Gin Bonanza 3 -First impression
The Bonanza 3 has less aspect ratio and fewer cells than the Bonanza 2…very interesting! The Bonanza 3 has the wave leading edge, which is more of a „triangular leading edge“ than a nice wave. If the wave leading edge works or not, we have no idea. The Bonanza 3 for sure is a very comfortable wing in turbulent air. It makes you feel safe, it’s very pitch stable. You don’t have to be very active while thermalling, it doesn’t do much. It doesn’t feel like a C-wing, it’s feels more like a High-B wing.
The Brake pressure is rather soft, and it takes a lot of brake before it would spin or stall. It turns really nice, it’s easy to get it around. It climbs well, after a few turns i was usually the highest one of the gaggle.
On bar the Bonanza 3 works well, it stays stable and it’s inviting to fly on bar through thermals. It for sure looses a bit of it’s pitch stability and every now and then you have to catch it quickly. Gin says if it does collapse, it’s extremely relaxed for a C-wing.
When you exit a fullstall, it stopps from itself, you don’t have to catch it if do it right. You can feel the high pitch stability Gin claims it has.
The pressure on the B-handles is rather high, the Artik R, the Mint and Libra RS all felt softer.
We think it’s a very comfortable and accessible EN C 2-Liner. If you want to step up from a High-B wing, we think this is a good choice.
What we like about the Bonanza 3
- Very high comfort in rough air
- Nice to turn an recenter
- Nice handling
- Very high pitch stability
- According to gin test-pilots very gentle reaction to big collapses
Good to know
- It comes with wave leading edge and shark nose:-)
- No Nitinol rods
- Ask us for an offer! We offer the best prices.