MAESTRO 2 LIGHT TECHNICAL FEATURES
After plenty of simulated drafts and real prototypes, we came up with a concept of high complexity to reach an unmatched clean surface and a very high form stability.
The increased high cell number (76 cells over 60 of the predecessor) in combination with the optimized 3D shaping, the new form stable rods and the additional miniribs in the leading edge are offering a clear reduction of wrinkles in the critical high airspeed / lift section of the wing.
The result is not only better performance at all speeds. The airstream is more stable attached: the maximum lift is higher, the flyable angle of attack bigger: the low speed flying excellent, the handling more forgiving (longer brake travels), and as a result of that the thermalling abilities on a new level.
We kept on optimizing and finally reached new levels of the famous safety / performance ratio. During the process of optimization we proved every design element for its need: we eliminated some trailing edge miniribs, the bottom sail rods and some rods in the wingtips. So finally the MAESTRO 2 is just a little heavier than it’s predecessor and still reasonable in price. The reduction of rods is offering an easy small packing. The MAESTRO 2 has rods only where they are really needed.
It was essential for us to reach the same clean surface with the light version. Material selection, orientation and dimension was proven in several prototypes to ensure good form stability and durability. So finally the MAESTRO 2 light shows the same performance and flying behaviour as the normal version. With an even more dynamic handling caused by the lower canopy weight.
MAESTRO 2 LIGHT DESIGNER’S NOTE
We did it again!
Thanks to Benni, Mike, Idris and Pascal for their great testing and trimming work.
Thanks to Chris and Hilde for the fast and precise sewing work!
Thanks to our fabulous factory Aerodynamics for their effort to supply us plenty of protos in short time!
High B has always been my passion and special discipline.
I managed to build many reference wings in that class:
-then, after an involuntary break, the spectacular comeback with the MAESTRO.
-and now, continuing this unique tradition, the MAESTRO 2.
The new benchmark!
It is not only the high complexity of this wing with its 76 cells and additional miniribs, offering an extreme smooth finish.
It’s not only its breathtaking performance in thermaling, gliding and speed.
It’s the balance. The handling and the feeling of being one with this outstanding wing!
We are getting more and more specialists for light weight engineering in paragliding design.
Our finger rib technique (“trompets”) leading through holes in the neighbour profiles to enable bridges over 4 or 5 cells is still setting the standard in that field.
We are constantly working on more perfection, resulting in even lower weights.
The Porcher Skytex 27 double coated cloth is proven to be very stable. The second coating procedure guarantees good porosity values even after ageing.
MAESTRO 2 LIGHT TECHNICAL DATA
MAESTRO 2 light
|number of cells||76||76||76||76||76||76||76|
|projected aspect ratio||4,17||4,17||4.13||4.13||4.13||4.13||4.13|
|flat aspect ratio||5,56||5,56||5,56||5,56||5,56||5,56||5,56|
|weight superlight riser||kg||3||3.15||3.35||3.6||3.7||3.85||4.1|
|standard weight range||kg||55-75||60-80||65-85||75-95||83-103||90-110||105-130|
|extended weight range||kg||80-85||85-90||95-100||103-108||110-115||130-135|
|certified weight range||kg||55-75||60-85||65-90||75-100||83-108||90-115||105-135|
|ext. weight range motor||kg||50-150||70-150||65-150||75-150||83-170||90-170||105-170|
|material||Porcher Skytex 27 doube coated|
|risers||R07 (3+1), RZ3 (3)|
The gliders weight was measured with the superlight RZ3 riser.
MAESTRO LIGHT 2 RISERS
The MAESTRO 2 is delivered with the semilight C handle riser R07.
It is a straight forward and very clean design with the target to reach easy handling and good length stability.
When you want to reach minimum weight, we recommend the superlight RZ3 riser.
The RZ3 risers have 235g less weight than the R07 (per pair).
MAESTRO 2 LIGHT GUARANTEE
Like all other PHI wings, the MAESTRO 2 is covered by the PHI PROMISE GUARANTEE.
Every damage is repaired in the first year of usage.
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Glider, Harmonica concertina packing bag, repair material