The Spark 2 is a PPG wing designed specifically for schools and beginner pilots. Based on the Element 3, the Spark 2 is an incredibly easy and forgiving wing ideal for all levels of student training. The Spark 2 features technologies taken from our higher performance models but implemented into a concept focused very much towards, safety, forgiveness and excellent inflation behaviour. The new profile, line layout and internal structure improves the efficiency and passive safety whilst retaining the forgiving nature required for a school wing. The planform retains a moderated aspect ratio which has proven to be a good compromise for comfort, ease of use and fun whilst maintaining exceptional safety characteristics.
Particular attention has been made to the inflation behaviour and ground-handling characteristics to make powered launches as easy as they can be. In nil-wind conditions, the inflation is incredibly easy, the Spark 2 inflates with the lightest of forward pressure, yet the leading edge remains strong and open even when forced by heavy inputs. In the lightest of winds, the Spark 2 rests overhead and forgives misguided inputs, this quality makes ground handling both fun and safe.
In the air, the Spark 2 is simple to fly. It is damped in both roll and pitch, with a progressive feel in the brakes for controlled and coordinated turns. The overall brake range is long, with a very slow stall speed, making it very difficult for students to inadvertently stall or spin the wing. Whilst the it is incredibly forgiving, the Spark 2 is also enjoyable to fly, tight and compact in the air, beginners will find it intuitive to fly whilst instructors will appreciate handling that is agile and precise. The excellent sink rate performance allows for quick take offs and efficient fuel consumption.
The risers are simple and uncluttered with an effective trimmer system and short-range speed system offering sufficient speed and solidity to give instructors peace of mind whilst guiding pilots through these exercises.
Flight tested to the EN 926.2 standard and DGAC approved the Spark 2 is available in 3 sizes, covering a wide weight range of pilot weights. The overall ease of use and uncompromised safety combine to make the Spark 2 the favoured workhorse for instructors and schools.
*This wing is DGAC approved and has been load tested to the EN 926.1 standard. In addition to our own extensive testing, it has also been independently flight tested to the EN 926.2 standard with the use of the accelerator system and with the trimmers set to the slow position. Releasing the trimmers or flying outside of the EN certified weight range invalidates this flight certification. Using a harness that does not conform to the dimensions required of the EN standard or flying with a power unit will lead to a change in the flight characteristics. As delivered, the wing does not conform to the EN 926.2 standard due to the inclusion of the trimmers on the risers.
OZONE has some of the shortest lead times in the industry. The current production time is approximately 43 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:
EasyBag Backpack, Inner Bag, Glider Strap, OZONE Stickers, Repair Cloth, OZONE Keyring.
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||34||34||34|
|Projected area (m2)||20.4||22.1||25.1|
|Flat Area (m^2)||24.3||26.3||29.9|
|Projected Span (m)||8.12||8.46||9|
|Flat Span (m)||10.5||10.93||11.64|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.24||3.24||3.24|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||4.54||4.54||4.54|
|Root Chord (m)||2.87||2.99||3.18|
|Glider Weight (kg)||4.51||4.79||5.29|
|PPG (DGAC) Weight Range (kg)||65-110||75-125||95-140|
|Load Test 5.25G||226 kg||226 kg||226 kg|
|PG (EN) Weight Range (kg)||65-90||75-105||95-125|
|Load Test 8G||148 kg||148 kg||148 kg|
OZONE COLOUR REFERENCE (//)
ABOUT CUSTOM COLOURS
Ozone encourages you to customize your own personal colour combination for your wing. Customization generally incurs a small 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 check if there is a 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. 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.