Even though the BLACKOUT PLUS masters all acro maneuvers without problems, attention was paid to the fact that the glider forgives pilot mistakes. Brake and canopy tension were chosen in a way that especially acro beginners can get fast senses of achievement. The easy handling was particularly in focus when thinking of the basic maneuvers like Rhythmic Sat / Infinity / Heli2Sat / Sat2Heli / Misty / Mctwist / Misty2Heli. The turning in the connections of all negative maneuvers is very homogeneous with the BLACKOUT PLUS which reduces the twist-tendency and offers more safety, especially for acro beginners. An important point during the countless test flights of the glider through U-Turn Acro Team pilots was the optimization of the brake pressure. Maneuvers like Corkscrew or Mctwist can be done without winding that way.
Much value was also placed upon durability of the BLACKOUT PLUS as well as maintaining the excellent flying features under extreme loads. Therefore the wing is supplied pre-trimmed. The BLACKOUT PLUS also uses the specifically developed PX40 material. The well-established material was first used for the THRILLER and continuously improved upon. An innovative coating provides better long-term results and optimized tear resistance. PX40 is currently the strongest fabric that can be used to build a wing. When it comes to the processing everything is done for durability and form fidelity - that includes multiple reinforced sewings and reinforcements at the line attachment points and V-tapes. Chief designer Ernst Strobl builds the wing on 50 cells and counts on a modified line geometry. Like all acro gliders, the BLACKOUT PLUS is also equipped with the Stabilo Security Function (SSF), to quickly resolve the situation when making a swaying movement.