Proton 2 is Axis’s new PPG reflex-glider. It is primarily designed for intermediate-to-experienced pilots who already have some experience with reflex technology of modern PPG wings and is also suitable for those who fly lower categories competitions.
Axis Proton 2 is suitable for both PPG and trike flying. Since PROTON 2 is a specially designed as PPG glider, it is not very suitable for free flights. It holds EN-926-1 certification. Proton 2 was developed from of our revolutionary Proton (1) concept. We were able to keep excellent start and landing properties high-speed stability of the canopy and excellent maximum speed performance from his predecessor.
Thanks to the new leading edge concept, which is now reinforced by plastic rods, the Proton 2 has a 4 km / h faster top speed (now about 70 km / h) than Proton (1) had.
Another significant improvement is the completely redesigned brakes, which not only have less overall line consumption, but they also increased their overall efficiency and reduce break-pressure. And all this while maintaining a pleasant and progressive break-pressure in all flying modes.
What’s new is the use of additional break control (simply the second steering line) that allows for safe and efficient control in full reflex mode (ie, full-trim-off and full speed). Other improvements are completely new risers especially designed to suit hand’s position while flying in full-reflex mode. Trimmers and long speed-system are of course standard feature.
The Proton 2 glider is produced in 4 basic color combinations. It is also possible to make the custom color combinations according to the customer’s wish – but with slightly longer delivery time.
Axis Proton 2 is made from the traditional French manufacturer PORCHER sport materials. The S 9017 E25 (38 g/m2) material is used on the upper and lower surface, ribs and diagonals are made of S9017 E29-hard (39 g/m2). The use of these materials made it possible to save about 6.5% of the weight. The dimensions of used lines are from 0.9 mm to 1.8 mm and are made in a combination of Dyneema material from the traditional German manufacturer Liros GmbH and Vectran from the French supplier Cousin Trestec.