In the tradition of the original Octane, which redefined handling in the paragliding world, The Octane 2 is dedicated to freestyle play and acro flying. For 2013, the Octane FLX model has been upgraded to the Octane 2, which features a new material spec and colour schemes. The Octane 2 is a Freestyle Class wing, certified EN C in two sizes.
The Octane 2 is our answer to pilots who need a wing that performs well in the entire range of acro manoeuvres, but with a good enough sink rate to thermal and fly comfortably… and of course with EN C Certification in the 22m and 25m sizes. It is a compact and easy to use acro wing, with energy enough for big tumbles and lofty wingovers, and the pitch stability needed for gentle recoveries and the smoothest, easiest helicopters imaginable.
If you are an aspiring acro pilot, or if handling and fun are an absolute priority for you, then the Octane 2 is for you.
OCTANE 2 20M:
For pilots who are looking for a more dynamic and powerful wing, the Octane 2 is available in a 20m size. This wing has a valid load test only, and no flight test certification. The 20m size remains a relatively fun and accessible wing, but is certainly more advanced than the certified 22m and 25m sizes. For pilots looking to make the transition from the Octane 2 to the Trickster, this size could be an excellent choice.
The Octane 2 represents our best efforts to create a wing that is, above all else, fun to fly. It features a totally uncompromised freestyle handling, and modern freestyle/acro pilots will love its predictable recovery characteristics, dynamic character, and ease of use. We look forward to hearing what you think, and seeing your videos! Cheers from all the Team.
OZONE has some of the shortest lead times in the industry. The current production time is approximately 21 days from order to shipping (updated daily). Contact your dealer to place your order.
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:
135 L (1570 g) Backpack, Inner Bag, Glider Strap, Speed Bar, OZONE Stickers, Repair Cloth, OZONE Keyring and now also includes the OZONE Acro Brake Handles.
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||44||44||44|
|Projected area (m2)||17.1||18.4||20.7|
|Flat Area (m^2)||20||21.6||24.2|
|Projected Span (m)||8||8.3||8.8|
|Flat Span (m)||10.2||10.6||11.2|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.8||3.8||3.8|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||5.2||5.2||5.2|
|Root Chord (m)||2.45||2.54||2.69|
|Glider Weight (kg)||5||5.3||5.5|
|In-flight Weight Range (kg)||*||55-90||65-105|
OZONE COLOUR REFERENCE (///)
ABOUT CUSTOM COLOURS
Ozone encourages you to customize your own personal colour combination for your wing. Customization generally incurs a fee. Once you’ve decided you can share your design with your friends, or if you are ready to order, send it to your local Ozone dealer to verify the charge and place the final order.
Please note that because the glider will be built specifically for you in the Ozone factory, payment must be received before production can begin.
FABRIC COLOURS AND UV RESISTANCE
Please be aware that the colour you see on your screen may not accurately represent the actual fabric colour. Secondly, different cloths specifications with the same color name may vary slightly, please see here for an example. Given the wide varience in monitor calibration and the fabric appearance in different light and colour combinations, it is impossible to perfectly represent fabric colour on screen. If you have any doubts about the colours, look at photos of various wings on our website to see them in different light and colour combinations or contact your local dealer to see the fabric in person.
All of the fabric that we use undergoes extensive testing in prototype colour phase to ensure colourfastness, mechanical stability, porosity, and general longevity before we put it into production. Once our fabric is in production, every meter of it is rigorously inspected upon arrival in our factory, and fabric which does not pass our stringent quality control standards is returned to the manufacturer. We are frequently asked, "Which colours last the longest, or have the best UV resistance?" All of the colours that we stock score between 4 and 5 on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest possible rating for longevity.
The perfect freestyle wing that is capable of all the tricks but certified to a relatively high level of safety, and comfortable to fly: the climb and glide of the Octane 2 is excellent for a Freestyle wing.
- The Octane 2 features a new lighter top and bottom surface cloth, for better agility and recovery performance. Although the line-plan remains unchanged, a new line material offers lower drag with the same durability, allowing a performance increase over the Octane FLX
- 44 cells, with full diagonals, 4 riser lines and 4 lines per side and no middle gallery lines: all for ultra-high durability. More lines and more attachment points are necessary for heavy use and frequent high G loadings. This also results also in very small angles in the line cascades, reducing the deformations in the sail and making the wing tighter and more efficient in manoeuvres.
- The Aspect Ratio is a balance: high enough for performance and energy in tumbles but low enough to be compact, forgiving, and to have a low chance of cravats.
- The planform has also been designed to reduce the risk of cravats while doing spin tricks such as McTwists, Misty Flips, Helis, etc.
- The overall line length (distance from pilot to wing) is somewhat high for stability in the helicopter and energy for tumbles.
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