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Power Comet

Made by

Axis

 

 

The Comet (EN-B/LTF B), is aimed at beginner XC and novice pilots,
who demand high passive safety without compromises in performance.

 The Axis team constructed this glider with all the knowledge obtained from Axis Vega III development.


           Picture by Marty Hathaway

  Picture by
Stephane Cote

The basic shape is narrow ellipse (flat aspect ratio of 5.61), suspended on 3 and ½ rows of lines (same as on Vega III). Better glide ratio and top speed were achieved by reduction in line consumption and the use of unsheathed lines for middle and upper cascades.

The new profile has been designed with increased overall safety and handling characteristics in mind.


         Picture by Marty Hathaway

Technical details:

Comes with:

Stuff bag
Inner bag
Risers bag
Belt
Speed bar
Manual
T-shirt

    
Size
XS
S
M
L
Zoom %
92
96
100
104
Max wing chord (m)
246.56
257.28
268.00
278.72
Area (m2)
21.92
23.87
25.90
28.01
Span (m)
11,09
11.57
12.05
12.53
Aspect ratio
5.61
5.61
5.61
5.61
Projected area (m2)
18.95
20.63
22.39
24.22
Projected span (m)
8.92
9.31
9.70
10.09
Projected A/R (m2)
4.20
4.20
4.20
4.20
Number of cells
52
52
52
52
Weight range (kg)
52-72
65-85
80-105
95-125
Min. speed (km/h)
22
22
22
22
Trim speed (km/h)
38
38
38
38
Acc.speed (km/h)
54
54
54
54
Min. sink rate
1,0
1,0
1,0
1,0
Glide ratio
9.3
9.3
9.3
9.3
Homologation Afnor
EN-B
EN-B
EN-B
EN-B


The Comet has been built using modern technologies such as: leading edge reinforcements, ball-rolling pulleys for smoother speed system, high-quality materials and canopy fabrics by Porcher Marine.


  Picture by Marty Hathaway

Canopy materials:

  • Leading edge - S9092 E85A Evolution (45 g/m), the rest - S9017 E77A Water repelent (40 g/m)
  • Ribs - S9017 E29A Hard finish (39 g/m) choosen for its low stretch that ensures long life with limited changes in originally designer shape
  • Reinforcement tapes - S6382 mylar
  • Leading edge reinforcements - polyamide rods

 
Lines:

  • Combinations of Liros dynema (A + B rows) and Cousin vectran (C + D rows) line materials to increase the correct trim life span by 30%.
  • Middle and upper cascades are done from usheated materials of 100, 120 and 160 daN for less resistance.

 
Main lines:

  • Very stable and durable PPSL sheathed Liros dynema 160 and 200 daN strenghts.
  • Risers are from no-stretch Guth-and-Wolf 20 mm webbing, with progressive speed system which at first enables greater forward speed and then higher stability in lower angle of attack configuration.
  • Risers are equipped with ball bearing Harken pulleys and regular Riley pulleys as well.

Choice of Standard Colors


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

Axis Custom Colors
 

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