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Power Vega III

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For the experienced pilot who wants a more responsive glider

Power Vega III 

 

The Power Vega III is noted for its high performance and extended range of passive safety.

 

It offers the easy and precise handling found in all the Axis gliders.

The Power Vega III is a sporty wing that combines the high performance reserved for higher class gliders, with the safety of the standard class.

Because of a high canopy stability and ease of learning, this glider received an EN-C (size S EN-B) classification at testing.

It is a fast, dynamic, but also stable and predictable glider. 

Most pilots would choose this as a second or third wing in one’s flying career but for some it will be their final choice based on the ideal combination of performance, durability and safety.


This glider is targeted toward the experienced pilot (foot launch and trike).

Experienced pilots will appreciate the safety built in for recreational and XC flights!

The projection of the Power Vega II is designed in such way that the distribution of the uplift pressure is optimized.  The  specially developed profile enables stable flight with a wide range of angle of attack.


The projected area has been designed to lower induced resistance and increase the glider's performance. For thermalling, the glide ratio has been improved and greater speed range has been produced while providing greater stability and improved feedback. 

    Vega III    
XS S M L XL
92 96 100 104 110
240.12 250.56 261.00 271.44 287.10
21.34 23.24 25.22 27.28 30.51
11.22 11.71 12.20 12.69 13.42
5.90 5.90 5.90 5.90 5.90
18.60 20.25 21.97 23.76 26.58
9.06 9.46 9.85 10.24 10.84
4.42 4.42 4.42 4.42 4.42
61 61 61 61 61
52-72 65-88 80-105 95-125 118-150
23 23 23 23 23
39 39 39 39 39
57 57 57 57 57
1 1 1 1 1
9.3 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.3
  EN  - C EN  - C EN  - C  

Axis Elf Color
Picture by Capt. Don Andrews

Power Vega Mars

Construction


The well established construction of diagonal reinforcements in the  attachments of lines A, B, C and D has been taken from the concept of the Axis Mercury competition glider. 

The amount of lines have been minimized by the application of strategically using different diameters, therefore significantly reducing frontal resistance and increasing the wing’s performance without any effect on safety.




The application of reinforcements on the leading edge increases the stability of the canopy on max. speed.

Axis reduced the weight of the canopy by the application of new materials, which also increase the safety.

Material reinforcements are added between the exterior line tabs and all the stitching is on the inside of the wing for greater protection. 


  Picture by Marty Hathaway

 


Picture by Leslie Britt

An innovation
– The newly designed “special differential speed-system” increases speed while reducing the chances of collapses at maximum speed.
Power Vega with trike        Picture by Leslie Britt
Size
XS
S
M
L
XL
Zoom %
92
96
100
104
110
Max wing chord (m)
241.12
250.56
261.00
271.44
287.10 
Area (m2)
21.34
23.24
25.22
27.28
30.51 
Span (m)
11,22
11.71
12.20
12.69
13.42 
Aspect ratio
5.90
5.90
5.90
5.90
5.90
Projected area (m2)
18.60
20.25
21.97
23.76
26.58 
Projected span (m)
9.06
9.46
9.85
10.24
10.84 
Projected A/R (m2)
4.42
4.42
4.42
4.42
4.42
Number of cells
61
61
61
61
61
Weight range (kg)
52-72
65-88
80-105
95-125
118-150 
Min. speed (km/h)
23
23
23
23
23
Trim speed (km/h)
39
39
39
39
39
Acc.speed (km/h)
57
57
57
57
57 
Min. sink rate
1
1
1
1
1
Glide ratio
9.3
9.3
9.3
9.3
9.3
Homologation
 
EN-B
EN-C
EN-C
 

 

Power Pluto II Fire color
Picture by Stanley Kasica

Axis achieved these excellent characteristics by using high quality materials (Porcher Marine Scrim W420) on the leading edge of the glider and new materials which have reduced the weight of the canopy, also increasing its safety.

The canopy is made of Skytex S 9017, a water repellent material that has high UV reflectivity.




Materials

Upper and lower surface :
- Color fabric:  Skytex New 9017 40g/m2 with E77A "water repellent" finish
- White fabric: Skytex New 9017 40g/m2 with E38A "medium" finish

Profile - Ribs (white) :
- Skytex New 9017 40 g/m2 with E29A "hard finish"
- Skytex New 9017 40 g/m2 with E38A "medium" finish

Lines:
The lines are made of a Dyneema based new material, Liros PPSL. Characteristics include minimum stretching and much higher durability.

Choice of Standard Colors




Picture by Sebastien Theriault

Comes with a stuff bag, an inner bag, a risers bag, a belt, a speed bar, a manual and a T-shirt.

Axis Custom Colors
For an additional $300, you can order your Axis glider in custom color.

 Our Clients say it best.
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