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2) Icaro Instinct TE Paraglider > EN B 

Instinct TE $4,200 CAD (approx $ 3,350 USD) Purchase Inquiry

While the legendary concept of "Fun and Action" continues to evolve in the new Instinct TE, the design itself is based on a new platform beyond the classic Instinct. 

The Instinct TE evokes Technical Innovations (TE) including: new Hybrid Three Line layout for reduced drag; batten clad leading edge and min ribs in the trailing edge for increased form stability and a clean sail in accelerated flight; and variable profiles throughout the wingspan to optimize airflow over the canopy.

Jointly responsible for its straight forward extreme flight characteristics are the proven Performance Air Intake Flaps (PAIF). Their duty is to reduce the cell openings when accelerating in order to get more performance and to enlarge them when a stall is imminent. Due to the enlarged cell openings, air flows more quickly into the cells then it would normally. When experiencing turbulence, the glider stabilizes more gently and swiftly without surprising the pilot.

Equipped with ICARO's patented TSO Trim Speed Optimizer Risers, the Instinct TE paraglider can be individually adjusted to optimize for pilots loading, aging or sub-zero temperatures. The Instinct TE will continue to fly at its optimum trim for years to come!

Thanks to the carefully selected materials, the pack size and also the weight is reduced without losing on quality and durability.

Instinctive Handling

The design intent is accurately relayed by the name: the Instinct TE’s handling  is designed to be intuitive and instinctive to fly. Created as a well-balanced and  good-natured paraglider for smooth thermalling in the entry level of the ENB class.

After a long research and development phase, the design team agreed that the instinctive flight feedback of its forerunner must remain, while achieving greater levels of performance and precision. ICARO has fulfilled the expectations.

Right from the start, when launching, even the inexperienced pilot will feel more secure and at ease. The Instinct TE rises reliably from a variety of attitudes to the zenith and waits, well behaved, for the pilots prompt to take off.

The handling has been developed to be more precise.  The turn behaviour in the thermals can be flat or banked, with increased authority and agility. Up in the sky, you can immediately sense that this paraglider is unusually capable in thermals for its class.  The Instinct TE provides a secure sensation in thermals because it communicates clearly without over tasking the pilot.

It leaves it to the pilot: should he carve on entry to the thermal, it will turn with pleasure and accuracy. If he decides to exit the thermal, the canopy will remain calm and stable over the pilot, without demanding overly active flying.


Instinct TE Attributes:

  • Higher trim and full speed and a better glide ratio compared with its forerunner
  • More precise and direct handling, increased agility and turn authority
  • High performance in thermals
  • Forgiving when making mistakes
  • Easier launching characteristics (also launches without using the risers)
  • Hybrid Three-liner
  • Newest version of the TSO Trim Speed Optimizer Risers
  • Separated A-risers (Big Ear assistance)
  • All main lines feature the same length allowing for easy symmetry checks
  • Colour separation of the line sections
  • Battens at the leading edge
  • Equipped with Performance Air Intake Flaps (PAIF)
  • Mini ribs at the trailing edge
  • Cleverly devised canopy interior cross bracing
  • Optimized material distribution
  • Reduced pack size and weight

Target Group

The Instinct TE is the right glider for all pilots that want to feel comfortable in the air and fly 25 or more air hours per year. Why? It has a strong level of performance; gives feedback and good handling without over tasking; is dynamic when you want it to be and is also very tame when needed. The Instinct TE loves going for distance, is your companion when soaring for hours, or when flying new curves – an instinctive extension of you!



Instinct TE Video

Instinct TE TSO Manual

Instinct TE Manual

Instinct TE XS Certification

Instinct TE S Certification

Instinct TE M Certification

Instinct TE L Certification 


Instinct TE $4,200 CAD (approx $3,350 USD) Purchase Inquiry

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