Rama Flex is designed for the active beginner pilot who has goals to continue to expand their flying experiences. The Rama Flex bridges the separation between a true beginner wing and an intermediate performance wing.

Southern Skies of North Carolina is pleased to have been appointed US importer for AirDesign gliders. With AirDesign, Stephan Stiegler and Martin Gostner are fulfilling their dreams by bringing a new, high quality brand into the market. Designer Stephan Stiegler was the 1995 World Champion, later test pilot for Pro Design, then designer at UP and more recently Airwave. AirDesign say their design philosophy is based around "performance designs at all levels." AirDesign is focused on getting the most performance possible from their designs. Not many brands have designers who can fly at such a high level: Ozone, Gin, Advance and couple of others have it, but not many. We want our gliders to be fun. 

AirDesign is based in Tyrol (Austria). Design aims: Performance, safety and quality in a wing for all pilot levels. 
The AirDesign commitment to combine performance with comfort and manageability was key during the design of the Rama Flex PPG wing. The RAMA Flex delivers the performance to satisfy progressing skill levels, whilst keeping the inherent stability required for beginner and intermediate pilots. 

Pilot profile: 
We wanted first to design a glider that would be remarkably easy to forward and reverse launch in nil wind conditions, perform in flight with exceptionally responsive toggle and wing tip steering, and land with the buoyancy and smoothness that you would expect from a performance paraglider wing. 
Rama Flex is designed for the active beginner pilot who has goals to continue to expand their flying experiences. The Rama Flex bridges the separation between a true beginner wing and an intermediate performance wing. 
As the name suggests the Rama Flex uses a semi reflex platform. 
The Rama Flex inflates progressively without tendency to surge in stronger wind or in aggressive trike launches. In flight, the wing is responsive to brake input but without the hypersensitivity found in many performance gliders. The wing tip steering allows the pilot to make dynamic and efficient turns. 
The Rama Flex is designed with characteristic AirDesign attention to detail: Streamlined risers and the wing tip steering toggle, neatly tucked out of the way. 
The neoprene covering on the adjustable brake handles adds a level of comfort and fit for pilots having to manage flying with gloves and throttle in hand. The dual pulley system allows for low and high attachment points. 
With trim tabs released the glider transitions to a semi reflex profile which increases speed and wing pressurization as the wing's center of gravity shifts forward. This shift makes the glider inherently more stable. Minimized roll and pitch tendencies during flight allow the pilot to enjoy a calm, controlled flight even in rougher weather conditions. 
LTF/EN rating: tested to LTF 926, also certified by DGAC (link)

Ramaflex Demo video


Demos are available, just ask.

Retail Price: $3.530! while the Eur-$ exchange rate is low!
includes deluxe stuffbag, riserbag, speedbar, repair kit. dual hook in point risers 

How to pack your Rama Flex

Material

Sail:
  • Top Sail
  • Porcher Skytex 40
  • Bottom Sail
    Dominico 30D
  • Ribs
    Dominico 30D hard
Lines:
  • Upper line 
    Liros DSL70
  • Middle line
    A and B : Liros PPSL200
    C and D : Liros PPSL120
  • Main line
    A and B : Edelrid 7343-280
    C and D : Edelrid 7343-190

 

RAMA Technical Details

SIZE
S
M
L
AREA FLAT (m²)
23.80
26.50
28.60
AREA PROJECTED (m²)
20.37
22.68
24.48
SPAN FLAT (m)
10.70
11.29
11.75
SPAN PROJECTED (m)
8.48
8.95
9.32
ASPECT RATIO FLAT
4.81
4.81
4.81
ASPECT RATIO PROJ.
3.53
3.53
3.55
CELLS
49
49
49
TOTAL LINE LENGTH
379
400
416
TOTAL LINES
124
124
124
LINE DIAMETERS

1.1/1.4/1.5/1.8

WEIGHT (kg)
5.4
5.9
6.3
V-TRIM/V-MAX (km/h)
37/57
37/57
37/57
TAKE OFF WEIGHT (kg)
88-110*
108-135*
124-155*
* weight including motor
 
 
 

Glider

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Speed Bar

AirDesign AirPack (concertina bag)

Riser bag

AirDesign glider bag (approx.160litre capacity)

Folder with repair tape, manual and AirDesign stickers

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