The new Baseline
The SONATA is a A-wing with 40 cells and many technical features enabling the combination of an extreme high safety level and good performance, a precise handling and a lot of fun. The usage of 30D Dominico cloth and extra diagonal reinforcement in combination with separately sliced finger rips are offering high durability and long lasting form stability.
PHI SONATA: REVIEW VIDEOS
For more insight into the design, check out our interview with Hannes Papesh.
The PHI SONATA is the new baseline of our sport: the new reference. It’s defining which safety, performance and fun level a modern paraglider is able to offer. Highest technical knowledge combined with 30 years experience in professional paraglider design made this wing possible.
During development the very experienced PHI test pilots team (Mike Küng and Benni Hörburger) experienced a constant progress in the target parameters. The final PHI SONATA shows an extreme forgiving flight behavior. It’s very clean surface (double 3D shaping in optimized zig zag direction) shows it’s effect by keeping the airflow on the wing even at very high angles of attach. The optimized intake, reinforcement shape and strap pattern enable a new benchmark in takeoff easyness.
The whole construction is very strong and form stable. Even being loaded extremely high (185DaN x8g) during the certification load test, the test sample was not destroyed. The materials of the extra strong rigging was selected carefully to avoid trim changes by line shrinking / stretching. The SONATA is a heavy duty paraglider in every matter.
|SONATA||XS 18||S 20||M 22||L 24||XL 26|
|number of cells||40||40||40||40||40|
|projected span (m)||7.94||8.35||8.76||9.12||9.51|
|projected area (m²)||18.39||20.34||22.4||24.3||26.44|
|projected aspect ratio||3.42||3.42||3.42||3.42||3.42|
|flat span (m)||10.05||10.57||11.1||11.56||12.05|
|flat area (m²)||21.43||23.71||26.1||28.32||30.81|
|flat aspect ratio||4.72||4.72||4.72||4.72||4.72|
|line length (m)||6.13||6.45||6.77||7.05||7.35|
|total line length (m)||223.3||234.8||246.4||256.6||267.7|
|maximum chord (m)||2.65||2.79||2.93||3.05||3.18|
|minimum chord (m)||0.63||0.66||0.7||0.73||0.76|
|weight range (kg)||55-75||65-85||75-95||90-110||105-130|
|material top-, buttomsail, inside||Dominico 30D||Dominico 30D||Dominico 30D||Dominico 30D||Dominico 30D|
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