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Paraglider Freedom 2

Paraglider Freedom 2

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Freedom2 – EN C performance in an EN B package?

Yes. Freedom2 offers unprecedented performance gains for the EN B class.

A glider packed with state-of-the-art tech.

  • Hybrid 3-2 line layout
  • Efficient rear riser steering
  • Advanced shark nose airfoil
  • 4 ways split A attachment point VPA (Variable pressure A-Attachment)
  •  Semi light weight construction

Comfort in flight is paramount to fly a glider at its maximum and we took special attention to that.

Comfort in flight is only achieved with combination of many factors, such as:
Pitch stability, airfoil solidity, easy and efficient rear riser steering, easy launching and good flare, good top end speed, excellent glide, refined roll and bank in thermals, good feedback pressure through brake line and handles, light speed bar pressure and light and durable canopy.
We have addressed all those points in detail on the Freedom2.
An exciting and sporty package with EN B safety.

In addition to the hybrid 3-2 liner technology which reduces drag drastically offering huge gains in glide, Freedom2 also has a new shark-nose.

Unique for the Freedom2, we are introducing a new 4 ways split-A 3D A-attachment point system.
Adding a new level of solidity and collapse resistance to the EN B class. We call it VPA (Variable pressure A-Attachment).

The new 4 ways A-attachment point enhances the structural stability of the leading edge keeping the AoA positive, even when the glider’s AoA is at negative angles. It’s a better solution geometrically and it also helps in sharing the forces more evenly throughout the leading-edge span. The increased solidity is noticeable, especially when gliding at speed in turbulent air.

The 3D A-Attachment point creates what we call VPA (Variable pressure A-Attachment). At trim speed, the pressure is more even in all the 4 split attachment points.
When launching, during the pulling of the inflation phase, the pressure is at the very front lines of the “4-line split”. Resulting in quick and easy inflations.

It’s at speed where the VPA really shines as it shifts the pressure to the rear lines of the “4-line split”.

The change in geometry turns the leading edge more stable as the new attachment points offer better structural support at those angles, when inherently the leading edge is supposed to be “softer”.

It’s under that flying configuration (gliding with the speed bar applied) that we observe the most critical AoA and It’s right there where the VPA works at its best and that’s the reason the VPA was created. It aids the pressure shift to the rear lines of the “4-line split”. Mimicking the same solution given to higher-end gliders where the A attachment points are placed further back, which helps with the center-of-mass shift to the front lines, resulting in a stronger and more collapse resistance leading edge in lower AoA.

Freedom2 has a true racing pedigree with awesome handling and agility. It’s also an incredibly fun wing to fly.

 

TECHNICAL DATA


Tamanho Área Plana (m²) Área Projetada (m²) Envergadura Plana (m) Envergadura Projetada (m) Razão de Aspecto Razão de Aspecto Projetada Corda Máxima (m) Número de Células Peso do Parapente (kg) Peso de Decolagem (kg) Certificação
XS 22.40 19.10 11.35 9.21 5.75 4.44 2.48 60 4.40 60-80 LTF/EN B
S 24.00 20.47 11.74 9.53 5.75 4.44 2.57 60 4.65 70-95 LTF/EN B
M 26.00 22.12 12.23 9.92 5.75 4.44 2.68 60 4.85 85-108 LTF/EN B
L 27.50 23.45 12.57 10.20 5.75 4.44 2.75 60 5.1 105-122 LTF/EN B


MATERIALS

Component Fabric Code Supplier
Upper surface - Leading Edge Porcher Skytex 38g Porcher Industries - France
Upper surface Porcher Skytex 32g Porcher Industries - France
Bottom Surface Porcher Skytex 32g Porcher Industries - France
Internals Porcher Skytex 32g Porcher Industries - France
Leading Edge Reinforcement 2.5/1.8/ Nylon rods Porcher Industries - France
Upper Cascades Liros DC 35,DC 60 LIROS GmbH - Germany
Middle Cascades Edelrid 8000U /130/090/050kg<br>Liros PPSLS 65/125 EDELRID - Germany<br>LIROS GmbH - Germany
Main Lines Liros PPSLS 180/125/65 LIROS GmbH - Germany
Shackles Maillon Rapide ANSUNG PRECISION - Korea
Riser Webbing 12mm zero stretch polyester webbing Guth&Wolf GmbH - Germany
Pulleys Pulleys Ronstan ball bearing Ronstan - Australia

 

HYBRID 3 TO 2-LINE LAYOUT

The hybrid 3-2 line layout brings drastic drag reduction in comparison to the traditional 3-line layout.


Ultimately translating to increased gains in performance.

  • Better glide
  • More solidity
  • More efficiency
  • Higher top-end speed
  • Increased solidity at higher speeds

 

ADVANCED SHARK NOSE

Our advance shark nose profile is a pitch stable airfoil derived from our high end 2-liners which means:
  • More solidity
  • Higher internal pressure
  • Less oscillations
  • More efficient glides
  • Higher Comfort

 

3D CUT OPTIMIZATION AND ADVANCED SAIL TENSIONING

Each panel and diagonals were structurally dimensioned and thoroughly computer analyzed to offer the most suitable chord and span-wise sail tension. The result is a canopy with less spanwise distortion giving a more taught and direct feel. Offering just enough flex characteristics to give the ideal feedback.


A well-tensioned sail is especially important to offer the pilot the right amount of feedback and feel of the air. It is specially important while thermaling to feel the nuances in areas of lift and sink more precisely, helping to find lift easier to stay in the core for longer.

 

VPA SYSTEM (VARIABLE PREASSURE A-ATACHMENT)

The new 4 ways A-attachment VPA (variable position A-attachment point) enhances the structural stability of the leading edge keeping the AoA positive, even when the glider’s AoA is at negative angles.

It’s a better solution geometrically and it also helps in sharing the forces more evenly throughout the leading-edge span. The increased solidity is noticeable, especially when gliding at speed in turbulent air.

When speed bar is applied the VPA shifts the pressure to the rear lines of the “4-line split”.

The change in geometry turns the leading edge more stable as the new attachment points offer better structural support at those angles, we observe at most critical AoA (ex. gliding at full bar) it’s where the VPA works at its best.

It aids the pressure shift to the rear lines of the “4-line split”.

Mimicking the same solution given to higher-end gliders where the A attachment points are placed further back, which helps with the center-of-mass shift to the front lines, resulting in a stronger and more collapse resistance leading edge in lower AoA.

 

NEW RACING ARC

Freedom2 has a new redesigned arc offering excellent roll authority for thermaling and “centering” thermals.


Near the tips we have added a fair amount of wash-out to optimise glide angle and roll stability when gliding at speed.

The new arc also helps with overall line savings in comparison to version 1.

The new arc is inspired in our high-end gliders, it has a performance oriented design.

 

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