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!
the first comparison flights, pilots usually ask about the secrets of
the SYMPHONIA. Since it has the technical complexity of a modern high
level B-wing, the performance is surprisingly high. Especially against
the wind the SYMPHONIA shows its performance potential impressively by
pulling forward, when it picks up the energy of a gust, instead of
banking up and getting slower.
airfoil is showing a very high level of stability and form stiffness,
but is collapsing softly and reacting harmless in case of a deflation.
We also love the clean surface finish. The technical and handwork
skills of our factory (Aerodynamics in Sri Lanka) made it possible,
that the canopy seams of the 3D shaping and the color design are as
clean as never before. In combination with a new, optimized 3D shaping
concept, the airfoil smoothness is reaching a new level.
secrets we will keep to ourselves, but an important factor for this
success is time: that time, that the development team took to improve
the protos and to reach the target of an A-rating safety without
restraining performance and speed.