The Ozone Roadster 3 delivers all of the benefits of an advanced reflex profile and the patented OZONE SharkNose, with EN B certification*. The Shark Nose OZONE Reflex Profile was developed specifically for powered flight.
Ozone Roadster 3 Paraglider
The Roadster 3 by Ozone Paragliders:
THE TECH: The Roadster 3 delivers all of the benefits of an advanced reflex profile and the patented OZONE SharkNose, with EN B certification*. The Shark Nose OZONE Reflex Profile was developed specifically for powered flight. It maintains a constant level of lift and internal pressure over a wide range of angles of attack, giving exceptional levels of stability throughout the speed range. In turbulent air, even at low angles of attack, the Roadster 3 is highly collapse resistant – the reflex profile absorbs turbulence and remains inflated even without pilot input. At high angles of attack the brake range is very forgiving, meaning that deep inputs can be made without the risk of stall.
THE DESIGN: The Roadster 3 features a new internal structure designed to increases the strength and longevity of the sail without adding weight. Further changes have been made to the twist of the wing and overall line lengths to improve roll stability and dampen the effects of engine torque, whilst improving the overall handling.
LAUNCH AND LANDING: On the ground the inflation is smooth and constant in any wind speed, with a gentle and consistent rise without shooting or lagging behind, even with the trimmers set to the slow position. Due to its exceptional inflation behaviour it excels in nil-wind conditions with a low take-off speed, enabling you to launch and land in small areas.
PLEASURE, PRECISION, AND AGILITY: Despite its easy and forgiving nature the most striking characteristic of the Roadster 3 is its fun and agility – it is a real pleasure to fly. The handling is easy, predictable, and forgiving, yet at the same time precise and responsive. The tip steering system maintains this high level of precision and agility whilst flying accelerated.
SPECS (from Ozone’s website):
|Number of cells||48||48||48||48||48|
|Projected area (m2)||18.9||20.6||22.4||24.1||25.8|
|Flat Area (m^2)||22||24||26||28||30|
|Projected Span (m)||8.32||8.69||9.04||9.39||9.71|
|Flat Span (m)||10.59||11.06||11.52||11.95||12.37|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.7||3.7||3.7||3.7||3.7|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||5.1||5.1||5.1||5.1||5.1|
|Root Chord (m)||2.67||2.79||2.9||3.01||3.11|
|Glider Weight (kg)||5.01||5.33||5.65||5.99||6.28|
|PG (EN) Weight Range||55-80||65-85||80-100||95-120||110-140|
|PPG (DGAC) Weight Range||55-105||65-120||80-140||95-160||110-190|
|Load test (8G) up to||168kg||168kg||168kg||168kg||168kg|
|Load test (5.25G) up to||256kg||256kg||256kg||256kg||256kg|
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