Comet 3 (EN-B+)

Designed for those who want the best of what EN-B category has to offer

What if you could have a balanced glider that has both top performances and high passive safety ? Well it looks like you landed in the right page of the paragliding internet !

R&D Team’s note

The 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.
We managed to correct the major flaw of his predecessor’s : not so perfect inflation while taking off in no wind conditions.
Another significant improvement is the brand new line construction. The glider is now pure 3-liner, 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.

TECHNLOGIES

The front part of the profile is rigidified by crossed plastics rods, also know as the shark nose. It enables stable inflation of canopy at all angles of attack.

The shape of the upper front pannels have been optimized using 3D modeling (called 3D shapping) to get a cleaner leading edge for a better penetration in the air, glide and speed.

Using the mini-ribs on the trailing edge for better direction of flow of the outgoing airflow – reducing secondary turbulence, which in turn reduces the overall resistance of the canopy, thus contributing to higher glide ratio / has already been a standard feature for Axis wings.

Lines layout is pure three-line structure. This solution, along with linear distribution of the lines along the span, has enabled us to greatly reduce the consumption of lines, which also contributes significantly to relatively high maximum speed.

FABRIC / MATERIALS USED

  • Top surface – Skytex 38g/m²
  • Bottom surface – 32g/m²
  • Internal structure – 32g/m² non-hanged ribs | 38g/m² hard finish hanged ribs
  • Lines – Ø 0.6 to 1.8mm from Liros Dyneema and Cousin Vectralines
    Bottom ramification is sheated, top is unsheatedJust as all of our gliders the Comet 3 is manufactured in Czech Republic in our facilities. Using 100% made in europe materials 

WEIGHT RANGE

COLOURS

The glider is produced in 5 basic color combinations: Flame, Summer, Spring, Melon and Eco. On request, it can be manufactured in color combinations according to the customer – but it is necessary to count with extra charge and longer delivery times.

THE BEST OF WHAT EN-B CATEGORY CAN OFFER
Balanced performance was what we aimed to do.
And we firmly believe that this glider will be the perfect XC companion for the young pilots in their progression but also for more experienced pilots who seek amazing performance combined with more comfort in turbulence !
Technical data
Size
XS
S
M
L
XL
Area (m²)
21,35
23,71
25,72
27,28
29,21
Span (m)
11,79
11,87
12,27
12,64
13,08
Projected span (m²)
8,75
9,03
9,41
9,69
10,02
Max. wing chord (cm)
239,1
251,9
262,4
270,3
279,6
Aspect Ratio
5,85
Projected A/R
4,06
Number of cells
53
Certified weigh range (kg)
55 - 75
65 - 90
80 - 105
95 - 120
110 - 135
Lines consumption (m)
229
239
249
256
267
Weigh of the glider (kg)
4.5
4.7
4.9
5.1
5.3
Homologation
-
EN-B
EN-B
EN-B
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