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METIS 3

 

 

 

The new airfoil as well as other well balanced features allow us to introduce an EN B certified tandem glider that meets all major requirements for professional use.

No matter how much the glider will be appreciated by paragliding professionals because it is light and well trimmed for excellent flight behaviour, it will be mostly the passengers who need easy take off, stable and smooth flight even in rough airs and great flair for safe and easy landing.

And this is the point where METIS 3 will excel: the classical V structure and optimised construction of the canopy and hard work of the test pilots streamed into a real paragliding experience for both the pilots and their passengers.

 

The main distinctive features are:

  • Excellent gliding ratio and maximum speed
  • Wide speed range
  • Efficiency climbing in thermals
  • Easy take off
  • Smooth landing with great flair
  • Well balanced handling with balanced yaw and roll and progressive pressure in the brakes
  • Low weight and high durability due the new materials

 

 

 

Each glider is delivered with:

 

 

 

R&D team comments

 

The task defined by the team was quite tricky. You have to bring the tandem that will be fun to fly for the pilot and easy to enjoy for the passenger who might suffer from airsickness. As neither of us wanted to land with the passengers’ pizzas in the equipment, we had to work hard to make the glider great to fly for a pilot and stable enough to deal with turbulences of strong Alpine thermals, for passengers.

As the passenger's safety ad comfort is a great issue for all of us, we wanted to make a glider which is easy to land with exceptional flair. At the take-off we wanted to avoid the usual rugby and football shouts when running after the inflation and the goal to make it a real experience for the passenger from the very beginning...

As the glider was a well behaved child from the very first prototype, we could spend half a year trimming and test flying the wing in many different conditions.

As far as the construction is concerned, it must be light and long lasting. Well, all the usual demands...

So, we used the usual motto we have: the METIS 3 has ALL the pieces it needs and ONLY the pieces it needs, it uses classical V structure, Light Nylon bridles structure the Mylar nose-reinforcements on the main ribs; they are removable and replaceable and are mainly meant to prevent the pilot from over-creasing the nose-part of the ribs while packing. Of course, for Sky Paragliders now traditional Adiprène vents-reinforcement are also used on the METIS 3 to ensure that the launching characteristics will remain throughout the whole lifespan of the glider.

So, this is what we did and the way we thought about the glider. it is up to you to test the glider with a passengers and let us know how is the job we did.

 

Technical info

 

 

 

METIS 34042
Layout surface (m2) 40,00 42,00
Layout span (m) 14,42 14,78
Layout aspect ratio 5,20 5,20
Projected surface (m2) 35,04 36,79
Projected span (m) 11,77 12,06
Projected aspect ratio 3,95 3,95
Number of cells 54 54
Weight of the glider (kg) 7,60 7,90
Take-off weight (kg) 110-210 120-220
Trim speed (km/h) 38-40 38-40
Min. speed (km/h) 24-25 24-25
Max. speed (km/h) 45-48 45-48
Max. gliding ratio >9 >9
Min. sink rate (m/s) <1,2 <1,2
Certification EN B / LTF B EN B / LTF B

 

 

 

Own colors

 

 

Customise the colours of your SKY glider

To design your own glider, use the tool below. When you have decided on your own unique colour scheme COPY the name of glider and colours picked (for example: METIS 3: Gold / Red Dragon / Deep Blue) into your order. ANY colour combination is available.

Gliders with personalised colours are available only at extra cost. The delivery time depends on the load of the workshop and may vary depending.

Enjoy the look of your unique SKY glider!

 

 

Materials

 

 

 Canopy 

  • Panels and leading edge: Porcher Sport, SKYTEX 38, 38 g/m2
  • Ribs and diagonals: SKYTEX 40, 40 g/m2

 Lines

 Risers: Mouka Tišnov, 25 mm (polyester)

 Quick links: Peguet, maillon 4,0 DI