Adventure intermediate with smart brakes (EN/LTF B)
We present our new adventure intermediate: the ION 4 (EN/LTF-B). This is another NOVA wing which sets a benchmark in its class in all aspects. While the demands on the pilot remain constant, the ION 4 performs better on glide than the MENTOR 3 – which was the first EN/LTF B wing to fly an FAI triangle over 300km.
The first evidence of the wing’s performance potential was shown by XC ace Bernhard Peßl, who flew 347 kilometres over the Brazilian scrubland. He has the highest praise for the ION 4. “As well as the incredible glide performance the wing offers an impressive thermalling experience.”
ION 4 basic info:
- We have used the know-how gained from our strength analysis testing in combination with our laser cutters to optimise the weight of the ION 4. The wing is as light as possible without compromising on strength and durability. Size XXS weighs less than 4kg while remaining extremely robust.
- New technologies: the ION 4 has been kitted out with all the features that make our wings perform so well. As well as Smart Cells and Air Scoop we have also used the new PPSL-191 lines for the first time. These reduce drag by approximately 12 percent.
- On the ION 4 we have used a clever brake geometry – brake attachment points are positioned on the trailing edge to run in line with the direction of force. We call this Smart Brakes. The optimised brake geometry results in a clean trailing edge which markedly improves performance during slow flight.
You can order the ION 4 now. All sizes (XXS, XS, S, M, L) have been certified as EN/LTF B. Delivery will commence on the 22nd February.
XXS: 55-80 // XS: 70-90 // S: 80-100 // M: 90-110 // L: 100-130
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