Axis Venus 3

When setting out to design Axis Venus 3 glider we had a clear target: we wanted to create the best paraglider for experienced and cross-country pilots. Pilots who want top performance and sensitive handling, but who rightly demand security.

The Venus 3 has evolved from our highly successful competition glider the Mercury ’08 and shows the same friendly handling that made the Mercury such a popular glider choice with both cross-country and competition pilots. The Venus 3 is a 3-line concept with similar line consumption to our Mercury III.

The combination of unsheated Liros Dyneema and Cousin Vectraline give the Venus 3 an impressive reduction in drag when compared to the Venus 2 with consequent increase in speed and glide. Performance is at the top of the EN-D, LTF D class.

With an internal structure based on the successful Mercury competition glider the Venus 3 includes our unique differential speed system. This means pilots can achieve a good sink-rate at half or one-third speed bar, and maintain good stability at maximum speed: in short, it gives the glider excellent usable speed.

The Axis Venus 3 is a performance glider (EN-D) and is meant for qualified pilots who hold a full paragliding pilot licence. It is designed as an ideal cross-country and competition glider, suitable for very experienced pilots who fly regularly and who will enjoy a performance glider with good safety characteristics.

AXIS VENUS 3 - PROTOTYPE TESTING
Check out the video of Axis Venus 3 - proto testing.
https://vimeo.com/14778092
COLOURS
TECHNICAL DATA
SIZES
XS
S
M
L
XL
Zoom (%)
92
96
100
104
110
Wing chord (mm)
221,26
230,50
240,50
250,12
264,55
Area (m2)
21,22
23,10
25,07
27,12
30,33
Span (m)
12,10
12,63
13,15
13,68
14,47
Aspect ratio
6,90
6,90
6,90
6,90
6,90
Projected area (m2)
18,16
19,77
21,45
23,20
25,95
Projected span (m)
9,47
9,88
10,29
10,70
11,32
Projected A/R
4,94
4,94
4,94
4,94
4,94
Number of cells
77
77
77
77
77
Take off weight (kg)
60-80
70-95
85-110
100-125
115-145
Min. speed (km/h)
24
24
24
24
24
Trim speed (km/h)
41
41
41
41
41
Acc. speed (km/h)
60+
60+
60+
60+
60+
Min. sink rate (m/s)
0,9
0,9
0,9
0,9
0,9
Gliding ratio
10+
10+
10+
10+
10+
Homologation
EN-D, LTF-D
EN-D, LTF-D
EN-D, LTF-D
EN-D, LTF-D
EN-D, LTF-D