Small. Lightweight. Fast

Made for Alpine adventures

The TONKA2 is a miniwing, that opens up new horizons. With a projected area of just 11.8 m², the TONKA2 is the smallest paraglider on the market with LTF/EN-certification. Based on the design of our lightweight MASALA2 gilder, the TONKA2 weighs just 2.1 kg, is extremely small to pack and is easy to launch. That makes the TONKA2 the perfect tool for ambitious para-alpinists and Hike&Fly-pilots with adventurous plans. Thanks to its high wing loading, the wing reacts quickly and dynamically to every control input. For experienced pilots this means pure flying fun!
The TONKA2 is extremely fast, yet it glides exceptionally well despite its small size – making it THE favorite glider for speed competitions like the Red Bull Dolomitenmann!

New 2016: The TONKA2 is now available in a second size with three additional square meters, for pilots looking for less dynamics and speed as on the 11,8 m² TONKA2 XS.

“My new toy for Alpine adventures…!”

Paul Guschlbauer,

3rd place Red Bull X-ALPS 2015, 2nd place team scoring at Dolomitenmann 2015

HANDLING

The TONKA2 is a real “mini-wing”. Despite its small size, it doesn’t fly like a speedflyer. Instead, it flies with the precision of a really small paraglider. Its handling is extremely direct and agile. With a little bit of control line input you can turn this glider on a dime. And with a little more input you’ll be banking high in no time at all. Its high trim speed lets you launch, land and fly on windy days – a big advantage when a gust shoots up the lip of a steep backbowl or the wind suddenly picks up.

PERFORMANCE

The TONKA2 was developed for Alpine adventurers flying in challenging terrain. Despite its small area, its glide ratio is surprisingly high and its sinkrate reassuringly low. The TONKA2 lets you launch from difficult spots and land in tight, remote valleys – and soar to cloud base on thermally active days. Its trim speed is pretty fast, but if you want a real jet-feeling, just step on the bar!

SAFETY

The TONKA2’s high wing loading makes it very stable – but also extremely dynamic and agile. For this reason, TONKA2 pilots should have a lot of flying experience under their belts and should be used to judging glider reaction in dynamic steep turns.
Please note:
The glider reactions on the size S are less dynamic. Pilots with less experience can fly the TONKA2 S.
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JET FLAPS

Our JET FLAPS extend the green arc as you approach the stall point, which substantially increases safety and also improves climb performance.

C-WIRES

C-wires are nylon wires sewn into the glider over the anchor points of the C-level lines. Advantages: better load distribution, reduced drag, more performance.

MINI RIBS

Doubling the number of cells at the trailing edge increases its shape stability substantially. Advantage: fewer vortices improve the aerodynamics and with it the performance.

RIGID FOIL

The Rigid Foil nylon wires on the leading edge help maintain its shape and ensure constant ram air pressure. Advantages: better takeoff behavior, more performance and lower canopy weight.

3D-SHAPING

A precise calculation of the leading edge geometry and the installation of an additional strip of fabric reduce wrinkling in this sensitive part of the glider. Advantages: exact wing shape, more performance.

SizeXS (12.0)S (15.0)
LTF:09|ENDC
Cells3434
Area flat (m²)14,117,46
Area projected (m²)11,814,76
Wingspan flat (m)8,229,16
Wingspan projected (m)6,47,13
Aspect ratio flat4,84,8
Aspect ratio projected3,443,44
Glider weight (kg)2,12,4
Certified weight range (kg)60 - 8560 - 90
Upper sailPorcher Sport Skytex 38 / Skytex 27 Universal
Lower sailPorcher Sport Skytex 27 Universal
RibsPorcher Sport Skytex 27 hard
BandsPorcher Sport Skytex 32
Main linesLiros PPSL 200, TSL 280
Middle linesLiros PPSL 160/120, DSL 70
Top linesLiros DC 60
Brake linesLiros DFLP 200/32, DSL 70, DC 60
RisersLiros 6mm Dyneema
Is the deterioration on light-cloths higher than on a regular glider cloth?

Light-cloths are thinner than conventional glider-cloths and therefore less resistant against mechanical strain. That means you need to pay more attention on small rocks and bushes. Please avoid any unnecessary contact to the ground. With this strict observance you will have the same durability as with a conventional glider-cloth.

What are the glide ratio (L/D), trim and maximum speeds?

We know that these data are interesting for you as a pilot, but for us to publish them would be a bad idea for the following reasons:
1) Performance data are highly dependent on the drag of the pilot and are therefore related to sitting position and harness. The difference between aerodynamically favorable and unfavorable harnesses and sitting positions can be as much as a whole L/D number.
2) Performance increases with the size of the glider. A large glider will always outperform the same glider in a smaller size. So a question about the performance of a glider is always also a question about the size.
3) There is no normed method of testing the performance of paragliders. For example, speed varies with altitude and the associated different air pressure, but also with the total weight of the system.
That means that there simply isn’t THE speed or THE L/D that would allow a serious comparison with another glider. Performance data are dependent on the harness, the size of the glider, on the air mass and the total weight.

How do I calculate my takeoff weight?

Takeoff weight is calculated by adding the weight of the pilot including clothes to the weight of the equipment. The equipment consists of the harness, the reserve chute, the paraglider itself, and any flight instruments and other baggage you may carry (e.g. rucksack, etc.).

Is it OK for me to shorten the brake lines on my skywalk paraglider?

Changing the length of the brake lines can have a negative effect on the flying characteristics and extreme flight behavior. The paraglider needs a little more lead when flying on speed bar, otherwise the glider could be braked unintentionally, leading to a loss of performance. When performig extreme flying maneuvers, shortening the brake lines too much can cause complications during recovery from collapses, parachutal stall, etc.

Am I allowed to make modifciations to my skywalk paraglider?

No, because the glider is certified the way it is delivered to you. Even the brake line length is part of the trim and must not be changed.

Do the Dyneema-Rizers need special handling?

The handling is not different to any other risers. You just need a little bit of time to get used to the thin risers.

What are JetFlaps and how do they work?

Jet Flaps are a so-called split flap like those seen on a large airplane. When the glider is braked, the airflow is routed through the glider, restoring smooth airflow. This extends brake line travel and softens the stall behavior.

What advantage do the JetFlaps on my skywalk paraglider offer?

Lower flyable minimum airspeed. The speed range is wider and easier to control. The pilot has more time to react when flying near the stall point.

What size should I choose on this glider?

Size S really suits for hike&fly adventures and can be flown from pilots with less experience on miniwings. Size XS reacts really energetic and agile. Therefore size XS should only be flown from pilots with experience on miniwings.

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Your TONKA2 package

  • the ultralight miniwing TONKA2 comes with:
    • 1x Backpack HIKE 55 l
    • 1x Riser compression band “light”
    • 1x “Stretch” innerbag for glider
    • 1x Manual
    • 1x Bandana
    • 1x Repair Kit
  • optional accessories:
    • Bottle holder for HIKE backpack
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