BRONTES 2 is wing with maximum passive safety that lets the pilots use the performance limits with no fear of trouble.
BRONTES 2 is aimed to bring some advanced flying characteristics and performance that was missed in the previous generation.
BRONTES 2 is wing with maximum passive safety that lets the pilots use the performance limits with no fear of trouble. The relaxed and easy flying is the true prerequisite for high performance flying. It is only then when pilots can concentrate on the flight, not on solving the incidents in flight.
It was also the previous generation of BRONTES that was voted as the best glider by some journalists (please read the review) and we all aimed to make something even better out of the best!
As BRONTES 2 is considered advanced and sport glider, the certification is AFNOR Performance.
BRONTES 2 is also suitable for high performance and competition flying with MPG and PPG engines. This is the wing of European Vice Champion and International German Champion in trike flying.
The main distinctive features are:
- hight stability
- very easy to manoeuvre in thermals and almost intuitive coring
- very comfortable and precise SKY handling
- the speed range, remarkable speeding up when speed system is deployed
- low weight – the glider is 650 grams lighter compared to the older generation of the wing – depending on the size of the glider
The main changes compared to the first generation of the glider:
- new profile
- different shape and wingtips
- new technologies used for the leading edge
- higher speed and lower sink rate, better glide performance
- highly efficient speed system
- different risers system
- trailing edge with velcro opening for easy cleaning of the canopy
- lighter ribs concept
Each glider is delivered with:
- free Porter bag
- free T-shirt SKY TEAM
BRONTES 2 (2006-2010) S M L XL Layout (m2) 21.85 23.66 25.62 27.74 Layout span (m) 10.81 11.25 11.71 12.18 Layout aspect ratio 5.35 5.35 5.35 5.35 Projected surface (m2) 19.33 20.94 22.67 24.55 Projected span (m) 9.03 9.39 9.77 10.17 Projected aspect ratio 4.21 4.21 4.21 4.21 Number of cells 59 59 59 59 Weight of the glider (kg) 4.9 5.2 5.5 5.8 Take-off weight (kg) 60–78 74–96 90–117 110–140 Trimspeed (km/h) 38 38 38 38 Min. speed (km/h) 24 24 24 24 Max. speed (km/h) 52 52 52 52 Max. gliding ratio > 8.5 > 8.5 > 8.5 > 8.5 Min. sink rate (m/s) 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 Certification (AFNOR) Performance Performance Performance -
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 is UV resistance.
We use kytex 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 BRONTES 2 are of the highest quality and are supplied by the German firm EDELRID. These lines create high resistance from mechanical abrasion as well as a high degree of length stability.
For the upper cascade we used ELDERID 7850–080 lines. These lines are one millimetre in diameter; the core is manufactured out of “dyneema” and the outer sheath from polyester. The lower lines are manufactured out of 7850–200 and 7850–160 line series with 1,8 and 1,5mm diameters.
The risers are made from 20 mm wide webbing, it is manufactured by our supplier MOUKA TIŠNOV. The suspension lines are connected to the risers by means of quick links (mailons); which come 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 in the market