AXIS COMPACT 3
Take off for new adventures
R&D team’s note
“Compact 3 was designed to be the perfect companion from your first flights to your first experience in thermals and even XC ! We used technologies that are usually on higher-category gliders, such as reinforced leading edge, 3 liners concept and advanced internal diagonals.
All of this allows excellent passive safety to fit the EN-A norm, but also excellent performance and safe manoeuvrability. To make your first steps in paragliding as nice as possible.”
The front part of the profile is rigidified by crossed plastics rods, also know as the shark nose. It enables stable inflation of canopy at all angles of attack.
Lighter fabric (Skytex 32g/m²) was used on the bottom surface to give an even better behaviour during the take-off phase, and gives a safer overall behaviour in the air.
This does not really alter the high durability of the glider since the bottom surface is almost never dragged on the ground and is way less exposed to the UV lights than the top surface.
The shape of the upper front pannels have been optimized using 3D modeling (called 3D shapping) to get a cleaner leading edge for a better penetration in the air, glide and speed.
Lines layout is pure three-line structure. This solution, along with linear distribution of the lines along the span, has enabled us to greatly reduce the consumption of lines (40% less drag induced by the lines compared to the Compact 2), which also contributes significantly to relatively high maximum speed.
Top surface – Skytex 38g/m²
Bottom surface – Skytex 32g/m²
Internal structure – Skytex 38g/m²
Lines – Sheated Ø 0.9 to 1.8mm from Liros Dyneema and Cousin Vectralines
Just as all of our gliders the Compact 3 is manufactured in Czech Republic in our facilities. Using 100% made in europe materials