Axis Comet 2

Axis Comet 2 is a new modern glider certified in EN-B category suitable for intermediate pilots and pilots starting XC flying. Axis Comet 2 has optimal balance of performance and passive safety.

Axis Comet 2 has been designed as a thin ellipse with a relatively high aspect ratio of 5,7 which guarantees a very high glide ratio. Axis team achieved line consumption by 40% compared to its predecessor Axis Comet.

These parametres combined with a new revolutionary leading edge shape (APS system) and the new speed system ensures that the new Comet 2 has the maximum speed around 57 km/h. The method of optimum pressurized leading edge – APS is used on Axis glider for the very first time. APS system provides a high resistence against collapse of the canopy, especially at maximum speed. The forces in the speed bar are also reduced by 40% compared to Axis Comet.

Axis Comet 2 is made of well-known Skytex 38 g/m2. The breakes are newly equipped with “Power steering” taken from our competition glider Axis Mercury Sport. This allows for more effective breakes with less power needed to breake. Breake forces still remain progressively increasing!

The suspension lines are a combination of Dyneema and Vectran in diameter ranging from 0,5 mm to 1,4 mm. The leading edge is stabilized by a plastic reinforcement. This solution ensures a better max. speed of about 3 km/h. Reinforcement straps are made of only 15 mm thick material (Polyester). This is one of the reasons why Comet 2 has such a performance.

Axis Comet 2 is produced in standard S, M and L sizes ranging from 60 to 120 kg. For pilots outside this range we produce sustom sizes: XS 55-75 kg, and XL 110-135 kg.

EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE
Although the Comet 2 is touching the performance of EN C gliders, the passive safety and piloting remains in the middle of EN B class. Axis Comet 2 is not an EN C wing, which accidentally passed the EN B class tests. Axis Comet 2 is a wing with performance of EN C gliders, but with passive safety of EN B gliders.
SIZE
XS
S
M
L
XL
Zoom (%)
-
96
100
103
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Wing chord (mm)
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255,10
265,80
273,70
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Area (m2)
-
23,90
25,96
27,54
-
Span (m2)
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11,66
12,15
12,52
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Aspect ratio
5,70
5,70
5,70
5,70
5,70
Projected area (m2)
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20,35
22,10
23,45
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Projected span (m2)
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9,13
9,51
9,80
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Projecrted A/R
4,10
4,10
4,10
4,10
4,10
Number of cells
53
53
53
53
53
Take off weight (kg)
55-75
65-90
80-105
95-120
110-135
Lines consumption (m)
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214
224
229
-
Trim. speed (km/h)
-
37
37
37
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Max. speed (km/h)
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57
57
57
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Min. sink rate (m/s)
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1,02
1,02
1,02
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Homologation
-
EN-B
EN-B
EN-B
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