- Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:08 am
Though I've had my advanced rating for over 20 years, the only officially H4 rated glider I've ever owned was a small Predator. Predators were already an old design when I got my used one, and I really liked and felt comfortable on it. You can still get a new one, and I don't think anything else with a kingpost beats its performance. I also got a used Saturn (which UP still makes) at the same time, and I don't think there's a better H2 rated glider out there--unless I'm wrong about thinking that all of the other lowest-rated double surface gliders currently available are certified as H3s (Sport, Gecko, etc.). Saturns are VERY easy to launch, fly, and land, but the VG is a joke. I think Predators and Saturns are significantly less expensive than their competitors too. Curious how long Heiney and his partner at UP are going to keep making/supporting them. Seems like nobody buys them new anymore.