*New for 2009
- New Higher Top Speed
- Performance Research for OZONE’s International Competition Team
- Proven World Cup Performance
- Constantly evolving design to achieve the most current performance possible
R is for Research. The Mantra R09 is a constantly evolving Open Class Competition wing. OZONE’s PWC Team Pilots fly the most current and advanced prototypes developed by our test and design team. In turn, these team pilots provide feedback throughout the season, and new prototypes are produced as the design evolves. The mission is maximum performance, without sacrificing a solid level of stability and comfort. The R09’s profile is extremely stable when accelerated, and the technology behind this design has been used in the Mantra and Addict serial class gliders. Other technology that is currently being tested in the R09 may be used in our serial class gliders in the future, such as super low drag line plans and more advanced profiles.
OZONE offers a range of backpack choices when you order your wing. To change the type of backpack that will come with your wing, please speak with your OZONE Dealer.
Your OZONE wing is delivered standard with the following accessories:
You may choose to add something to your order, such as: Saucisse Bag (video) (concertina packing bag), Easy Bag (quick stuff sack), or OZONE Clothing and Accessories.
|Number of cells||79||79||79|
|Projected area (m2)||20||21,5||23,2|
|Flat area (m2)||23,1||24,9||26,7|
|Projected span (m)||10,9||11||11,4|
|Flat span (m)||13||13,5||14|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||5,6||5,6||5,6|
|Flat aspect ratio||7,3||7,3||7,3|
|Root Chord (m)||2,22||2,31||2,4|
|In-flight weight range (kg)||90-100||100-110||110-120|
- Top Surface Cloth : Skytex 45 Evolution
- Bottom Surface Cloth : Skytex 36 Classic
- Rib cloth : Skytex 40 Hard
- Upper lines : Edelrid 8000U serie
- Mid lines : Edelrid 8000U serie
- Lower Lines : Edelrid 8000U serie
Maximum Performance in the Open Class Competition Wing Category, in order to support our international XC / Competition team.
The R07 was a well received comp wing with high performance and perhaps the best climb on the PWC and also highly comfortable – but we needed to improve on the top speed in order to have it all.
The airfoil is a completely new type. The thickness, camber, and the general shape have all been improved, with the aim to retain the positive features of the R07 while yielding higher top speed.
Speed is a factor of wing loading: we have reduced the size to achieve a good compromise between climb rate and speed.
The arc has been revised in order to achieve the highest performance possible for this geometry. The planform remains the same except from the tip which has been redesigned to work with the new arc.
We’ve also managed to make a 15% reduction in total line drag, which translates into a straight benefit in performance!
The tension straps running across the span are now made with Mylar: This gives more cohesion to the wing, and guaranties longevity of performance.
New “shrink tabs” for the brake attachment makes the trailing edge even cleaner, and also creates more tension in the trailing edge during the turn.
Profile-enhancing rigid construction on the leading edge has also helped to give the R09 a 10kmh top speed increase! In order to maintain the shape of the nose, two types of reinforcements have been added inside and outside, at the front of the airfoil: the result is a cleaner airfoil shape, and the stability of the openings allows a higher top speed with less sail deformation – this helps prevent collapses and inefficient excessive sail movement.
The R09 is also the first model to have a new generation of trimmers. Pilots may choose either performance or stability while previously; the choice was to either set your accelerator system to one feature or the other.
Double Trim System: The lower trim tab is for standard accel / decel. The upper trim tab allows the pilot to choose between two flight modes: For top performance in calm air, close this trim tab for a pure AoA modification without profile deformation. For increased speed plus stability in active air (for instance final glide to goal), release this trim tab to allow profile deformation.
The R09 is the highest performing wing that OZONE has ever produced. After having used it in the top level of competition, we are confident that the performance is at the highest level of the sport and that the R09 has everything necessary to be flown to the most prestigious rankings in the world.