8.21 / 10

777 Queen 2: the speed queen

«Perfection is the only deadline» — this is 777's motto explaining the long R&D process for each Triple Seven glider. For Queen2 it has also been very long. But when you take this glider for test flight, the things become very, very fast!

2018−10−17
9 / 10

Construction


9 / 10

Risers


9 / 10

Lines


9 / 10

Canopy



9 / 10

Build quality

9 / 10

Surface smoothness


8.5 / 10

Takeoff and groundhandling


9 / 10

Groundhandling


8 / 10

Takeoff



8.23 / 10

Flight


9 / 10

Glide


8.5 / 10

Accelerated flight



10 / 10

Speed gain

7 / 10

Speed system effort

8 / 10

Soaring and sink rate



8 / 10

Sink rate in straight flight

8 / 10

Sink rate in spiral

8.33 / 10

Turn ability



8 / 10

Brakes efficiency

8 / 10

Weight shift efficiency

9 / 10

Rear risers control

6 / 10

Comfort


8.75 / 10

Feedback



8 / 10

Airspeed feedback

8 / 10

Brakes feedback

9 / 10

Rear riser feedback

10 / 10

Risers feedback

9 / 10

Dynamics and energy retention



9 / 10

Dynamics

9 / 10

Energy retention


7.33 / 10

Dangerous flight regimes


7 / 10

Asymmetric collapse



5 / 10

Recovery

9 / 10

Collapse resistance

7 / 10

Frontal collapse


8 / 10

Spin out of thermal spiral



8 / 10

Quick descent techniques


8 / 10

Ears



7 / 10

Stability

9 / 10

Sink rate


Thanks

Special thanks to Alexander and Tatiana Leonov for offering the glider for tests.

Copyright

  • Foto: I. Tarasova, A. Tarasov

Model

Year2017
Brand777
HomologationEN C
Positioninghigh EN C

Conditions

Flight sites
Harnesses
Total flight weight100 kg

Technical data

Flat area, sq. m.26
Flat A.R.6,3
Flat span, m12,8
Projected area, sq. m.22
Projected A.R.4,6
Projected span, m10
Cells, total73
Lines schemeA2A'1B4C3
Takeoff weight, kg95−108
Glider weight, kg5,4
SizeML

Materials and components

Upper surface, leading edgeDominico30D MF
Upper surface except leading edgeDominico20D MF
Bottom surfaceDominico20D MF
Ribs, supportedPorcherSkytex 40 Hard 9017 E29
Ribs, unsupportedPorcherSkytex 40 Hard 9017 E29
Lines, upper cascadesLiros, Edelrid
Lines, middle cascadesLiros, Edelrid
Lines, main (lower) cascadesLiros, Edelrid
Risers, webbing13 mm kevlar/nylon
Risers, pulleysHarkenP18mm

Links

Queen 2 at 777 website
Queen 2 at dealer website