Freedom2 – EN C performance in an EN B package?

Yes. Freedom2 offers unprecedented performance gains for the EN B class.

A glider packed with state-of-the-art tech.

  • Hybrid 3-2 line layout
  • Efficient rear riser steering
  • Advanced shark nose airfoil
  • 4 ways split A attachment point VPA (Variable pressure A-Attachment)
  •  Semi light weight construction

Comfort in flight is paramount to fly a glider at its maximum and we took special attention to that.

Comfort in flight is only achieved with combination of many factors, such as:
Pitch stability, airfoil solidity, easy and efficient rear riser steering, easy launching and good flare, good top end speed, excellent glide, refined roll and bank in thermals, good feedback pressure through brake line and handles, light speed bar pressure and light and durable canopy.
We have addressed all those points in detail on the Freedom2.
An exciting and sporty package with EN B safety.

In addition to the hybrid 3-2 liner technology which reduces drag drastically offering huge gains in glide, Freedom2 also has a new shark-nose.

Unique for the Freedom2, we are introducing a new 4 ways split-A 3D A-attachment point system.
Adding a new level of solidity and collapse resistance to the EN B class. We call it VPA (Variable pressure A-Attachment).

The new 4 ways A-attachment point enhances the structural stability of the leading edge keeping the AoA positive, even when the glider’s AoA is at negative angles. It’s a better solution geometrically and it also helps in sharing the forces more evenly throughout the leading-edge span. The increased solidity is noticeable, especially when gliding at speed in turbulent air.

The 3D A-Atchament point creates what we call VPA (Variable pressure A-Attachment). At trim speed, the pressure is more even in all the 4 split attachment points.
When launching, during the pulling of the inflation phase, the pressure is at the very front lines of the “4-line split”. Resulting in quick and easy inflations.

It’s at speed where the VPA really shines as it shifts the pressure to the rear lines of the “4-line split”.

The change in geometry turns the leading edge more stable as the new attachment points offer better structural support at those angles, when inherently the leading edge is supposed to be “softer”.

It’s under that flying configuration (gliding with the speed bar applied) that we observe the most critical AoA and It’s right there where the VPA works at its best and that’s the reason the VPA was created. It aids the pressure shift to the rear lines of the “4-line split”. Mimicking the same solution given to higher-end gliders where the A attachment points are placed further back, which helps with the center-of-mass shift to the front lines, resulting in a stronger and more collapse resistance leading edge in lower AoA.

Freedom2 has a true racing pedigree with awesome handling and agility. It’s also an incredibly fun wing to fly.

TECHNICAL DATA

XS
FLAT AREA
22.40m2
PROJECTED AREA
19.10m2
FLAT WINGSPAN
11.35m
PROJECTED SPAN
9.21m
ASPECT RATIO
5.75
PROJECTED AR
4.44
MAX CHORD
2.48
NUMBER OF CELLS
60
TAKE OFF WEIGHT
60-80 kgs
CERTIFICATION
LTF/EN B
S
FLAT AREA
24.00m2
PROJECTED AREA
20.47m2
FLAT WINGSPAN
11.74m
PROJECTED SPAN
9.53m
ASPECT RATIO
5.75
PROJECTED AR
4.44
MAX CHORD
2.57
NUMBER OF CELLS
60
TAKE OFF WEIGHT
70-95 kgs
CERTIFICATION
LTF/EN B
M
FLAT AREA
26.00m2
PROJECTED AREA
22.12m2
FLAT WINGSPAN
12.23m
PROJECTED SPAN
9.92m
ASPECT RATIO
5.75
PROJECTED AR
4.44
MAX CHORD
2.68
NUMBER OF CELLS
60
TAKE OFF WEIGHT
85-108 kgs
CERTIFICATION
LTF/EN B
L
FLAT AREA
27.50m2
PROJECTED AREA
23.45m2
FLAT WINGSPAN
12.57m
PROJECTED SPAN
10.20m
ASPECT RATIO
5.75
PROJECTED AR
4.44
MAX CHORD
2.75
NUMBER OF CELLS
60
TAKE OFF WEIGHT
105-122 kgs
CERTIFICATION
LTF/EN B

MATERIALS

CANOPY
Upper surface – Leading Edge
FABRIC CODE
Porcher Skytex 38g
SUPPLIER
Porcher Industries - France
CANOPY
Upper surface
FABRIC CODE
Porcher Skytex 32g
SUPPLIER
Porcher Industries - France
CANOPY
Bottom Surface
FABRIC CODE
Porcher Skytex 32g
SUPPLIER
Porcher Industries - France
CANOPY
Internals
FABRIC CODE
Porcher Skytex 32g
SUPPLIER
Porcher Industries - France
CANOPY
Leading Edge Reinforcement
FABRIC CODE
2.5/1.8/ Nylon rods
SUPPLIER
Porcher Industries - France
SUSPENSION LINES
Upper Cascades
FABRIC CODE
Liros DC 35,DC 60
SUPPLIER
LIROS GmbH - Germany
SUSPENSION LINES
Middle Cascades
FABRIC CODE
Edelrid 8000U /130/090/050kg
Liros PPSLS 65/125
SUPPLIER
EDELRID - Germany
LIROS GmbH - Germany
SUSPENSION LINES
Main Lines
FABRIC CODE
Liros PPSLS 180/125/65
SUPPLIER
LIROS GmbH - Germany
RISERS
Shackles
FABRIC CODE
Maillon Rapide
SUPPLIER
ANSUNG PRECISION - Korea
RISERS
Riser Webbing
FABRIC CODE
12mm zero stretch polyester webbing
SUPPLIER
Guth&Wolf GmbH - Germany
RISERS
Pulleys
FABRIC CODE
Pulleys Ronstan ball bearing
SUPPLIER
Ronstan - Australia

HYBRID 3 TO 2-LINE LAYOUT

The hybrid 3-2 line layout brings drastic drag reduction in comparison to the traditional 3-line layout.

Ultimately translating to increased gains in performance.

  • Better glide
  • More solidity
  • More efficiency
  • Higher top-end speed
  • Increased solidity at higher speeds

ADVANCED SHARK NOSE

Our advance shark nose profile is a pitch stable airfoil derived from our high end 2-liners which means:
  • More solidity
  • Higher internal pressure
  • Less oscillations
  • More efficient glides
  • Higher Comfort

3D Cut Optimization and Advanced sail tensioning

Each panel and diagonals were structurally dimensioned and thoroughly computer analyzed to offer the most suitable chord and span-wise sail tension. The result is a canopy with less spanwise distosion giving a more taught and direct feel. Offering just enough flex characteristics to give the ideal feedback.

A well-tensioned sail is especially important to offer the pilot the right amount of feedback and feel of the air. It is specially important while thermaling to feel the nuances in areas of lift and sink more precisely, helping to find lift easier to stay in the core for longer.

VPA system (VARIABLE PREASSURE A-ATACHMENT)

The new 4 ways A-attachment VPA (variable position A-attachment point) enhances the structural stability of the leading edge keeping the AoA positive, even when the glider’s AoA is at negative angles.

It’s a better solution geometrically and it also helps in sharing the forces more evenly throughout the leading-edge span. The increased solidity is noticeable, especially when gliding at speed in turbulent air.

When speed bar is applied the VPA shifts the pressure to the rear lines of the “4-line split”.

The change in geometry turns the leading edge more stable as the new attachment points offer better structural support at those angles, we observe at most critical AoA (ex. gliding at full bar) it’s where the VPA works at its best.

It aids the pressure shift to the rear lines of the “4-line split”.

Mimicking the same solution given to higher-end gliders where the A attachment points are placed further back, which helps with the center-of-mass shift to the front lines, resulting in a stronger and more collapse resistance leading edge in lower AoA.

NEW RACING ARC

Freedom2 has a new redesigned arc offering excellent roll authority for thermaling and “centering” thermals.

Near the tips we have added a fair amount of wash-out to optminse glide angle and roll stability when gliding at speed.

The new arc also helps with overall line savings in comparison to version 1.

The new arc is inspired in our high-end gliders, it has a performance oriented design.

COLOURS

SCOPE OF DELIVERY

Flow Paraglider Rucksacks: Choose a size: XL, L, M, S and XS | Comfortable with waist strap and adjustable chest strap | Colours: Lime/Black

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