METIS 2 is the second generation tandem glider of the same name but for the first time it is certified in the EN B category (according to CEN 926–2 a 926–1). If you're searching for an easy take off, great speed range and marvellous, comfortable handling, then, METIS 2 is the best choice.
METIS 2 is especially well suited for tandem professionals and pilots who will fly it as a second wing. Both groups of pilots will enjoy easy thermal coring as with a solo glider and are sure to appreciate the remarkable handling, easy take offs and comfortable landings.
The main distinctive features are:
- Great speed range
- Take off lift even at very low speeds even with no head wind
- Easy take offs and comfortable landings
- Comfortable handling
- Risers with trimmers
- Very low weight – one of the lightest tandems (only 7.7 kgs with 40 square metres)
Each glider is delivered with:
|Layout aspect ratio||5,1||5,1|
|Projected aspect ratio||3,87||3,87|
|Number of cells||54||54|
|Weight of the glider(kg)||8,35||8,75|
|Certified take-off weight (kg)||120-220||120-220|
|Optimum take-off weight (kg)||120-200||140-220|
|Max. gliding ratio||>8,5||>8,5|
|Min. sink rate(m/s)||<1,2||<1,2|
|Certification||EN B||EN B|
|LTF certification||LTF 1-2||LTF 1-2|
Customise the colours of your SKY glider
To design your own glider, use the tool below. When you have decided on your own unique colour scheme COPY the name of glider and colours picked (for example: Fides 2: Gold / Red Dragon / Deep Blue) into your order. ANY colour combination is available.
Gliders with personalised colours are available only at extra cost. The delivery time depends on the load of the workshop and may vary depending.
Enjoy the unique look of your glider!
The French company Porcher Sport, which is part of the NVC GROUP, supplies the glider fabric. In the last two years Porcher Marine have been heavily involved in fabric development; creating new and more durable coatings which has led to a new generation of materials known as New Skytex .
The new coating is much more resistant to abrasion, humidity and is UV resistance.
All the upper panels and all the design pieces are produced with the Skytex 40 Deperlant (water-repellent coating) material by Porchers Sport. The leading edge (heavily loaded part of the glider) is manufactured with Skytex 45 Evolution with water based double sided coating. Bottom panels are manufactured of Skytex 40 with the Classic coating. Profiles and diagonals or diagonal segments are produced from Skytex 40 hard finish.
The fabric is manufactured using the “Rip Stop” weave structure, out of superpolyamid (PA 6.6) by the American firm DU PONT.
The lines on the METIS 2 are of the highest quality and are supplied by the German firm EDELRID. These lines create high resistance from mechanical abrasion as well as a high degree of length stability.
The upper gallery of the line scheme (forks) is manufactured using the EDELRID lines 7850–080 (diameter 1 mm). The main lines are made of 6843–200 and 6843–340, the brake lines are made of 7850–130 and 7850–200. The core of 6843 is made of “kevlar”, the core of 7850 is made of “dyneema” and lines are covered by polyester sleeves.
The risers are made from 25 mm wide webbing manufactured by our supplier MOUKA TIŠNOV. The suspension lines are connected to the risers by means of quick links (maillons) from the French supplier Maillon Rapide.
**In 2007 Sky Paragliders company was certified as a 100% SKYTEX partner for Porcher Marine fabrics. That allows us to use the latest development benefits and share them with all our pilots. Also the certification ensures that the whole glider is made of the same material and that SKY PARAGLIDERS do not combine the best available quality of Porcher with any other materials available on the market. **
|METIS 2 manual||Download|
|Czech and English version|
|METIS 2/40 & METIS 2/43 EN certification||Download|
|METIS 2/40 & METIS 2/43 LTF certification||Download|
|METIS 2 review||Download|
|Vol Libre (1,2/2009 in French and English translation)|
|METIS 2 review||Download|
|Parapente Mag (nr.120 in French and English translation)|