Vega 5 (EN-C)

The fifth version of the Vega, designed in the aim of finding the best compromise between safety and performance

R&D team’s note

“Paradoxically it does not come from its predecessor Vega 4, it’ a completely new design.
While developping the Vega 5, we used all the experience we have gained in developing a highly successful competition glider, the Mercury. Also we used all the latest technologies that are in the high-end glider Venus 4. As a result, the Vega 5 is a very safe and stable glider on the boundary of EN-B / EN-C, but with some really good performance”

CONSTRUCTION

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.

Vega 5 has a relativly low aspect ratio of 6.2, wich allows an overall safer behaviour.

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.

MATERIALS USED

  • Top surface – Skytex 38g/m²
  • Bottom surface  – Skytex 32g/m²
  • Internal Structure – Skytex 32g/m² / Skytex 40g/m²
  • Lines – Liros / Cousin / Vectraline Ø 0.5 – 1.6mm

Just as all of our gliders the Vega 5 is manufactured in Czech Republic in our facilities. Using 100% made in europe materials 

WEIGHT RANGE

FLY SERENE - FLY FURTHER
The Vega is aimed for XC pilots that want to be able to use 100% of the potential of their glider. It was designed to give a very conforting feedback and thus allowing you to go further, feeling better.
COLORS
SIZES
XXS
XS
S
M
L
XL
Zoom (%)
87
92
96
100
103,2
107
Max. wing chord (cm)
219,59
232,21
242,30
252,40
260,48
270,07
Area (m²)
19,24
21,51
23,42
25,41
27,07
29,10
Span (m)
10,92
11,55
12,05
12,55
12,96
13,43
Aspect ratio
6,20
6,20
6,20
6,20
6,20
6,20
Projected span
8,55
9,04
9,43
9,83
10,14
10,51
Projected A/R
4,51
4,51
4,51
4,51
4,51
4,51
Number of cells
59
59
59
59
59
59
Take of weight (kg)
40-60
50-75
65-90
80-105
95-120
110-135
Min. speed (km/h)
23
23
23
23
23
23
Trim speed (km/h)
40
40
40
40
40
40
Acc. speed (km/h)
57
57
57
57
57
57
Min. sink rate (m/s)
1
1
1
1
1
1
Gliding ratio
11
11
11
11
11
11
Glider weight
4,3
4,4
4,5
4,6
4,7
4,8
Light glider weight
3,6
3,7
3,8
Lines consumption
220
235
242
253
261
270
Homologation
EN-C
EN-C