Advance SIGMA 11
Availability 05/02/2021: "The time has come for our new cross country sportster. Production has started. Due to great demand for all our products we had to postpone market launch. We expect first demo wing deliveries end of March, gliders for pilots from May."
|Ideal weight range (kg)||65-75||75-85||85-97||97-110||110-125|
|Certified takeoff weight (kg)||60-77||70-88||80-100||92-114||105-128|
|Flat surface (m2)||20.4||22||23.6||25.5||27.4|
|Projected surface (m2)||17.4||18.8||20.1||21.7||23.3|
|Projected aspect ratio||4.48||4.48||4.48||4.48||4.48|
|Glider weight (kg)||4||4.2||4.45||4.75||5.05|
|Projected span (m)||8.87||9.17||9.49||9.87||10.23|
|Max. chord (m)||2.3||2.39||2.47||2.57||2.66|
|Number of cells||67||67||67||67||67|
|Max. sym. brake travel at max. weight (cm)||63||64||66||68||70|
|Max length of the risers (cm)||510||510||530||550||550|
Seamless weight ranges
The SIGMA 11 size selection was thought of as having Seamless Weight Ranges between 10 and 15 kg steps. Every pilot’s flying weight will find itself within only one ideal takeoff weight range, because these ranges extend seamlessly through the glider sizes, but do not overlap. These SIGMA 11 ideal takeoff weight areas provide the optimal relationship between gliding speed and climb performance for each size in all normal flying conditions, and also take into account the different paraglider size characteristics.
Standard colours: Spectra, Fire, Royal.
Custom colours: Choose your colours and email us the custom colour reference with your order.
- Repair Kit
- Mini Windsock
SIGMA 11 — Ambitious Cross Country
For 30 years the legendary SIGMA series has consistently represented tradition and progress. The first ADVANCE serial wing in 1989 was the SIGMA. Since then a series of SIGMA's has set the handling standard for the Sport Class.
The SIGMA 11 is a completely new development and once more takes its place among high-performing C wings. The new profile excels in both balanced pitch stability and a high level of directional stability. The result of these handling advances is not only better performance, but above all greater flying comfort: relaxed flying over long distances without tiredness. An effective Pitch-Control-System gives a real two-liner feeling. The new cross country sportster is a whole 400 grams lighter than the SIGMA 10, and perfect wing structural design does away with C-wires. This means the 11 is simpler to fold with an even more compact result.
An aspect ratio of 6.07 and 65 cells put the high quality XC-Intermediate in the middle of the C Class. The SIGMA is intended for the experienced and ambitious cross country pilot, who particularly likes sporting and lively handling. Pure flying fun is guaranteed, including while enjoying the satisfaction of long cross country adventures.
The SIGMA 11's outstanding performance can be called upon any time, even in demanding conditions. Latest technologies like internally sewn miniribs and an effective pitch control arrangement with 2-liner feel finish off this product. Improved internal load distribution design makes for simpler packing because C-wires are no longer required.
Performing — performance benchmark
A completely redeveloped profile gives the SIGMA 11 significant pitch stability. This results in not just a marked increase in performance in turbulence, but a much higher level of flying comfort on long flights. 3X3D shaping, reduced line surface area and a swept element to the wing planform are all further performance-enhancing features of this high-end XC wing.
Sporty — new sportiness
The SIGMA 11 delights with its comfortably direct handling, immediately conveying the feeling of this wing’s sportiness to the pilot. Perfectly refined wing curvature and well-proven brake line geometry allows the XC Sportster to answer its smallest control input directly and precisely. This playful handling guarantees the best flying fun.
High-Tech — light, robust & safe
Weight-optimised internal structure means that a SIGMA 11 is available weighing only 4 kg, even though the outer wing surfaces are constructed of 38gm/32gm fabric. Ideal internal wing stress distribution design means that the wing does not have C-Wires on its upper surface, making it even more light and compact. Modified C level supports also improve extreme flight characteristics and raises the passive safety level.
Technology & features
The strongly curved and flow-sensitive area of the leading edge is now integrated by a triple graduation of 3D shaping. The result: a crease-free leading edge and smooth upper wing surface for clean airflow and more performance.
Advance quality lightbuild
The low weight of the SIGMA 11 is primarily achieved by its sophisticated and carefully designed internal structure. Because the outer surfaces are still made of robust 40/38 gm cloth the light weight has no effect on the glider’s long life expectancy. The fabric used for the the SIGMA 11 is exclusively high quality cloth from Porcher Sports, the well-know European manufacturer.
Efficient pitch-control system with C handles
The SIGMA 11 has an up-to-date Pitch-Control-System with C handles. This system transmits an element of C line input to the B line level so as to maintain an ideal profile shape. Even in accelerated flight the wing can be actively flown and steered by means of this C/B arrangement, giving a realistic two-liner feeling.
Latest Edelrid Pro Dry lines
The SIGMA 11 is equipped throughout with colour-differentiated Pro Dry Lines from Edelrid. This latest generation of uncovered line is a further development of the highly respected 8000 Aramid line and has a 60% higher humidity exclusion factor. This line is extremely stable in length and demonstrates above-average resistance to failure after long use.
|Leading edge||Skytex 38 universal, 39 g/m2|
|Lower surface||Skytex 32 universal, 33 g/m2|
|Profiles||Skytex 40 hard finish, 40 g/m2|
|Upper surface||Skytex 32 universal, 33 g/m2|
|Designstripe||Skytex 32 universal, 33 g/m2|
|Unsuspended profiles||Skytex 32 hard finish, 33 g/m2|
|Main lines||A-8001-230, -130, -190|
|Galery lines||A-8001-130, -090, -070, -050|
"In summary, the SIGMA 11 is a truly fantastic sports wing—exemplary behaviour, top performance, and—for me, the most important aspect of all by far—a real pleasure to fly! Very comfortable yet highly enjoyable feeling and handling, giving very precise control. The SIGMA 11 is really a very beautiful, exceptionally super-clean wing! Now we know that not everyone is quite as gear-freaky as we at Flybubble are but this wing makes us drool, just looking at it! I'm sure the SIGMA 11 is going to enrapture many other pilots too!"
— Carlo Borsattino, Flybubble
More SIGMA 11 reviews to follow.
Certification / homologation
|Model Status||Current model|
|EN Certification||EN C|
|LTF Certification||LTF C|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|