ARES 2 is the second generation of SKY's popular high performance wing. It is especially well suited and balanced for XC flights and competition flying.
ARES 2 is the second generation of SKY's popular high performance wing. It is especially well suited and balanced for XC flights and competition flying. ARES 2 is a very well balance wing and allows the pilot to use the potential of the glider at 100 %. There's no wasting of the performance when flying this wing. It is fast, agile, easy to core in thermals and very efficient when the speed system is deployed. And still it has an amazing safety margin.
And as the wing is EN D certified, it passed the most demanding flight procedures in 24 flight manoeuvres. Just check them yourself: video – minimum weight, video – maximum weight.
The main distinctive features are:
- amazing and precise SKY handling
- high speed range and stability
- extremely high performance
- high efficiency in thermals
- agile and fun to fly
- remarkable speed gain when the speed system is deployed
- low weight (5.4 kg for the M size)
Each glider is delivered with:
- porter bag
- T-shirt SKY TEAM
ARES 2 (2008-2014) S M L Layout (m2) 22.51 24.00 25.59 Layout span (m) 11.62 12.00 12.39 Layout aspect ratio 6.00 6.00 6.00 Projected surface (m2) 19.68 20.99 22.37 Projected span (m) 9.49 9.80 10.12 Projected aspect ratio 4.58 4.58 4.58 Number of cells 77 77 77 Weight of the glider (kg) 5.20 5.40 5.75 Take-off weight (kg) 65-85 80-100 95-120 Optimized take-off weight (kg) 67-83 83-98 98-117 Trimspeed (km/h) 38 38 38 Min. speed (km/h) 24 24 24 Max. speed (km/h) >55 >55 >55 Max. gliding ratio >9.0 >9.0 >9.0 Min. sink rate (m/s) <1.1 <1.1 <1.1 Certification EN D EN D EN D
The French company Porcher Sport, which is part of the NVC GROUP, supplies the glider fabric. In the last two years Porcher Marine have been heavily involved in fabric development; creating new and more durable coatings which has led to a new generation of materials that came to be known as New Skytex.
The new coating is much more resistant to abrasion, humidity and UV light.
We use Skytex 9017 and coating E77A (bilateral water base coating that impregnates the fibres, rather than just the surface) for the top surface. The under surface of the wing is made from the same fabric with an E38A coating. The internal ribs are made from Skytex 9017 and the E29A coating.
The fabric is manufactured using the “Rip Stop” weave structure, out of superpolyamid (PA 6.6) by the American firm DU PONT.
The lines on the ARES 2 are of the highest quality and are supplied by the German firm EDELRID and LIROS. These lines create high resistance from mechanical abrasion as well as a high degree of length stability.
For the upper cascade we used thin lines ELDERID 7000. The lower lines are manufactured out of PPSL 120 a 200 (Liros) and main brake line are from EDELRID 7850–200.
The risers are made from 20 mm wide webbing manufactured by our supplier MOUKA TIŠNOV. The suspension lines are connected to the risers by means of quick links (maillons) from the French supplier Maillon Rapide.
In 2007 Sky Paragliders company was certified as a 100% SKYTEX partner for Porcher Marine fabrics. That allows us to use the latest development benefits and share them with all our pilots. Also the certification ensures that the whole glider is made of the same material and that SKY PARAGLIDERS do not combine the best available quality of Porcher with any other materials available on the market.