  • Light but positive roll pressure
  • High roll rate
  • Optional VATS electric trim

The 27' spanned Competition is a 10.9 meter wing designed for advanced trike pilots.  This wing, like the Discovery, was developed in 2008 and has become a favorite among advanced trike pilots flying them all over the world. The Competition 11 dominates when it comes to effortless roll authority with the fastest roll rate in the industry of 90 degrees per second.  New and improved for 2013 is the VATS trim system, also used in the RIVAL S. VATS increases stability at high speed eliminating the need for winglets while also increasing slow speed maneuverability. Now with VATS, a 100 MPH trim speed, turbulators and speed valves this wing is "hotter" than ever.

 

The Competiton 11 is recommended for intermediate to experienced pilots only since airspeed must be managed more critically on landings. In the air it is possibly one of the easiest wings to fly. Extremely precise and incredibly unaffected by high winds and turbulence.  Its small area lends itself to being a phenomenal cross-country wing that can handle much more than many larger wings and will do it all while traveling faster. However handling is best when 1 up and in 80+ MPH trim settings. By comparison the RIVAL S/X fly exceptional at all trim speeds and all weights, but cannot compare in high turbulence to the micro sized Competition 11. 

TRAINER BARS

The REVO trainer bars consist of a clam shell CNC control bar clamp allowing the pilot to remove the trainer bars in under 30 seconds.This unique design does not require disassembly of the wing. These quality trainer bars are extremely rigid and finished in a gloss black powder coat with optional custom colors available.

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