The wings of the JS1 Revelation have an almost
perfect lift distribution. We achieved this with the
six tapered polyhedral sections along the wing span,
with aerofoils based on the T12 aerofoil optimised
at each spanwise position for the specific chord
length and Reynolds number. The polyhedral also
contributes to the handling qualities.
We believe that while sailplanes must have excellent
cruise performance at high speed, often competitions
are won on weaker days and so the JS1 Revelation
does not have the minimum possible wing area.
wing area of 11.2 sq.m (120.56 sq.ft) and an aspect
ratio of 28.8, the JS1 Revelation's wing provides
outstanding climb performance and with the very thin
aerofoil, also has exceptional high speed