Phi SONATA 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 A
LTF Certification: LTF A
Phi are learning more and more with every prototype wing they build and analyse, about performance wings and safety at the bottom of the range. More and more they are able to combine performance and safety: here is the SONATA 2!
|number of cells||40||40||40||40||40|
|projected aspect ratio||3.52||3.51||3.57||3.57||3.57|
|flat aspect ratio||4.72||4.72||4.72||4.72||4.72|
|standard weight range||kg||55-75||65-85||75-95||90-110||105-130|
|extended weight range||kg||75-85||85-95||95-110||110-125||130-145|
|ext. weight range motor||kg||55-130||65-130||75-150||90-150||105-150|
The take off weight on the scale includes pilot + equipment + wing. For thermal flying it is recommended to stay in the normal energy range. For high wind conditions the high energy (extended) range offers more possibilities.
Standard colours: CC01, CC02, CC03, CC04.
- Phi Harmonica concertina bag
- Repair material
SONATA 2: The perfect balance
"To optimize wings in that mid A class is not an easy task. The structural stiffness is a challenge. More wing curve is not the way to go as it results in less roll compensation. So we had to invest in the internals and the line angles. In contrast to the first generation of SONATA, the SONATA 2 has 3 main lines and plenty of diagonal fingers. A very high complexity for this cost critical class of “school wings”. But the result of this effort is opening the door for not only being a “school wing”. The SONATA 2 has a delightful handling and an outstanding performance, which pleasures advanced pilots long after their first flights on the training hill."
— Hannes Papesh, Phi designer
The SONATA 2 is not only the small sister of the SYMPHONIA 2. Because of the higher safety level it can afford a very big extended weight range to offer the pilot or the school more options. The covered lines make it easier for not so experienced pilots. The take off behaviour as well as the roll stability are excellent: a MUST HAVE for a modern wing in this class.
The feedback from active schooling with the SONATA 2 is confirming, that Phi reached their goal: takoff is very easy, roll stability excellent and most noticeable: the performance stands out from all others.
SONATA 2 testing
As always, Phi's test pilots put the SONATA 2 through its paces. It pays off: safety trainers value Phi gliders for their good behavior during extreme maneuvers. The same applies to the SONATA 2: it is a pleasure to test it: very unspectacular in its reactions!
"The perfect balance in EN A class? Phi Sonata 2 might be the entry level glider but regardless of that it offers wide range of use. As Phi claims its the perfect balance glider!
The main pilot group are new pilots, pilots finishing their training and getting their first glider going outta school.
Super safe and super simple glider is what describes Phi Sonata 2 pretty well!
Why would you pick Sonata 2 rather than a Symphonia? With Sonata 2 pilot demands are a bit lower which is on thing but diving deeper into the materials and difference in construction brings us to the cost of the glider which is significantly less considering Symphonia and Symphonia 2 have more complex construction and lighter (more expensive) materials.
With Sonata 2 you get fully sheathed lines, very robust and nicely colour coded risers prioritising ease of use rather than performance being main priority. Cost of Sonata 2 is lower helping pilots get into the sport!
Going down in Phi’s range, we’ve got the Fantasia which is even easier glider, more robust offering even higher safety and more durability and with that even lower cost.
Phi offering 3 A gliders in their range. Starting with Fantasia which is the basic entry level school glider, cheapest option, very simple and safe. Followed by the middle to a high A category where Sonata 2 is sitting. And if you want the best of the best in A class you got Symphonia 2 being that super high A.
Keep in mind that with ease of use being a priority over the performance and lighter materials, the cost is lower. Increasing performance and adding complex design structure with lighter materials increases the cost of the glider.
If you are looking for as the Phi says “the perfect balance” than Sonata 2 might be your wing!"
— Carlo Borsattino, Flybubble
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Porcher Skytex 38. Easyfly
This wing is delivered with the "Comfort" R10 riser as standard (recommended).
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.
What is new? What is the difference between the SONATA 1 and the SONATA 2?
The Cell number (40) and the ground shape (flat aspect ratio) are the same. The flat area is the same, but the canopy is more flat: the projected area is bigger. We kept the naming of the first generation for a better orientation, even the SONATA 2 24 has slightly more than 24qm projected: the projected area is 24.64qm.
To enable that less wing curve, the internal structure is more complex (much more diagonals) and the main lines increased from 2 to 3. The lines material changed in the main lines from the LIROS PPSL 275 to the newer PPSLS 180 (SK99). The less wing curve is improving the roll stability.
The canopy material changed from Dominico 40D to Skytex 38 / Easyfly.
The intake shape and the air foils changed, as well as the rods are new and on top and bottom of the leading edge. This was improving the inflation during take off a lot.
The risers are more modern, have less weight and have prints all over.
Can the SONATA 2 be used for basic schooling?
Yes: even the SONATA 2 shows a very high level of performance and a very sweet handling, it is designed to be used for the very first flights on the training hill for normally talented students. In the case the students have a lower level of talent, we rather recommend the first flights to be done with the FANTASIA or SOLA.
Can the SONATA 2 be used for paramotoring?
Yes: the SONATA 2 is a very nice paramotor wing. There the evolution from SONATA 1 to SONATA 2 is most obvious. The SONATA 2 has a much better inflation behaviour and is very well roll compensating. DGAC certification is pending…
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|EN Certification||EN A|
|LTF Certification||LTF A|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|
|Model Status||Current model|