The McDaddy is OZONE’s glider suitable for use by both professional and pleasure pilots for tandem flight.
It is a culmination of three years extensive research and development, much of which is a result of the feedback and knowledge we gained from OZONE’s previous tandem wing, the Cosmic Rider.
Like the Cosmic, the McDaddy has been designed to launch smoothly in either strong or light winds and to be an easy and secure glider to soar with regardless of the payload you’re carrying. However, with three years development behind us, and a lot of the technologies we’ve integrated on the Proton GT, Vibe and Vulcan we’re happy to tell you that we’ve made the McDaddy an even nicer tandem to fly.
Firstly by redesigning the diagonal inter cell bracing and using a completely new line layout we’ve managed to reduce both the weight and drag of the wing. The McDaddy now weighs only 8.4 kg’s instead of the 10.1 kg’s that the Cosmic weighed; that’s a saving of just over 15%! This reduction in weight helps keep the inertia of the wing down,which makes the glider safer, easier and more forgiving to fly. The reduction of inertia also makes the McDaddy even smoother and more controlled on the ground than the Cosmic was!
These changes have enabled us to build a higher performance profile into the McDaddy than we could on the Cosmic. The result is a higher performing, safer and more comfortable glider all-round.
Finally, we’ve integrated the same OZONE agility that our customers love into the McDaddy. It now has lighter handling, shorter brake travel and even more of a ’solo glider’ feel than we’ve managed to put in to a tandem before. The McDaddy comes equipped with Trimmers allowing you to fine tune the wing to your personal style and feel. The McDaddy is available in two sizes, so you can choose a wing that will best suit your normal pay load, the conditions you normally fly in and the type of flying you do, whether it be purely pleasure or commercial flying.
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.
|Number of cells||42||42|
|Projected area (m2)||35.10||37.80|
|Flat area (m2)||41.10||43.80|
|Projected span (m)||11.27||11.69|
|Flat span (m)||14.19||14.64|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.62||3.62|
|Flat aspect ratio||4.90||4.90|
|Root Chord (m)||3.60||3.80|
|In-flight weight range (kg)*||130-200||140-230|