Pico S

Pico S

With the Pico S (S for speed), we responded to the need expressed by many pilots for a smaller wing for fast-travel UL flying. The wing had to achieve the required minimum speed of 65 km/h (40 mph) with a take-off weight of 450 kg (992 lbs) and should be able to fly economically at a high traveling speed.

The construction of the Pico S is based upon the time-proven Pico. It has the same frame structure, but the wing area is reduced by 2 sqm (21.5 sqft). The sail is smaller in span and has a smaller chord in the wing center. During the flight tests it was shown that the Pico S was, for a given rpm, 20 km/h (12.4 mph) faster in level flight. Minimum speed with two persons is ca. 57 km/h (35 mph). The small wing has excellent aerodynamic properties, low bar pressure and a light but predictable handling up to the maximum speed of 160 km/h (99 mph), giving the pilot reassuring control even in turbulent conditions. The wing is 2 kgs (4.4 lbs) lighter than the bigger Pico. The number of battens has been reduced by two.

The decision for a certain ultralight wing does not depend on flight performance and handling alone. The quality of manufacturing and service are equally important factors. In the course of over 30 years, “bautek service” has become a legend. All spare parts are permanently in stock and can be shipped on the same day. Repairs are carried out swiftly and economically in our factory in Kenn. Our sailmakers are capable of performing even complicated sail repairs.

Technical Specifications

  • Bautek model: Pico S
  • Certification: DULV
  • Wing area: 131 sqft
  • Span: 31.2 ft
  • Upper battens: 20 + central batten
  • Lower battens: 8 + 2 tensioning battens
  • Luff-lines: 3 each side
  • Swivel tips: 1 each side
  • Weight: 103.6 lb
  • Nose angle: 132 deg
  • Double surface: 85%
  • Downtubes and kingpost: profiled
  • Maximum load: 992 lbs
  • Leading edge material: GTS-UV-Trilam-Surf
  • Upper sail material: NCV-Grille with UV protection
  • Double sail: Polyester 180 gr
  • Thread: with UV protection

Performance Data

  • Minimum speed: ca. 35-36 mph
  • Stall speed: ca. 34 mph
  • Maximum speed: ca. 99 mph
  • Traveling speed: 62-80 mph
  • Minimum sink rate: 393 ft/min

Price: € 6.600,00 (incl. 19 % VAT)