The SYMPHONIA is a super-high A-wing with a very high technical effort for its class: 50 cells, inside sewing miniribs, double 3D shaping, brake reef system all over the wingspan, 32g high quality Porcher cloth, diagonal finger straps, very reduced rigging, unsheeted lines, as well as wrinkle reducing reinforcements.
These complex techniques in combination with a very clean surface finish are widening the performance frame in the A class by a significant margin.
Never before this kind of performance and speed was combined with such a high level of safety and comfort. Never before this kind of performance was safely flyable by such a big target group.
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Our PHI SYMPHONIA is opening the door to a new era: high performance wings have reached A class safety. A pilot can develop himself and choose to fly a simple training hill wing, a classical beginner wing or finally a high performance wing without taking more risks by leaving the A class.
The idea to expand the usual one dimensional relation between gliders classification and complexity, however, is not new. Traditionally, A-wings are technically very simple, as D wings are very complex. Building technically complex wings in the A-class is extruding the scale to a two dimensional field: the relationship between classification and complexity is not linear any more.
Some years ago, I was able to push the limits by a revolution in the B class with the Mentor 2 and 3. These low aspect ratio wings were found on the top of the XC rankings and impressed many classical high performance pilots which normally flew more demanding wings.
Through progress in technology and knowledge it is now possible to repeat the same in the A class. The SYMPHONIA is resuming the revolution of safe, low aspect ratio wings!
As the B-class got wider and wider in the last years, it was the next logical step to rise a new standard by presenting a high performance wing in the A-class. Enjoy!
|number of cells||50||50||50||50||50|
|projected span (m)||8.18||8.59||8.99||9.40||9.76|
|projected area (m²)||18.24||20.08||22.02||24.05||25.93|
|projected aspect ratio||3.67||3.67||3.67||3.67||3.67|
|flat span (m)||10.52||11.04||11.56||12.08||12.54|
|flat area (m²)||21.54||23.72||26.00||28.40||30.62|
|flat aspect ratio||5.14||5.14||5.14||5.14||5.14|
|line length (m)||6.27||6.58||6.89||7.20||7.48|
|total line length (m)||218.30||229.10||239.90||250.70||260.30|
|maximum chord (m)||2.55||2.67||2.80||2.93||3.04|
|minimum chord (m)||0.60||0.63||0.66||0.69||0.72|
|weight range (kg)||55-75||65-85||75-95||90-110||105-130|
|material top-, buttomsail, inside||Porcher 32, Porcher 38||Porcher 32, Porcher 38||Porcher 32, Porcher 38||Porcher 32, Porcher 38||Porcher 32, Porcher 38|
PHI is quite of a different nature
PHI is different in many ways. To begin with, this otherness is reflected in our workflow. Our team consists of well experienced personalities with major knowhow in free-lance business operations. Some of our team members relevantly shaped the paragliding industry before.
Others joined the paragliding industry only recently to enrich the vision of PHI. All of us work self-reliant and mostly location-independent. Challenges are our strengths, and backed up by modern digital solutions,PHI is thriving due to our complementary teamwork.
Uncompromising paragliding development as our core activity also proofs that we operate differently. Hasty developments and product launches on short notice are not our mission. We take all the time we need to ensure extraordinary performing paragliders close to perfection. In this context there is no space for incalculable experiments. Only approved materials are used to create our reliable and durable gliders. It is our goal to set new standards for paragliding in all categories according to our maxim: “simple and safe free flying for everyone”
We are looking forward to presenting you all our results in the most honest and plain way- precisely because PHI is different.