Ozone Speedster (PAST MODEL)
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Model Status: Past model
EN Certification: EN C, EN 926-1 Load Test
The Speedster is an all new full reflex Paramotor Wing developed with BBHPP and R10 technology. The development of the Speedster was guided by feedback from paramotor pilots all over the world - feedback from you. It seems that you want what we want - a very fast, stable wing that retains a good level of agility and passive safety.
The Speedster's evolution took time, and a large number of prototypes. As the BBHPP and R10 projects progressed so did the Speedster. The final result is, we think, an exciting new wing for PPG pilots from intermediate to expert ability.
In Paramotor flying, speed is key. Unfortunately, as the amount of reflex increases in a wing, certain other parameters suffer: namely, ease of launch, quality of handling, fuel efficiency, and passive safety. Those categories, for us, are extremely important in any wing and are not to be compromised. Therefore, perfecting these characteristics while retaining a very high top speed was our mission with the development of the Speedster.
Every size of the Speedster is fast, as the design parameters have been scaled perfectly from the smallest to the largest size. In smooth conditions, a large trim range allows you to easily cruise at high speeds without the accelerator system engaged. However, when it's time to pass your friends, super smooth Ronstan pulleys and a carefully calibrated 3 riser speed system accelerates the Speedster without deforming the profile, unlike other PPG wings. This means that, in trimmed and accelerated positions, the Speedster stands in a class of its own in terms of efficiency, handling, and passive safety.
The Speedster is the easiest fully reflexed wing that we have ever launched. Leading edge reinforcements in the style of the BBHPP and R10 maintain the structure of the leading edge during the launch process, aiding inflation and causing the wing to come up in a compact and coordinated configuration. The Speedster inflates evenly and with little effort in no wind conditions, and comes up steadily in high wind conditions as well.
At Ozone, handling is a top priority for us in every wing that we design, from our most basic school wing to our highest performance competition wing. Handling is not just for fun, it's a safety issue as well. Many paramotor wings are designed to exploit the by-products of a reflex design, and as a result can be sluggish and unresponsive, or prone to asymmetric stall. Thousands of hours of testing and refinement have resulted in the Speedster's agile and responsive handling. Handling is safety: when flying in groups, near terrain, or while manoeuvring close to the ground, it is crucial that your wing responds quickly and easily while providing usable feedback to the pilot.
It is possible to use the Speedster's accelerator system in combination with the trimmer system, too. This configuration puts the Speedster profile into a very low angle of attack for high speed flight and should, of course, only be used in extremely calm conditions. As with any PPG wing, for the safest flight configuration the speed bar should be used primarily, followed by the trimmers. However, experienced pilots can fly the Speedster safely in whatever configuration they prefer.
The Ozone PPG Tip Steering system allows you to control your wing in an accelerated position safely and effectively, without the use of brakes. Using brakes in highly accelerated positions is not ideal as it can counteract the reflex action in the wing and reduce the stability of the profile. The Speedster's tip steering system is simple, efficient, and easy to use. A clean and convenient ‘closed' steering system for the brakes and tip steering keeps your controls organized as you switch between them in flight and during launch and landing.
It has taken us some time, but we think we now have something that you're going to like. Our testing suggests that this new wing is a real pleasure to fly, with a surprisingly high top speed and a general ease of use that will appeal to paramotor pilots of intermediate to advanced ability.
SPEEDSTER 19M NOW AVAILABLE (SIZE 19 & 22 UNCERTIFIED)
In the wake of the Speedster's success, we have received a lot of demand from experienced PPG pilots for a smaller sized version of this successful wing. The new 19m Speedster has EN load test certification (no flight tests) and delivers even more speed and agility than the larger sizes.
The 19m Speedster is meant for experienced PPG pilots who are looking for a quick, agile wing with a high top speed. The 19m size retains all of the positive launch and handling characteristics of the larger sizes, with good comfort and stability in flight.
Ozone Team Pilot, Mathieu Rouanet, says: "The Speedster is currently my wing of choice for most days of flying. It has excellent speed - it's the fastest PPG wing that I have flown - but at the same time it has great agility and an easy launch. So it is a perfect blend of reflex stability, high speed, and Ozone ease of use. It is also good for a lot of pilots. I would feel comfortable giving the certified sizes of Speedster to beginner-intermediate pilots and also to experts who want a fast wing that is easy to launch. The Speedster 19 is the size that I am flying for many slalom events and competitions - the higher wing loading allows me to pull high speed turns and the overall stability of the wing is great in accelerated trim. The 19m is recommended just for experienced pilots."
The ultimate PPG wing: High top speed, high collapse resistance thanks to the OZ Full Reflex Profile. Maximum accessibility for a wide range of PPG pilots.
- Fits between Roadster and Viper2 in the Ozone PPG range
- R10 and BBHPP technology
- High Reflex Profile = high stability at speed!
- New PPG risers to fit all kinds of motor / harness configurations
All new trim system for speed increase with no deformation and no reflex loss: Not only is the profile entirely new - the Speedster's riser system has been totally redesigned to maximise speed and efficiency in paramotor flight. The amount of reflex in the Speedster's profile is calculated to react at any speed, and any angle of attack. This new trimmer system works by changing the wing's angle of attack without any deformation in the sail. When other PPG wings are trimmed out, the trailing edge is deformed. Other designers claim this is "increasing the reflex". However, the real result is not a real speed increase, only a marginal increase in the reflex with bad deformation of the sail. This translates into poor sink rates (needing more power/fuel) and general inefficiency.
Our trimmer system (which works exactly like the accelerator) increases speed with only a small input, while maintaining high collapse resistance and very good performance.
Also, when operating the trimmers and speed system, there is no need to think about which to push/pull/release first, it is safe to do in any order when flying the Speedster.
The trim system works seamlessly with the accelerator - high collapse resistance and high glide performance / high efficiency.
- Moderate Aspect Ratio: 5.79 for a perfect balance of ease of use, speed potential, and a compact feel.
- 53 cells, with varied diagonals and A / D span wise straps.
- Leading edge reinforcements for weight savings in the leading edge, in flight stability, and long lasting durability.
The Speedster is a complete new design aiming to be between the Roadster and the Viper2.
The profile has been designed with a high reflex to give great stability at high speeds. This is necessary to give to the pilots an inspiring feel, the confidence to fly fast.
A massive amount of research was performed in order to perfect the internal structure and idealize sail tension to minimize the sail movement at high speeds. The Speedster's sail is more compact and less likely to move around in flight, allowing the pilot to fly fast in comfort.
|Projected Area (m)||13.74||16.3||18.9||20.6||22.3||24.0||25.8||28.3|
|Flat Span (m2)||9.62||10.48||11.28||11.74||12.26||12.73||13.17||13.82|
|Projected Span (m)||7.56||8.24||8.86||9.26||9.63||10.00||10.35||10.85|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||5.79||5.79||5.79||5.79||5.79||5.79||5.79||5.79|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||4.16||4.16||4.16||4.16||4.16||4.16||4.16||4.16|
|In Flight Weight Range||55-90||55-90||55-90||65-95||80-110||95-125||110-140||120-175|
|EN / LTF||No||No||No||C||C||C||C||C|
|Load test up to||170kg||170kg||170kg||170kg||170kg||170kg||170kg||204kg
CERTIFICATION TEST REPORT
- Top Surface Cloth: Dominico 30D MF
- Bottom Surface Cloth: Dominico 30D MF
- Rib Cloth: Dominico 30D MF
- Upper Lines: Liros DSL70/140
- Middle Lines: Liros DSL70/140
- Lower Lines: Edelrid 7343-190/230/420
- OLD Standard Colours (as shown in product options): MWMO (Magenta-White-Magenta-Orange); YWYN (Yellow-White-Yellow-Green); BWBG (Blue-White-Blue-Grey)
- NEW Standard Colours: See image gallery. Select one of the OLD Standard Colours in product options but then let us know which of the new colours you'd like to order.
- Custom Colours: Choose your custom colours here and then email us the Ozone Reference with your order.
Your Ozone wing is delivered complete with the following accessories: 135 L Backpack, Inner Bag, Glider Strap, Speed Bar, Ozone Stickers, Repair Cloth, Ozone Keyring, Line Length Chart.
SPEEDSTER REVIEW BY CORALIE MATEOS
"I got to try Mathieu Rouanet's Speedster 19 in the middle of April. It looks like trying is believing, for the day after the flight test I placed my order.
I received it a few days before the French championship. I wasn't very sure about getting into a comp with a glider I didn't fully master, that isn't my style. However I felt quite serene given the easy introduction I had during my first few flights.
A few flights allowed me to test the speed (it blows you away!!), followed by a few handling tests where I gained 3 seconds on my usual times while turning prudently (it will be great when I get the hang of it!!).
I then decided to take part in the French championship with this new glider, freshly arrived in my hands. I started with a short training flight, wing to wing with my mates, whose jaws dropped at my speed.
I hit the championship running thanks to the performance of my Speedster and in total serenity thanks to its stability, even though I have yet to test it in big air. My feelings will be confirmed during the maximum turnpoint navigation task : thermic conditions, max speed (trims off and full speed bar). I never let go, this was a great test flight for me : not even the hint of a collapse, I even scored many more turnpoints than I had planned. I will get the optimum track now that I know what my Speedster can do! To my mind the Speedster 19 is a really accessible glider, stable and fast, very fast… I am super happy with my choice of equipment for 2012 and I hope to have the opportunity to show the wing's full potential in future competitions!"
|EN Certification||EN C, EN 926-1 Load Test|
|Model Status||Past model|