Ozone Mantra M3 (PAST MODEL)

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Product code: OZONE-MANTRAM3

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Mantra M3

Unbeatable Confidence and Maximum Performance in the Serial Class.
Total comfort and stability combined with performance is now the legacy of the Mantra Series.
The Mantra M3 has continued this tradition, with massive improvements in speed and glide performance.

Mantra M3

Unbeatable Confidence and Maximum Performance in the Serial Class.
Total comfort and stability combined with performance is now the legacy of the Mantra Series.
The Mantra M3 has continued this tradition, with massive improvements in speed and glide performance.

MANTRA M3

*Top Performance in the D/2-3 Class - Independently Tested to 9.8 L/D!

Unbeatable Confidence and Maximum Performance in the Serial Class.

  • Significant speed and glide improvement over the M2 across the speed range

  • HPP Research Elements: new profile, trailing edge, and line diagram.

  • Trademark Ozone handling: Still the tightest and most stable turn in the LTF 2-3 class.

  • Total comfort in flight: Like its predecessors, the M3 is pure pleasure in all conditions, no stress!

  • Stability at Speed: The M3’s speed system is made to be used, and with confidence.

  • Confidence: Stability at speed and total comfort in active air – push your speed bar to your goal, without stressing about your wing.

  • Designed for true LTF 2-3 safety: This is not a ‘de-tuned’ comp wing.

Total comfort and stability combined with performance is now the legacy of the Mantra Series.
The Mantra M3 has continued this tradition, with massive improvements in speed and glide performance.

The constant research in the Mantra R Open Class Series and the HPP Project have yielded exciting new design elements which have been incorporated into the M3 by the Ozone Test and Design Team. Foremost among these improvements are the new profile, line diagram, and trailing edge design, all of which have significantly improved the efficiency of the wing.

 

 

In the Mantra Series, efficiency is the obsession of the test team. Overall efficiency opens the windows of speed and glide, without sacrificing safety and comfort. Instead of focusing on top speed when laying out the design elements, through maximizing efficiency the design team allowed speed and glide to increase as natural side effects of the improved design elements.

Glide and speed test comparisons have shown the Mantra M3 to be at the top of the class in terms of performance. As for handling and comfort, these are the trademarks of all Ozone wings and are crucial elements of the Mantra Series as well – Confidence comes only with comfort, and confidence is the first ingredient in your performance. The comfort and ease of the Mantra M3 will allow you to maximize its potential and yours, in any competition or XC environment.

Handling- just for fun?
Handling is safety, and handling is performance. Maneuverability is key: you need your glider to turn safely, quickly, and without the tendency to spin. An agile glider is not only important for the enjoyment of flight, but for collision avoidance and flying near terrain.

For more technical info on the new M3, please see the Designer’s Notes from the Ozone Test and Design Team. The M3 is available for order now in all sizes from your local Ozone dealer, so please contact them to arrange a flight test. We hope that you enjoy taking the Mantra M3 cross country as much as we have during the development phases, and we encourage you to send us news and photos of your favorite flights. Cheers from all the Team, and here’s wishing you many happy landings, many kilometers from home!

 

Designer's Notes

 

The Concept

A logical evolution: Improve the performance in all respects, while retaining the Mantra Series trademarks – True Overall Performance: agile handling and ease of use.

New Features

Although the M3 is purely an evolution of the M2, a total optimization of the core factors has created a very significant step forward in performance.

Aspect Ratio Increased: With the advent of improved airfoil technology, we were able to increase the AR without compromising performance. At this time, we do not think it is possible to increase the AR further without sacrificing safety, sail homogeneity, the compact feel, and great handling. The increased AR means greater performance in sink rate and climb.

More cells: A result of the increased AR, necessary to maintain cell proportion for a clean sail and a cohesive feel in the wing.
A special diagonal rib arrangement from the Mantra R research series has allowed the addition of these 4 cells without the addition of lines.

HPP Research: has lead to the discovery of a new profile, now on the M3. This profile has yielded extraordinary glide performance for the class, increased pitch stability, lighter brake pressure, and forgiving at higher angles of attack.

Tab Positioning: To match the new airfoil and also to prevent chordwise deformation, for a smoother feel in turbulence.

Trailing Edge: Partial ribs have been added to reduce drag by improving airflow across the TE. A new brake attachment has increased the efficiency of the flap while brakes are applied.

Line Diagram: Now optimized for an 11% line drag reduction.

Overall Efficiency: Has allowed us to reduce the size by 0.5m2, for better handling, and higher speeds throughout the range.

New Risers: Narrower webbing material and the super smooth Ronstan Pulleys.

Slightly thicker profile: For pitch stability and a better climb rate.Higher aspect: but with less line than the M2, meaning less drag and higher efficiency.New Arc: The arc has been refined even further for a more balanced feel while climbing.

New Braking System: Allows the pilot to brake different parts of the wing: choose which part of the trailing edge to influence more; brake the tip for a tighter turn, or less for a flatter more efficient turn in light lift. Fine tune your turn to match the conditions.

New Skinny risers: Another result of our quest for ultimate efficiency.

Mini ribs: Partial ribs allow for a cleaner sail without excess weight, creating an advanced blend of handling agility and glide performance.

New Shrink Rings on TE: Brake lines are routed through shrink rings in a few crucial areas of the TE, for a more efficient TE shape in turns.

Specifications

Sizes


S M L
No of Cells

63

63

63

Area Proj. (m2)

20.43

22.13

24.26

Area Flat (m2)

24.00

26.00

28.50

Span Proj. (m)

9.86

10.39

10.75

Span Flat (m)

12.49

13.00

13.61

AR Proj.

4.76

4.76

4.76

AR Flat

6.5

6.5

6.5

Root Chord

2.43

2.51

2.65

In flight weight Range*

67.87

82-102

97-117

Glider Weight

5.8

6.0

6.2

LTF

2-3

2-3

2-3

EN

D

D

D

 

Materials

  • Top Surface Cloth        Skytex 45 Evolution

  • Bottom Surface Cloth        Skytex 40 Classic

  • Rib cloth        Skytex 40 Hard

  • Upper lines        Liros DC60

  • Lower Lines        Edelrid 8000-230UV

Colours

  • Maroon/White/Maroon/Light Blue

  • Dark Blue/White/Green

  • White/Orange/White/Grey

Download Colour Chart

Reviews

Pat Dower’s M3 thoughts May 2nd 2009, UK:

My first XC on the M3. Actually a really good flight for getting to know the glider, as there were 3 distinct phases. Around the take-off ridge and for the first 20km conditions were broken and choppy; the middle part of the flight was in better organised moderately strong thermals; the later stages were in weakening conditions as the sky was shut down by strato-cu.

In the broken stuff the glider was very good. Solid, climbing well, lots of feedback but not much noise and no collapses. I wasn’t super relaxed, but no one I chatted to afterwards was!

In the good middle part of the flight the glider was fab. I was really satisfied with the agility. I was able to tighten up on the cores just fine. I was trying the technique of pulling the brake across my body, which brakes the wing tip more than if you pull down with the handle outside of the riser. There is a bit more turn and bank, but I am still getting used to this feature.

When searching for the last dregs of lift I did notice the glider pulling me towards lift and the turn was really flat when I needed it.

Hard to be definitive on comparative performance on glide as the only close glide I had was against a Trango 3. Trim on the M3 was significantly faster. The air was pretty active but I appeared to have a noticeably better best glide, over a 1 minute glide.

After landing, I realised that for the second half of the flight I hardly thought about the glider, except for thinking “wow, this is good”
I am definitely really impressed and very happy!
The next big test will be in my first competition of the year.

Downloads

Manual

Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN D
LTF Certification LTF 2-3
Model Status Past model

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