LIGHT-WEIGHT MINIWING / SPEEDWING

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LIGHT WEIGHT

MINIWING

HYBRID.

The FLAME LIGHT was developed under the concept of a light weight but durable and easy to use wing - main lines stay sheathed and 12mm webbing risers allow for precise handling and manipulations in tight launches even when fatigued or while wearing thick gloves  - A wing with the glide and soaring potential of a paraglider, but the handling, roll and dive characteristics, and passive safety of a speedwing. The lessons learned in the development of some of the most iconic small wings the industry has seen culminated into a new breed of wing in a category of its own. 

 

The FLAME LIGHT maintains a flat glide at the closed trim position for long transitions or light wind soaring. Long and progressive brake travel provides confidence during launch and more advanced flight manoeuvres. Feedback is direct but not aggressive allowing for precise piloting during turbulence without overwhelming the pilot. Behaviour similar to a traditional paraglider when flown trims closed making thermalling and XC flying achievable with a high margin of passive safety.

Fully releasing the trims of the FLAME LIGHT significantly steepens the glide and increases speed. Pilot authority over the handling increases with design characteristics taken from our speedwings. Progressive and controllable dive, smoother energy retention and exceptional roll speed allow for precise handling even in the largest sizes. 

The broad range presents an industry first in flight versatility. Flights requiring a mix of glide and agility, stability and responsiveness are now possible. The construction utilises sheathed lines and full sized risers to maintain durability and ease of handling.

RESPONSE.

Short line length and long, progressive brake travel allow precision and handling reminiscent of significantly smaller wings. A no compromise approach to the handling enables safe piloting under a range of conditions. 

SAFETY.

At LEVEL WINGS safety isn't just about passive characteristics. We took  our experience in high altitude mountaineering flights to evaluate all areas of a wing that contribute to its safety. Giving you the confidence to fly from the worlds most demanding summits, to discovering untouched soaring locations.

RELIABLE LAUNCH BEHAVIOUR.

TANGLE FREE RISER AND LINE LAYOUT.

For the most demanding of launches, including high alpinism, we wanted the launch the be as stress free as possible. For this reason we have used traditional nylon risers. Total line consumption is extremely low and optimised for tangle free launches. Extensive line testing and prototyping results in both light weight and reduced risk of knots and tangles. Sheathed main lines improve durability and confidence, and ensure longevity.

High pitch stability on launch and a short lineset for superior authority over the wing on the most demanding of launches. 

LONG,

PROGRESSIVE BRAKE TRAVEL.

The FLAME and FLAME LIGHTs long brake range allows for precise piloting into tight landing sites or technical descents. It's progressive travel responds to pilot inputs more intuitively, without dead spots in the brake range which is common on miniwings.

HIGH BRAKE PRESSURE.

Firm and reassuring pressure and feedback from the brakes prevents new pilots from over piloting the wing and allows experienced pilots to gain greater feedback from the wing and fly close to its flight limits with confidence.

OUTSTANDING COLLAPSE RESISTANCE.

TECHNICAL DATA.

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MATERIALS.

Top surface leading edge: Porcher Skytex 32

Top surface: Porcher Skytex 27

Lower surface:  Porcher Skytex 27

Profiles/diagonals: Porcher Skytex 32/27HF

Lines: Liros PSSL 275, 200, DC 100

COLOURS.

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VIDEO REVIEW - ABOVE THE PINES

Profile and line layout have been optimised to provide incredible collapse resistance. We took our experience in developing some of the industries most iconic speedwings to develop a profile giving the pilot complete confidence at all flight configurations. 

 

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