Icaro 2000 is constantly committed to giving its customers products of ever-increasing quality.
This means better performance, more enjoyment in flying, and greater safety.
Of course, the pilots’ attitude and behaviour are essential in ensuring safety.
For this reason, we encourage all owners of an Icaro 2000 hang glider to have their glider thoroughly checked and serviced regularly (at least once every two years).
This service can be requested from your Icaro 2000 dealer or directly from Icaro 2000.
The period of once every two years is sufficient when the hang glider has been used correctly. This means:
Important: a problem of micro-fractures has been found on four sails in Dacron Square, manufactured in 2008 and 2009, therefore sails that are 8-9 years old.
To date (21/11/2017), we have not heard of any other analogous cases for hang gliders manufactured outside this two-year period.
Dimension Polyant, the manufacturer of the Dacron concerned, supplies this material to all hang glider manufacturers, all over the world.
It has a world leadership position and makes solely materials of the highest quality. However it does not provide any type of guarantee on any of its materials, because their lifespan is markedly influenced by the way in which they are used, by the hours of exposure to the sun, and the care taken by the users.
ICARO 2000, on the other hand, provides its products with a 2-year guarantee, as long as they are used in an appropriate way.
With regard to the hang gliders that are suffering from the problem described above, even though they are well outside the period of guarantee, Icaro 2000 nonetheless provides the opportunity of replacing the sail at a price discounted by 10%.
In order to prevent safety problems, we at Icaro 2000 would like to underline the importance of following the correct maintenance programme, according to which the hang glider should be thoroughly checked at least once every two years.
For any doubts or queries that you may have, please feel free to contact us.