The design philosophy of the Magnum II is identical to the original Magnum: The ultimate professional tandem wing.
The new Magnum is just as easy to launch and land, but offers more than its predecessor: Better handling, lighter brake pressure, a lighter sail, better performance, and a more comfortable ride for your passengers.
The aspect ratio is slightly increased, from 5.1 to 5.25, and we have added 6 more cells (for a new total of 52). As a result, the glide performance is improved by half a point, but more importantly, the pure sink rate and the climb efficiency has been significantly improved.
The Magnum II is lighter than the Magnum, by 640g! This is thanks to a new structure, a new leading edge with nylon rod reinforcement, and a significantly optimised sail construction.
Despite a lighter sail, there has been no sacrifice to the backbone of the structure, and we have done nothing to compromise the longevity of one of the best tandem wings available. The same number of attachment points means equal loads for each section of the wing, and we have even added some extra patches to minimize the deformation in the load bias above the A’s.
Diagonal ribs are joined together without leaving any gaps where loads could stress an inappropriate area of the sail. We have also added a wide strap running along the span around the C region to minimize the sail movement and “breathing”, therefore reducing the mechanical aging process.
Line drag has been reduced by 18% thanks to the new structure and new rigging, in addition to an excellent new line material (Edelrid sheathed Aramid).
The trimmer range has been extended, to allow for a slower trim speed – this increases comfort and efficiency while flying with heavy passengers.
The Magnum II comes standard with “Ear-blockers” for simple hands free descent using Big-Ears