VIOLA: the Universal Wing
The VIOLA XS (18) can be used as a family glider with a legal weight range from 55 up to 110kg. By using modern technology and new materials the weight per square meter was reduced even more.
The weight reduction of the VIOLA over the SONATA is offering even better recovering after deflations and even less dynamic reactions in extreme manoeuvres. So it was possible to rise the max take off weight by 15kg. This has to be seen as an extended weight range, for pilots who want to fly a high loaded, small, light and very agile wing, offering extreme fun.
The very small VIOLAs are targetting to experienced alpine pilots looking for a very light, fast and good performing wing, that does not overreact and is behaving very trustworthy in every situation.
Over the full range of VIOLAs the demand is rising with the wing loading. A VIOLA XS (18) is a very easy and safe school wing loaded with 55kg, but as well a high level sports equipment for experienced pilots at 110kg.
|number of cells||40||40||40||40||40||40||40||40|
|projected span (m)||6.43||6.93||7.48||7.94||8.35||8.76||9.12||9.51|
|projected area (m²)||12.08||14.04||16.36||18.39||20.34||22.4||24.3||26.44|
|projected aspect ratio||3.42||3.42||3.42||3.42||3.42||3.42||3.42||3.42|
|flat span (m)||8.15||8.78||9.47||10.05||10.57||11.1||11.56||12.05|
|flat area (m²)||14.08||16.36||19.04||21.43||23.71||26.1||28.32||30.81|
|flat aspect ratio||4.72||4.72||4.72||4.72||4.72||4.72||4.72||4.72|
|line length (m)||4.97||5.35||5.78||6.13||6.45||6.77||7.05||7.35|
|total line length (m)||176.9||190.7||205.9||218.3||229.6||240.8||250.9||261.7|
|maximum chord (m)||2.15||2.32||2.5||2.65||2.79||2.93||3.05||3.18|
|minimum chord (m)||0.51||0.55||0.6||0.63||0.66||0.7||0.73||0.76|
|standard weight range (kg)||50-90||50-90||50-75||50-90||65-100||75-110||90-120||105-145|
|extended weight range (kg)||75-110||90-110||100-120|
|materials||Porcher Skytex 32 / 27|
|risers||Semilight RZ4 (3+1) or Superlight RZ3 (3)|
|riser length (mm)||500||500||500||500||500||540||540||540|
The risers are made from stable and robust TECHNORA. Choose from:
- Semilight RZ4 risers with maillons, split As, standard brake handles with magnetic attachments, Brummel hooks for attaching the speed system, approx. 290g the pair including brake handles; or
- Superlight RZ3 risers with softlinks, no split As, light brake handles with hook & loop attachments, balls for attaching the speed system, approx. 145g the pair including brake handles.
Weight difference approx. 145g.
With the ultralight version of the risers the small sizes of the VIOLA (incl. S 20) have no pure metal parts at all! The bigger sizes only have a brake reef system with small metal rings.
Standard colours: White-Orange, White-Blue
Custom colours (extra cost, longer delivery)
This wing can be ordered in custom colours. Colours can be chosen from the available serial colours. There is an extra cost and longer delivery time for this; see product options. Full payment is required in advance for all custom colour orders, and one placed these orders cannot be cancelled for any reason. Quoted delivery times are estimates, and may take longer. Email us your desired custom colours with your order, ideally with both text and a screenshot.
The secret to develop extraordinary wings is the passion to fly. We’re ourselves enthusiastic pilots, loving hike and fly adventures. I have to admit: I built the VIOLA 18 for myself and the VIOLA 14 for Mike.
- Hannes Papesh
Scope of Delivery
Glider, backpack, compression strap, inner bag.
The PHI rucksack is designed to be reduced and light, but still robust and convenient to carry. It can be packed very small, to minimize storage space in the harness.
We've not yet reviewed the VIOLA but we have reviewed the SONATA on which the VIOLA is based...
|EN Certification||EN A, EN B, EN C|
|LTF Certification||LTF A, LTF B, LTF C|
|Shipping Details||1-3 workdays|
|Model Status||Current model|