*Top Performance in the D/2-3 Class – Independently Tested to 9.8 L/D!
Unbeatable Confidence and Maximum Performance in the Serial Class.
- Significant speed and glide improvement over the M2 across the speed range
- HPP Research Elements: new profile, trailing edge, and line diagram.
- Trademark OZONE handling: Still the tightest and most stable turn in the LTF 2-3 class.
- Total comfort in flight: Like its predecessors, the M3 is pure pleasure in all conditions, no stress!
- Stability at Speed: The M3’s speed system is made to be used, and with confidence.
- Confidence: Stability at speed and total comfort in active air – push your speed bar to your goal, without stressing about your wing.
- Designed for true LTF 2-3 safety: This is not a ‘de-tuned’ comp wing.
Total comfort and stability combined with performance is now the legacy of the Mantra Series.
The Mantra M3 has continued this tradition, with massive improvements in speed and glide performance.
The constant research in the Mantra R Open Class Series and the HPP Project have yielded exciting new design elements which have been incorporated into the M3 by the OZONE Test and Design Team. Foremost among these improvements are the new profile, line diagram, and trailing edge design, all of which have significantly improved the efficiency of the wing.
In the Mantra Series, efficiency is the obsession of the test team. Overall efficiency opens the windows of speed and glide, without sacrificing safety and comfort. Instead of focusing on top speed when laying out the design elements, through maximizing efficiency the design team allowed speed and glide to increase as natural side effects of the improved design elements.
Glide and speed test comparisons have shown the Mantra M3 to be at the top of the class in terms of performance. As for handling and comfort, these are the trademarks of all OZONE wings and are crucial elements of the Mantra Series as well – Confidence comes only with comfort, and confidence is the first ingredient in your performance. The comfort and ease of the Mantra M3 will allow you to maximize its potential and yours, in any competition or XC environment.
Handling- just for fun?
Handling is safety, and handling is performance. Maneuverability is key: you need your glider to turn safely, quickly, and without the tendency to spin. An agile glider is not only important for the enjoyment of flight, but for collision avoidance and flying near terrain.
For more technical info on the new M3, please see the Designer’s Notes from the OZONE Test and Design Team. The M3 is available for order now in all sizes from your local OZONE dealer, so please contact them to arrange a flight test. We hope that you enjoy taking the Mantra M3 cross country as much as we have during the development phases, and we encourage you to send us news and photos of your favorite flights. Cheers from all the Team, and here’s wishing you many happy landings, many kilometers from home!
You may choose to add something to your order, such as: Saucisse Bag (video) (concertina packing bag), Glider Backpack, Easy Bag (quick stuff sack), or OZONE Clothing and Accessories.
|No of Cells||63||63||63|
|Area Proj. (m2)||20.43||22.13||24.26|
|Area Flat (m2)||24.00||26.00||28.50|
|Span Proj. (m)||9.86||10.39||10.75|
|Span Flat (m)||12.49||13.00||13.61|
|In flight weight Range*||67.87||82-102||97-117|
A logical evolution: Improve the performance in all respects, while retaining the Mantra Series trademarks – True Overall Performance: agile handling and ease of use.
Although the M3 is purely an evolution of the M2, a total optimization of the core factors has created a very significant step forward in performance.
Aspect Ratio Increased: With the advent of improved airfoil technology, we were able to increase the AR without compromising performance. At this time, we do not think it is possible to increase the AR further without sacrificing safety, sail homogeneity, the compact feel, and great handling. The increased AR means greater performance in sink rate and climb.
More cells: A result of the increased AR, necessary to maintain cell proportion for a clean sail and a cohesive feel in the wing.
A special diagonal rib arrangement from the Mantra R research series has allowed the addition of these 4 cells without the addition of lines.
HPP Research: has lead to the discovery of a new profile, now on the M3. This profile has yielded extraordinary glide performance for the class, increased pitch stability, lighter brake pressure, and forgiving at higher angles of attack.
Tab Positioning: To match the new airfoil and also to prevent chordwise deformation, for a smoother feel in turbulence.
Trailing Edge: Partial ribs have been added to reduce drag by improving airflow across the TE. A new brake attachment has increased the efficiency of the flap while brakes are applied.
Line Diagram: Now optimized for an 11% line drag reduction.
Overall Efficiency: Has allowed us to reduce the size by 0.5m2, for better handling, and higher speeds throughout the range.
New Risers: Narrower webbing material and the super smooth Ronstan Pulleys.
Slightly thicker profile: For pitch stability and a better climb rate.Higher aspect: but with less line than the M2, meaning less drag and higher efficiency.New Arc: The arc has been refined even further for a more balanced feel while climbing.
New Braking System: Allows the pilot to brake different parts of the wing: choose which part of the trailing edge to influence more; brake the tip for a tighter turn, or less for a flatter more efficient turn in light lift. Fine tune your turn to match the conditions.
New Skinny risers: Another result of our quest for ultimate efficiency.
Mini ribs: Partial ribs allow for a cleaner sail without excess weight, creating an advanced blend of handling agility and glide performance.
New Shrink Rings on TE: Brake lines are routed through shrink rings in a few crucial areas of the TE, for a more efficient TE shape in turns.