The task sounded clear! ....
Design and produce a performance ultralight glider for a wide range of pilots.
The outcome is that the Aravis is the lightest; small-packed-volume; "double-skin" paraglider in our range. Hike & Fly enthusiasts as well as novice pilots will find it to be a simple and reliable wing for their flying. The Aravis is one of the highest performing lightweight EN A paragliders available on the market.
The canopy is made using lightweight materials. On a heavily stressed leading edge, Skytex 32 provides an excellent compromise between lightness and robustness. The rest of the canopy uses a Skytex 27 with a double coating, which, despite its extremely low weight, also has very good resistance to aging. The Nitinol rod system of rib reinforcement provides optimal rigidity of the canopy and guarantees the stability of the clean canopy surface, even if the wing is carelessly glider packed.
Construction and details
The canopy itself is designed for maximum aerodynamic cleanliness. It features: Triple positive 3D shaping, negative 3D leading edge shaping, mini-ribs on the trailing edge and newly shaped stabilizers. Optimized diameter of ARAMID unsheathed lines in the gallery and PPSLS main lines together with narrow light risers reduce drag and increase performance. Canopy shape, 50 cells, internal structure, diagonal ribs, line geometry - all have been optimized to provide the canopy sufficient rigidity, ensuring stability and a pleasant and comfortable flight in turbulent air. The main lines are connected to the colour-coded risers using small stainless steel carabiners. The canopy is equipped with loops at air intakes, which can help to fix the canopy on a slippery surface (snow).
Easy to Use
Easy take offs - easy inflation and lifting of the canopy without over-shooting are the main advantages of this paraglider. Ideal glider behaviour for difficult take offs.
In flight, the canopy provides excellent feedback, promptly responds to pilot input and strengthens the pilot's confidence from the very beginning. He can focus on the essentials even in the most demanding conditions. 40% of the control range can be safely used for easy operation even in strong thermal cores.