The Yoti is built with a combination of both trimmers and a speed system.
The Speed System can be used in a situation where the combination of extra speed and glide angle is needed. For example: Gliding past sinking air while on XC or gliding to a faraway LZ after the wind has picked up.
The Trimmers are an important tool and can be used to adjust and tune the behavior of the glider to suit the day or the flying style. Opening the trimmers will create a reflex on the profile, resulting the glider to fly faster but with a worse glide angle. The benefit of the reflex is the stability at speed, the glider will become very pitch stable and the resistance against collapses will also improve. With the trimmers open the Yoti will dive even deeper in turns and if you want to follow the contours of the terrains or carve in skies with sweeping turns, this is the right configuration.
Flying with trimmers closed, pulling all the way down, it will cause the glider to slow down therefore improving the sink rate. A classic scenario: ridge soaring in light winds, pulling the trimmers all the way down will help to stay airborne for longer.
We recommend all thermic flying to be flown with trimmers on neutral, as it is the most optimal setup in terms of speed/glide/sink rate/sweet handling.
Be aware when flying the Yoti with trimmers pulled all the way down, it will change the stall point. Bear in mind not to use too much brake while in this configuration. Yoti loves the wind as much as she loves the speed. If you take it away from her she might stall sooner than expected.
Due to the combination of both a shark nose and a think profile, Yoti’s brake travel is quite long and there will be plenty of warning before she stalls but she is small and usually flown heavily loaded so be careful when fly her and remember she is a mini wing.
The configuration of full open trimmers and full speed bar is where you can get the max speed out the Yoti but only use in an extreme scenario where you need the extra speed.