EMB400 Urupema: Wolfpack on the Slope

On Monday we had a wonderful slope outing with three Urupemas.

The unanimous agreement among the three pilots was that we need to fly this glider more often. The “wafer thin” wing profile (7.3%) with full carbon layup makes for super speed retention and among the friendliest stall behaviour on planes I’ve flown. It also allows for lots of camber to squeeze every last bit out of those thermals. This is a glider of contradictions, super friendly to fly and yet also scary as it picks up speed so fast with a bit of down elevator (even with full camber) and retains speed so long when flying figures.

Some new pictures of our slope outing below. Some earlier videos can be found here: