Ozone Viper 2 (PAST MODEL)

£3,050.00

Product code: OZONE-VIPER2

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Status: Past model

Condition: New

Efficiency / Speed / Maneuverability

The Viper is the world champion paramotor wing for expert pilots who fly in high level competitions and make advanced XC flights.

The Viper set the standard in the new milleneum of PPG competition with World Championship, European, and National Titles and is doubtless the most successful competition wing of its time.

Now, the Viper 2 is available with increased top speed, a better glide ratio, and EN certification. The central mission of the Viper 2 development was to not only improve every aspect of the Viper, but to get it into a wing that is certified EN C.

The first thing PPG pilots will notice is that the Viper 2 does not launch like a reflex wing… that is to say, it launches easily, inflating and rising over the pilot with incredible efficiency. In flight, the Viper 2 is considerably more comfortable than the original Viper with increased passive safety and agile, yet not overly-dynamic, handling. The speed and glide of the Viper 2 must be experienced (or seen) to be believed, and are superior by any comparison.

A special tip-steering system allows pilots to control the wing via the outer edges of the trailing edge at the wingtips while flying in accelerated modes. This allows for a safer and more efficient turn than when using the normal brakes.

The Viper 2 is at the absolute top of the ‘Reflex’ wing class, with an unbeatable combination of efficiency, speed, and safety. Reflex speed and free flight efficiency of the Viper 2, combined with passive safety and certification is an achievement that is attainable thanks to more than a decade of paraglider design and testing.

Ozone’s experience in ram-air wing design and testing is almost unparalleled in the PPG world, and the Viper 2 is a perfect example, giving what we hope you will find is a

stunning PPG wing. Get a demo to see what you think.

Designer's Notes

The concept

Our mission was to create a certified, faster, more forgiving, more comfortable, and more stable Viper with even better glide performance that is also available in more sizes. Every paramotor pilot has dreamt of flying a Viper, and now more of those pilots can realize their dream.

New Features

The profile and thickness have been revised in order to achieve a higher top speed and extreme stability as a result of an even more balanced amount of ‘reflex’.

The size and position of the intakes have also been adjusted to achieve safer behaviour at high angles of attack and longer brake travel for a more forgiving feel.

The Aspect Ratio has been reduced only slightly, making the wing more compact, easier to handle and more comfortable in all situations.

A new internal structure with different line rigging and diagonals has created a 23% reduction in total line drag, which translates directly into better glide performance and fuel savings.

The general tension of the wing has been redesigned with new tension straps along the span at the A’s and D’s, which create a very compact feel and allow the wing to be flown at higher speeds with comfort.

We have also developed a new type of steering for use during high speed flying. The principle is simple: At high speeds you don’t want to influence the center part of the traili

ng edge because it creates lift and inverse roll. Influencing the center is also not ideal because of the greater chance of collapse when touching the brakes at higher angles of attack (ideally you want turns to be flat and efficient via yaw only, without weakening the profile).
The new Viper 2 steering system creates a yaw turn via the wingtips, using a spare handle that is attached to the risers with a magnet. It is easy and safe to use at anytime. The turn is quick, coordinated, and very natural.

Now available in 3 sizes – 24 / 26 / 28 making it even easier to choose the correct size.

The Viper2 is now certified, making the best performance and competition wing accessible to even more pilots.

 

Ozone Reflex Profile

The Ozone Roadster and Viper both feature a customized Ozone Reflex Profile (OZRP) that has been tuned specifically for powered flight. The OZRP is what gives the Roadster and Viper their stability at high speed and collapse resistance in turbulent air.

This special airfoil design provides constant lift in a wider range of angles of attack. When you apply speed-bar or fly with the glider accelerated at a lower angle of attack, the RP takes effect and provides continuous lift and heightened stability.

Through carefully moderating the shape and amount of curve in the OZRP, we have found a balance that provides increased lift at low angles of attack, while still retaining excellent launch characteristics and stall resistance, two crucial aspects in motor wings.

Specifications

Sizes

 242628
Cells 59 59 59
Flat Area (m2) 24 26 28
Proj Area 20.7 22.4 24.1
Flat Span 11.9 12.4 12.9
Proj Span 9.5 9.9 10.3
Flat AR 5.9 5.9 5.9
Proj AR 4.4 4.4 4.4
Root chord 2.53 2.64 2.74
Glider weight 5.5 5.8 6.2
Max Speed 57 / 67* 57 / 67* 57 / 67*
In flight weight range 80-105 95-120 110-140
EN Certification C C C

 

*At normal wingloading with standard trimmers, Vmax = 57kmh. Measured with GPS for true horizontal speed, not airspeed as horizontal speed + sink. At above average wingloading, or with an airspeed indicator, Vmax 67kmh can be achieved (check other manufacturers speed claims for this common discrepancy). Ozone believes that the true ‘normal wingloading’ speed of a ppg should be accurately measured and published - for the Viper 2 this is 57kmh. Our testing has shown that the Viper2, at 57kmh, is at the top of the class in terms of speed and glide when loaded normally (i.e. one solo pilot with foot launched motor).

Materials

The Viper is constructed with Porcher Marine Skytex Evolution 45, and comes standard with the Ozone Paramotor Risers which feature double hang points and a reinforced trimming system.

Colours

  • Blue/White/Blue/Green
  • Orange/White/Black/Grey
  • Wine Red/White/Black/Grey

Reviews

Viper 2 Review, April 2010, by Ojovolador.com

“The Viper 2 is a sporty and vibrant reflex wing: Direct, precise handling and speed are two of its virtues… Besides, this wing is truly fast (+60 km/h) with good stability and good performance, allowing you to fly long, long routes.”

“This glider will be a real success in the hands of experienced pilots who appreciate handling like an “exact”, “light” feeling wing. This is an excellent machine to navigate and fly XC distance with”

ojovolador.com

Viper 2 Review, May 2009, by Tony Gibson:

The Viper 2 wing, Wow! Enough said…

Well I will give some input to my small amount of flying under this wing.
Now I know why a lot of acro type high ‘G’ pilots like the Ozone wings. The Viper 2 responds to every little input you ask it to give.

I received a very bright wing, the new blue, white and Green colour scheme. I was very happy to note there are wing-tip steering toggles on the risers, something Ozone had never had before. I had to tie up the loose lines on all the control handles so the lines stayed clear of my prop during flight. I clipped into the higher clip in point on the risers, my harness has a high attachment point. The A risers are split into two and clearly marked with Grey tabs. I pulled up the wing in a reverse launch and the wing came straight up and just stat in the flying position. The light pull-up is a big bonus and the easy handling of a competition wing on the ground is like a breath of fresh air. Once I was ready to turn I did so and slowly added power to see how the wing responds to movement, It just moved into position with out any trouble. I climbed into the air after about 6 steps at my 4600ft ASL and a wind of about 8km/h. I flew straight out and then got seated. The wing responded to tiny brake inputs, just the way I like it. The trims were configured for slow flight and also a small amount of offset for the power. The climb rate was very good for a high aspect ratio wing. I started to play. The wing handled beautifully and I found it rather hard to just fly straight and level. Carving through the the air is what this wing is designed for. Trying to keep a straight line was hard work because I just wanted to spiral and do wing over’s and big swooping diving reversal turns. I felt more at home on this Viper 2 than on the original Viper. This wing is stable over ones head and does not move around quite as much as the previous Viper.

On its second flight I took the wing through its paces in the clover leaf and it handles like a dream and can make those tight turns with ease, even thought the Viper 2 is one size bigger than I should be flying it really can turn and responds well to pilot input. After playing again it was time for a X-country flight, I decided to take a student on his first distance flight away from the field and because he is flying the nDiza XL I needed speed to just stay with him and the viper really did come into it’s element. I opened the trim and the wing flew straight with the slightest correction for the torque every now and again just by using weight shift for this correction.

On the flight we had a near miss with a Helicopter who flew over us at about 50ft and I was quick to grab the controls and waited for the hit from its rotor. And nothing happened. For some reason the rotor was dissipated before it got to us. Once we turned and headed home I opened the trim again and pushed full speed bar and the viper 2 responded. I started putting some ground behind me and I also noted that I could fly all day like this because the speed bar is quite light. I never had to use full power either for full bar so that means I could fly really far and not worry about burning my motor up in the flight. So full speed all the way can be good for racing in comps of just really flying huge distances with out hurting your motor. What a stunning wing OZONE have produced very nice work to the team.

I can honestly say I really liked the Viper 2 and its only vice that I found was the fact that the trims are still hard to pull in. You need to really get a good grip on them to close them. I don’t believe my wife will pull them closed. The tip steering is fantastic and the wing is responsive to the tip steering inputs, very nice.

Once the weather improves I will fly the Viper 2 on the Trike to get a feel for its response in this configuration.

Tony Gibson

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Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN C
Model Status Past model

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