Spyder 3 (Glider)
The Spyder 3 offers massive improvements in handling, launch behavior, and top speed. The first things a Spyder pilot will notice is better inflation and launch characteristics, and significantly more agile and precise handling. The Spyder 3 is designed for pilots of all abilities, from newly qualified to advanced. It is a dedicated paramotor wing with a full reflex profile. Based on the Roadster 3, the Spyder 3 uses a carefully selected blend of lightweight cloths for the main surfaces and ribs, with optimized internal construction, reducing sail weight and pack volume. The lighter sail is a positive all-around, with easier launch, a more agile and responsive feel, and improved passive safety (reduced sail inertia).
Pilots of all abilities will love the impeccable launch characteristics and rock-solid stability in active air and in accelerated flight. XC pilots will appreciate the S3’s overall efficiency, performance, and agile handling. This is a truly versatile wing; it is perfect for everything from basic circuits to epic XC adventures and low-level precision flying.
The Spyder 3 delivers all of the benefits of an advanced reflex profile and the patented OZONE SharkNose. The Shark Nose OZONE Reflex Profile was developed specifically for powered flight. It maintains a constant level of lift and internal pressure over a wide range of angles of attack, giving exceptional levels of stability throughout the speed range. In turbulent air, even at low angles of attack, the Spyder 3 is highly collapse resistant – the reflex profile absorbs turbulence and remains inflated even without pilot input. At high angles of attack the brake range is very forgiving, meaning that deep inputs can be made without the risk of stall.
The Spyder 3 features a new internal structure designed to increases the strength and longevity of the sail without adding weight. Further changes have been made to the twist of the wing and overall line lengths to improve roll stability and dampen the effects of engine torque, whilst improving the overall handling.
LAUNCH AND LANDING
On the ground the inflation is smooth and constant in any wind speed, with a gentle and consistent rise without shooting or lagging behind, even with the trimmers set to the slow position. Due to its exceptional inflation behaviour it excels in nil-wind conditions with a low take-off speed, enabling you to launch and land in small areas.
PLEASURE, PRECISION, AND AGILITY
Despite its easy and forgiving nature the most striking characteristic of the Spyder 3 is its fun and agility – it is a real pleasure to fly. The handling is easy, predictable, and forgiving, yet at the same time precise and responsive. The tip steering system maintains this high level of precision and agility whilst flying accelerated.
|Number of cells||48||48||48||48||48||48|
|Projected area (m2)||17.2||18.9||20.6||22.4||24.1||25.8|
|Flat Area (m^2)||20||22||24||26||28||30|
|Projected Span (m)||7.98||8.32||8.69||9.04||9.39||9.71|
|Flat Span (m)||10.01||10.59||11.06||11.52||11.95||12.37|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.7||3.7||3.7||3.7||3.7||3.7|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||5.1||5.1||5.1||5.1||5.1||5.1|
|Root Chord (m)||2.54||2.67||2.79||2.9||3.01||3.11|
|Glider Weight (kg)||3.91||4.19||4.42||4.66||4.88||5.13|
|PG Weight Range (kg)||55-70||55-80||65-85||80-100||95-120||110-140|
|PPG (DGAC) Weight Range (kg)||55-100||55-105||65-120||80-140||95-160||110-190|
* Weights may vary up to 50gm per size due to slight variations in the manufacturing of the fabric used.
- Top Surface Cloth: Dominico N20D / Skytex 27 Classic
- Bottom Surface Cloth: Skytex 27 Classic
- Rib cloth: Dominico 30D FM / Skytex 27 Hard
- Upper lines: Liros DSL70
- Mid lines: Liros DSL70/140
- Lower Lines: Edelrid 6843-200/160