Axis Comet 3

Axis Comet 3 is the new intermediate class glider certified in EN-B category. It is primarily designed for less experienced to very advance novice pilots flying XC-flights, but also appeals to experienced pilots, thanks to its relatively high performance.

Incorporating the latest technologies, it has even more performance than its successful predecessor Axis Comet 2 with the same highest level of passive safety. We managed to correct only flaw of his predecessor’s – not-so-perfect inflation while taking off in no wind conditions. Axis Comet 3 is now virtually effortless to start in all wind conditions.

Axis Comet 3 was a development from its predecessor, but with a new profile and higher AR, which resulted in higher glide-ratio in all speeds. Another significant improvement is the brand new line construction. The glider is now pure 3-liner, a technology commonly used in gliders of higher categories (EN-C and EN-D), we managed to reduce the total drag of lines (by using smaller diamters) consumption to its predecessor by another 10 %, which participates to the above-mentioned increase in performance, all while maintaining a soft and progressive forces in brakes/steering, as required by EN-B category. When using Axis Comet 3 with PPG, it is recommended to equip the glider with trimmer risers.

FABRIC / MATERIALS USED

Axis Comet 3 is made from materials of traditional French manufacturer Porcher Sport. On the bottom of the canopy is used a new, lightweight material S70032 which weights only 32 g / m2, and on top is used proven material S 9017 E25 (38 g / m2), and diagonal ribs are from S70032 E3W-hard (32 g / m2). Lines are in sizes 0.6 to 1.8 mm and are made from a combination of Dyneema quality from traditional German manufacturer Liros GmbH (at central A and B) and Vectran quality from French producer Cousin trestec (outer A and B, and the entire C).

WEIGHT RANGE

COLOURS

The glider is normally produced in 3 basic color combinations: Flame, Summer and Eco. On request, it can be manufactured in color combinations according to the customer – but here it is necessary to count with extra charge and longer delivery times.

LIGHT GLIDER
Axis Comet 3 is very light - about 4.5 kg, mainly due to special materials used in construction (skytex 32 on the lower sail and ribs). It is also suitable for PPG flying and PPG trike. Is certified according to EN-926-1 / 2 in the category EN-B.
COLOURS
Technical data
Size
XS
S
M
L
XL
Zoom (%)
92
96
100
103
107,5
Max. wing chord (cm)
239,1
251,9
262,4
270,3
279,6
Area (m²)
21,35
23,71
25,72
27,28
29,21
Span (m)
11,79
11,87
12,27
12,64
13,08
Aspect Ratio
5,85
5,85
5,85
5,85
5,85
Projected span (m²)
8,75
9,03
9,41
9,69
10,02
Projected A/R
4,06
4,06
4,06
4,06
4,06
Number of cells
53
53
53
53
53
Take off weight
55-75
65-90
80-105
95-120
110-135
Min. speed (km/h)
24
24
24
24
24
Trimm speed (km/h)
39
39
39
39
39
Min. speed (km/h)
24
24
24
24
24
Acc. speed (km/h)
55+
55+
55+
55+
55+
Min. sink rate (m/s)
0,98
0,98
0,98
0,98
0,98
Gliding ratio
10
10
10
10
10
Lines consumption (m)
229
239
249
256
267
Homologation
-
EN-B
EN-B
EN-B
-