Airwave - Wave 2

 

RELEASE YOURSELF INTO THE SKY

The Wave 2 is our latest intermediate paraglider. A sophisticated design, it sits between the entry level Gecko and the immaculate Sport 4. It is designed for pilots who've mastered the skills necessary to fly safely and are ready to be released into the freedom of the skies with comfort and security.

Design Notes

The Wave 2 is a fun glider to fly and provides beginners with a safe tool to continue to improve their flying skills but still leaving them enough room for learning. The excellent combination of safety, stability and security makes it the perfect glider for recreational pilots who want peace of mind in their flights. The Wave 2 uses highly sophisticated technology that we'd never dreamt of putting into a glider of this level before. The overall line length has been optimized to just 328 metres for the medium size. This gives the Wave 2 its excellent glide and also reduces the overall weight of the wing. The Wave 2 boasts an auto stable profile. This means that the wing will stay where it should be relative to you, directly overhead, with only minimal input. This reduces your workload in the air and helps you get the most from the wing.
The Wave 2 is the first Airwave wing to successfully use 'photogrammetry' in the
design. This technique uses digital photography to analyse the shape of the glider in the air. Digital photos are translated into a 3D model of the glider, which allows us to check that the glider is the exact shape it was designed to be, in the air and not just in the design program. When we first did this on the Wave 2 we found some significant differences between the flying wing and the theoretical model produced with Merlin, our design software. Correcting these differences has significantly helped to improve the general flying characteristics of the Wave 2. The photogrammetry technique will now be used throughout the entire Airwave range.

TECHNICAL DATA

  Wave 2 EN B /LTF 1-2

 

Size / Type

XS

S

M

L

 

Projected area (Sq m)

19,85

21,95

23,45

25,36

 

Flat area (Sq m)

23,02

25,07

27,20

29,42

 

Weight excl bag (kg)

4,7

5,1

5,5

5,9

 

Total line length (m)

278

302

328

355

 

Height (m)

6,44

6,72

7,00

7,28

 

Number of main lines

3/4/3

3/4/3

3/4/3

3/4/3

 

Cells

44

44

44

44

 

Flat aspect ratio

4,87

4,87

4,87

4,87

 

Root cord (m)

2,70

2,81

2.93

3,05

 

Weight range (kg (PTV))

50-70

65-85

80-105

100-120

 

Trim speed (Km/h)

38

38

38

38

 

Top speed (Km/h)

50

50

50

50

 

Min sink (m/sec)

1,0

1,0

1,0

1,0

 

Best glide

8.5

8.5

8.5

8.5

 

Certification

EN B/LTF 1-2*

EN B/LTF 1-2*

EN B/LTF 1-2

EN B/LTF 1-2

 

AVAILABLE COLORS

Coral

Hydro

Autumn

 

Choose your colours (Delivery time for Special colours 6-7 weeks !!)