Advance OMEGA 8 (PAST MODEL)

£3,450.00

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Status: Past model

Condition: New

The OMEGA 8 is the highest performance glider in the serial class. It has yet again set a new benchmark, just like the OMEGA series gliders before it. The new ADVANCE flagship glider embodies tradition and progress at the same time. Its handling and design are unmistakable. With the OMEGA 8 you’ll find yourself at the top of the XC league!

Omega 8 - Inspired by Success

With the OMEGA 8 you’ll find yourself at the top of the XC league! The OMEGA 8 is the highest performance glider in the serial class. It has yet again set a new benchmark, just like the OMEGA series gliders before it. The new ADVANCE flagship glider embodies tradition and progress at the same time. Its handling and design are unmistakable.

Pilot Requirements

The OMEGA 8 is a purebred high-performance paraglider that should only be flown by highly experienced, performance-oriented long-distance or competition pilots. In order to be able to fully master an OMEGA 8, a pilot should already possess experience with high-performance gliders in different meteorological conditions.  A regular flyer with these skills will be able to safely exploit the paraglider’s huge performance potential and cover long distances in a controlled and relaxed manner.

Outstanding Characteristics

Fascinating. Powerful. Refined. 

Fascinating flying feeling

With distinctive, direct handling and incredible performance the OMEGA 8 has plenty of allure. Two of its outstanding characteristics are its smooth and efficient speed system and the incredibly good stability at speed. The twist on the airfoil’s angle of attack is optimized for stability. Sensitive feedback from the wing tips gives the pilot complete control even in the roughest air.

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Performance across the range

With a glide ratio of 10.6 and a useable top speed of 59 km/h, the OMEGA 8 is by far the best performer in its class. And the OMEGA 8 comes into its own in accelerated flight through turbulent air. The solid stability, balanced pitch and a speed system that is fine-tuned to the wing’s profile give the competitive pilot the edge.

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Built from success

The OMEGA 8 builds on the proven three liner concept of the 2009 ADVANCE World Championship winning glider and the X-Alps winning prototype. The OMEGA 8 is also one of the lightest performance wings with a new construction, carefully selected materials and nylon wire bat-tens at the leading edge. All these new technologies have been rigorously tested and refined to perfection.

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Other Important Details

High performance in turbulent air

The high aspect ratio, carefully calculated profile and competition lines make the OMEGA 8 a high-performance glider, even in turbulent air. The performance is clearly expressed with a glide ratio of 10:1 and an exceptional glide angle in the upper speed range. The Speed Performance Indicator (SPI) also helps experienced pilots to choose the optimum speed and enables them to greatly improve average speed on long-distance flights.

Two stage acceleration system

The OMEGA 8 is equipped with a variable transfer speed system that enables shortening or lengthening of the speed bar extension range and pressure to suit the user’s anatomical position: smooth, triple transfer as long as the legs remain bent, and efficient, double transfer with outstretched legs.

Specially coated lines

With a more compact weave and an additional coating of the separate twines, it has proved possible to increase the UV-resistance as well as the abrasion resistance on the Liros competition lines significantly. At loops in the forks, the lines are sheathed, giving them less surface pressure.

ADVANCE Innovations & Quality

ADVANCE pay great attention to small details. Sewn-in compression and Mylar straps increase the canopy stability, partially closed cells increase the internal pressure and the winglets decrease the induced drag (vortex effect). hook and loop fastener closures on the wingtips make it easier to remove sand, snow and debris from the glider. Like all ADVANCE models, the OMEGA 8 incorporates a swivel on the steering lines and different brake handles with magnetic clips, depending on the canopy size. The many small but important details like these add the finishing touch to the product.

Certification

The OMEGA 8 has been awarded LTF and EN for all sizes in both unaccelerated and accelerated flight.

Technical details

OMEGA 8

 

23

25

27

29

Flat surface

m2

22.5

24.5

26.5

28.5

Projected surface

m2

18.9

20.6

22.3

23.9

Span

m

12.32

12.86

13.38

13.87

Projected span

m

9.55

9.96

10.36

10.57

Aspect ratio

 

6.8

Projected aspect ratio

 

4.8

Max chord

m

2.28

2.38

2.47

2.56

Min chord

m

0.40

0.42

0.43

0.45

Number of cells

 

73

Take off weight **

kg

65 - 85

75 - 95

85 - 110

100 - 130

Weight of the glider

kg

5.4

5.7

6.0

6.4

Maxi length of the lines with the risers

cm

753.9

786.7

818.3

848.5

Min speed *

km/h

24 (+/- 1)

Max speed without speed-system *

km/h

40 (+/- 2)

Max speed with speed-system *

km/h

59 (+/- 2)

Min sink rate *

m/s

1.0 (+/- 0.1)

Best glide *

 

10.6 (+/- 0.1)

* Values depending on wing loading, harness/pilot and glider size

** Pilot, wing, equipment

Materials

Leading edge

New Skytex 6.6 Evolution water-repellent, 9092 E117 / 44 g/m2

Upper surfaces, lower surfaces

New Skytex 6.6 water-repellent, 9017 E77A / 40 g/m2

Profil

New Skytex 6.6 hard, 9017 E29 / 40 g/m2

Cell ribs

New Skytex 6.6 hard, 70000 E91 / 27 g/m2

Reinforcement of the leading edge and trailing edge

Polyester laminiert, 20mm

Reinforcement of the leading edge lower surface

Polyamid 16 mm

Suspension lines

 

  • Liros Technora (Aramid), LTC 200 / 160 / 80, unsheated with UV protection, 1,3mm / 1,2mm / 0,7mm (main lines)
  • Liros Technora (Aramid), LTC 120 / 80 / 65, unsheated with UV protection, 1,1mm / 0,7mm / 0,65mm (2nd level)
  • Liros Technora (Aramid), LTC 80 / 65 / 45, unsheated with UV protection, 0,7mm / 0,65mm / 0,55mm  (1st level)
  • Liros Technora (Aramid), LTC 160 / 45, unsheated with UV protectiong, 1,2mm / 0,55mm, (brake lines)   
  • DFLP 232, Dyneema/Polyester (main brake line)

Risers

Polyester/Technora (Aramid), 13mm - 1000kg

Quick links 

Maillon Rapide, Inox rostfrei, 3,5mm - 750 kg

Stitching thread

Polyester


Colours:
White, Orange, Palm

Test reports 

Test reports EN 

Test reports LTF 

Downloads 

Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN D
LTF Certification LTF D
Model Status Past model

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