Phi MAESTRO 2
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When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page
Model Status: Current model
EN Certification: EN B
LTF Certification: LTF B
|certified weight range||kg||65-90||75-100||83-108||90-115||105-135|
|standard weight range||kg||65-85||75-95||83-103||90-110||105-130|
|extended weight range||kg||85-90||95-100||103-108||110-115||130-135|
|ext. weight range motor||kg||65-150||75-150||83-170||90-170||105-170|
|flat aspect ratio||5.56||5.56||5.56||5.56||5.56|
|projected aspect ratio||4.13||4.13||4.13||4.13||4.13|
|weight superlight riser||kg||4.3||4.75||4.95||5.1||5.45|
|number of cells||76||76||76||76||76|
i.A. = in process.
Standard colours: CC01 (Blue-Orange), CC02 (Orange-Black), CC03 (Purple-White) and CC04 (Bordeaux-Royal).
- Phi Harmonica concertina bag
- repair material
MAESTRO 2: a new era!
The high complexity of this wing, with its 76 cells and additional miniribs, gives an exceptionally smooth finish, resulting not only in breathtaking performance in thermaling, gliding and speed but also exceptional balance. The handling and feeling of being at one are extraordinary with this outstanding wing!
Despite the relatively light brake pressure and exceptionally agile handling, the MAESTRO 2 has a relatively late and clear stall point. The level of safety is even better than that of the original MAESTRO!
"We did it again!
Thanks to Benni, Mike, Idris and Pascal for their great testing and trimming work.
Thanks to Chris and Hilde for the fast and precise sewing work!
Thanks to our fabulous factory Aerodynamics for their effort to supply us plenty of protos in short time!
High B has always been my passion and special discipline.
I managed to build many reference wings in that class: CARBON, ARTAX, MAMBOO, MENTOR 1, MENTOR 2, MENTOR 3...
- then, after an involuntary break, the spectacular comeback with the MAESTRO.
- and now, continuing this unique tradition, the MAESTRO 2.
The new benchmark!
It is not only the high complexity of this wing with its 76 cells and additional miniribs, offering an extreme smooth finish.
It’s not only its breathtaking performance in thermaling, gliding and speed.
It’s the balance. The handling and the feeling of being one with this outstanding wing!"
- Hannes Papesh, Phi designer
ps. "My personal feedback on flying the final MAESTRO 2 in windy and turbulent conditions: I found the wing very confidence inspiring. The canopy is very well defined and form stable. Handling is great. I think this wing takes the ease to performance ratio to a new higher level!"
After plenty of simulated drafts and real prototypes, Phi came up with a concept of high complexity to reach an unmatched clean surface and a very high form stability.
The increased high cell number (76 cells over 60 of the predecessor) in combination with the optimized 3D shaping, the new form stable rods and the additional miniribs in the leading edge offer a clear reduction of wrinkles in the critical high airspeed / lift section of the wing.
The result is not only better performance at all speeds. The airstream reamins attached more stably: the maximum lift is higher, the flyable angle of attack bigger: the low speed flying excellent, the handling more forgiving (longer brake travel), and as a result of that the thermalling abilities on a new level.
Phi kept on optimizing and finally reached new levels of the famous safety / performance ratio. During the process of optimization Phi proved every design element for its need: they eliminated some trailing edge miniribs, the bottom sail rods and some rods in the wingtips. So finally the MAESTRO 2 is just a little heavier than it’s predecessor and still reasonable in price. The reduction of rods offers an easy small packing. The MAESTRO 2 has rods only where they are really needed.
MAESTRO 2 dynamic
You will experience a new level of handling: dynamic and precision are unique. What lucky humans we are to be able to fly with such wings…
The handling was finely tuned in the Austrian and Italian alps to enable the pilot to turn flatter in weaker lift but when more brake is applied the wing is able to core narrow thermals with a stable bank angle and turn tight next to terrain.
“I've been flying the Phi Maestro 2 in sizes 22 and 21. I was flying the 21 at different loads, between 90 and 95 and the size 22 about 96, 97 all-up. I'm finding the Maestro 2 very easy, to launch for a high B wing, even easier than its predecessor, the Maestro. In light conditions, it just inflates very easily and comes up nicely. It's not a glider that's hanging back and kind of you have to really fight with to get into the air in very light condition. When it's stronger and gustier, the Maestro 2 wants to come up and fly, but it's easy to hold down. So you just give the glider, the risers a little bit of a pull, a little bit of body. So you need to step under the glider and give it a touch of break at the top. You can really easily control it on the ground and you can really easily control it, feel where it goes with the brakes to get it just at the angle you want. Soon as you bring the Maestro 2 up above your head, what you find is the glider feels very solid. And yeah, really solid across the sail and collapse resistant. Which makes it easier to keep the glider flying above your head.
The agility's great but it just turns a little flatter and climbs just a bit better [comparted to the Maestro]. In terms of feedback,the Maestro 2 is still a glider, a bit like it's predecessor. It talks to you, it tells you what's going on in the air. I was feeling what the glider was telling me and just work my way up tracking under the clouds. With the Maestro 2, you've got that feedback but with more solidity and collapse resistance, and also more efficiency. Biting through the air, and pulling up wind, and biting into the thermals, even though the thermals today got quite wind blown. From my tests so far feels like it's one of the fastest high Bs and the glide performance is awesome. That is just my feeling, It's got all round, very good performance in every area glide, speed and sink rate, climb rate. I think the trim speed and glide are especially very good. The climb rate is very good, is excellent, one of the best. The glider feels very solid and efficient. It's a very agile, very pleasurable sporty feeling glider very much about for pilots who love the handling. For pilots who enjoy feedback and a glider that talks to them and is nimble and agile. But at the same time it's very solid and confidence inspiring. Then I think the Maestro 2 should be very very high on their list. I think the Maestro 2 is gonna be a great glider for pilots upgrading from a Low- or Mid- B. Who want to upgrade into the High B class but don't want something that's too hot, too sporty. C class pilots, sports pilots, wanting to get a less demanding glider,but wanting to keep the kind of energy and agility and performance, and not have a glider that's too darling boring. Well, I don't think they're gonna be disappointed, with the Maestro 2 at all. I really like this glider, I think it's superb.“
— Carlo Borsattino, Flybubble
Watch the Flybubble first impression review:
“One of my favorite movies is (Avatar). If you have seen it, you know what’s a * toruk makto* With its high-performance capability, and very pleasurable (performance handling) IMHO, I consider the Maestro 2 my *toruk makto* for the B category.And….I think there would be some reported cases of high sensible handling pilots running away with the demo glider after landing! :-)!”
— Ziad Bassil (full review)
Porcher Skytex 32 / 27 doube coated
This wing is delivered with the "Semlight C Handle" R07 risers as standard (recommended). These offer a straightforward and very clean design with the target to reach easy handling and good length stability.
You are free to customize and choose another riser free of charge but this will delay your order by 3-7 days. If saving every gram is your top priority, you may choose the "Superlight" RZ3 riser. This reduces the weight on the tech data list by around 250-285g but compromises usability and increases speed system pressure.
How should the MAESTRO 2 be packed?
The rods of the MAESTRO 2 are quite short and not sensitive against bending. You can pack the MAESTRO 2 without big attention.
What is the service interval of the MAESTRO 2? Is a trim tuning needed?
The service interval is as usual 2 years from the first flight. Please fill in your first flight in the type table. On the base of Phi experience with the lines material mix, there is no trim tuning necessary: the trim does normally not change significantly.
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All PHI wings are covered by the Phi Promise Guarantee. All damage repaired in the first year of use.
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|EN Certification||EN B|
|LTF Certification||LTF B|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|
|Model Status||Current model|