|Linear scaling factor||0.91||1|
|Number of main lines||3/4/3/2||3/4/3/2||A/B/C|
|Flat aspect ratio||5.35||5.35|
|Free flight weight range||60-85||80-105||kg|
|Powered weight range||80-130||105-145||kg|
The Luna is the wing that will take pilots from their first flights to completions. The Luna’s reflex profile creates a simple balance of speed and performance making it perfect for exploring the world. Designed by Bruce, the Luna is a paramotor wing with Cord Cut Billow (CCB) along the leading edge. CCB helps keep the Luna’s reflex profile perfect making the wing really stable at all speeds. With the Luna we focused on the wing’s easy inflation, fun manoeuvrability, stability, and top speed. We believe we have found a great combination for paramotoring. I wanted to make a wing that would be easy to launch and have a short take off distance but also fast and stable for cruising. With a flat area of 27m², I designed the Luna relatively large and added a reflex section with long trimmers. After months of testing and progressing we found, that the relatively large surface area of the wing gives early lift and trimmers out we get excellent stability at speed. It is just an easy wing under power.
« Cord Cut Billow » technology has been developed to improve the form friction, glider stability and overall performance of our gliders. Two seams run cord-wise across the top panels of the leading edge, and these accommodate the panel ballooning that happens when the wing is inflated. Up to ten centimetres of excess material is created on the sides of an inflated flat panel bending over a wing profile. Normally this results in ripples on the seams, but our Cord Cut Billow technology means the bulge is absorbed into the panels, which reduces this rippling. This in turn improves the rib’s profile shape and stability. We have incorporated a light reflex section into our wing profile to help improve stability at higher speeds. There is a long positive and negative trimmer range on the Luna giving a very nice and usable speed range. We love gently pulling on the tip steering lines to turn and fly fast during aerial sight seeing. The profile of the wing has been carefully selected to provide stabilizing glider reactions in turbulent air. When the wing rocks back or surges forward from turbulence or brake inputs, it will automatically and gently rotate back to the neutral position above the pilot. Compared to the traditional Mylar leading edges a Reinforced Leading Edge with plastic spars makes the glider lighter, more durable, and reduces the creases on the seams Each plastic wire has its own pocket behind the top surface seam giving a more robust construction than inserting the plastic into the exterior seam. This also makes it easier to replace damaged plastic. We have found that elliptical cell openings give better lower surface tension making for smoother inflation, and re-inflation after collapses.
Top surface: Porcher 9017-E38A soft 40g/m2 Bottom surface: Dominico N30 Internal structure: Dominico D30 DFM Nose reinforcing: Plastic wire 2,5mm et 2,0 mm Pulleys: Sprenger HS Top lines: DSL70 Middle lines: TSL 140 Lower lines: TSL 280 Brakes: DSL70