TANDEM | SORA
THE ULTIMATE “PRO TOOL”
Designed by professionals for professionals, our new SORA is the perfect tool to take tandem passengers up all day over a whole season.
Size : 41 m²
Weight : 7500 g
THE SORA IS FAULTLESS IN THE CRITICAL PHASES OF TAKE-OFF AND LANDING,
AND THE HANDLING WILL ALSO BRING JOY TO THE PILOT AND COMFORT TO THE PASSENGER.
DESIGNER’S NOTES “PIERRE-YVES ALLOIX”
After more than one year working on this awesome project, the supair team is proud to introduce his new and first SUP’AIR glider…
In accordance with Sup’Air tradition, the choice of materials and construction methods ensures high durability and will guarantee many flying hours in total safety for the owner.
The wide certified weight range (from 120kg to 220kg) offers great versatility in all flight configurations whatever the conditions.
For optimal control, trimmers either accelerate or slow the glider down. They are fitted on a double strap and produce a softer sensation, in particular for the passenger, and to reduce the effort in pulling them down. They attach to the bottom of the riser with a magnet to stop them flapping in the wind.
The SORA is also fitted with brake tabs adjustable in height, so pilots of all sizes may fly it in total comfort.
Big ears stay in place thanks to a dedicated blocker, which is located facing the pilot for better control and safety. A new wingtip clean-up system will help remove stones and twigs from the glider more easily.
The positioning of rods reinforcing the profile has been especially designed in order to prevent friction on the upper surface thanks to a “buffer zone”, in order to prevent early ageing and guarantee high durability.
Qualified tandem pilots
Foot- or tow-launch
Adjustable brake tabs
“Long life” Rods
Wingtip clean-up system
Upper surface cloth : Porcher Sport Skytex Universal 38 g/m²
Inner suface cloth : Porcher Sport Skytex Universal 32 g/m²
Supported ribs cloth : Porcher Sport Skytex Hard 40 g/m²
Other ribs cloth : Porcher Sport Skytex Hard 32 g/m²
Upper lines : Liros
Lower lines : Edelrid
TECHNICAL DETAILS :
|Number of cells||54|
|Flat surface area (m²)||41.2|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||5.35|
|Projected surface area (m²)||35.1|
|Projected span (m)||11.7|
|Projected aspect ratio||3.9|
|Glider weight (kg)||7.5|
|In-flight weight range (kg)||120 – 220|
|Trim speed (km/h)||25|
|Max. speed (km/h)||52|
|Certification||EN- B EN 926-2 : 2005 & EN 926 -1 : 2006 /// LTF : 91/09|
“SORA” LONGEVITY AND SUP’AIR WINGS
Sup’Air constantly monitors its products longevity. Through our partnership with Rip’Air and our close proximity to many professional pilots, we were able to watch the step by step gradual development of the SORA at the various stages of its life. This paper shows our findings following controls on various wings, some of which exceeded 1,000 flights made by professionals.