The Windlass is one of the earlier trikes built by Solo Wings in KZN. It has an Aquila 1 wing which is a high lift wing, making it a well balanced Microlight with a Rotax 503 (50hp) motor. The wing is very forgiving and aids the student due to its wing size – 17m² compared to the standard 14m².
The wings design characteristics are strength, stability, light handling and a forgiving nature. The Windlass is a weight-shift controlled, two-seats-in-tandem, open cockpit, tricycle landing gear and a single engine in pusher configuration, making it the ideal ab initio training Microlight.