Combining our latest technology with everything we have learned in 25 years of designing, testing and building paragliders, the Atlas sets the benchmark in its balance of safety, handling and performance.
The Atlas is suitable for beginning to intermediate pilots. In terms of comfort, ease-of-use and safety, the Atlas sits at the lower end of the EN B class. Yet the climb and glide performance in challenging conditions is ideal for long XC flights and has to be experienced to be believed.
Optimized (EPT) airfoil for stability and performance
We developed EPT (Equalized Pressure Technology) using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis to optimize several important parameters of the airfoil. With EPT, the glider inflates more easily, climbs better in thermals and is more stable in turbulence and at speed. In addition, the glider has a lower stall speed and reduced deep stall tendency. Overall, the result is an airfoil with inherently lower drag that simply flies better in all aspects.
Exceptional handling for efficient climbing
The handling of the Atlas strikes a perfect balance. It's comfortable and reassuring, yet gives you enough feedback to accurately feel the air. The wing helps you find the thermals with its excellent seeking behavior, and when you enter a thermal it cuts through the air and stays solid above your head.
Long and progressive brake travel for a wide safety margin
The Atlas has a long and progressive brake travel. The wing responds to small brake inputs with precision, yet is forgiving if you pull the brakes over-enthusiastically. The brake travel of around 80cm and extremely high brake pressure approaching the stall point makes it virtually impossible to accidentally stall the wing. The Atlas also retains its energy even when flown quite slowly—an advantage when you want to land in a tight spot, or maximize your climb rate.
- Optimized airfoil with Equalized Pressure Technology (EPT) for stability and performance
- Reduced line consumption: 3 risers / 2 main lines spanwise
- New internal construction with cross spar maintains even sail tension
- Nylon rods in top sail trailing edge minimize sink rate and improve acceleration
- New low friction rings on the brake lines provide smooth operation and prevent twisting
- Split 'A' risers for easy big ears
- Mini-ribs on the trailing edge improve handling and performance
- Kickdown speed system with Ronstan pulleys
- Gathering (reefing) system on the trailing edge
- Nylon rods are soft, shape-retaining and durable, but can be easily replaced if necessary
|GLIDER WEIGHT (kg)||5.2||5.6||5.9||6.3||6.7|
|WEIGHT RANGE (kg)||65-85||75-95||85-105||95-115||105-125|
- Top surface leading edge: Dominico 3RS
- Main top surface: Dominico 2RS
- Bottom surface: Dominico 2RS
- Ribs: Porcher Skytex 9017 E29
- Upper: LIROS DSL70, PPSL120, GIN TGL80
- Middle: LIROS DSL70, PPSL120, PPSL160, GIN TGL145
- Main: LIROS PPSL275, LIROS PPSL200, GIN TGL145, TGL180