|No of Cells
|In flight weight Range*
- Top Surface - Skytex 45 Evolution
- Bottom surface - Skytex 40 Classic
- Ribs - Skytex 40/45 Hard
- The Mantra’s line plan is the ideal arrangement for minimum drag. Thin lines and low-profile attachment points were chosen to minimize drag, but durability was kept in mind in order to ensure the gliders longevity and strength. The uppers are Dyneema (Lyros DC60 0.6mm) which are known for having a longer lifespan than other lines of similar diameter, and the riser lines are a new high-tech UV-treated line from from Edelrid (8000-230-UV1, 1.2mm). This coating and line diameter combination was developed by Hans Bausenwein of Germany, who has been involved with Ozone since the beginning of the company. The UV coating on these lines greatly increases their lifespan.
Risers and Hardware:
- Shackles; high quality micros maillons from Maillon Rapide.
- Riser Webbing; pre-stretched Dyneema.
- Pulleys; Austri Alpin aliminium light weight mini pulleys with brass roller
Notes on the Mantra M2 Race Trimmers, available as an extra feature for select pilots (voids certification):
The R07 comes with trim risers as standard. These are also available for the M2 as an optional extra. First of all and most importantly is that the trimmers can be used with confidence - there is not too much travel with them, approx 1.5cm to slow down and 4cm to speed up.For max climb in thermals it is best to pull the trimmers fully on. This reduces the airspeed, sink rate and brake pressure without compromising the handling and with no early stall problems. For maximum handling it is possible trim the glider asymmetrically, with the inside trimmer pulled on fully and the outer left at neutral. The handling is at its best in this position and in strong climbs can be the most effective position. However, please be aware that while in this configuration your wing will be trimmed asymmetrically and the pilot must take this into consideration in the event of any collapse or other maneuvers in flight.
In turbulent strong climbs or in any active air it is best to return the trimmers to the neutral position (where all the risers are the same length).
For most glides it is best to release the trimmers, except when trying to maximize glide while flying downwind in good air. Otherwise, release the trimmers all the way and add additional speed with the speed bar if needed. Another technique is to leave the trims in the slow position and use the speed bar to effect speed, only releasing the trimmers to reach maximum speed.
There are no right and wrongs - it is up to the pilot but we would suggest that the latter method is probably the safest. Normal collapses with the trimmers fully released are manageable, but as with all trim systems we strongly recommend in turbulent air to bring them back to the neutral position and fly the glider actively. At full speed and maximum bar it is best to keep the trimmers in a midway position unless you are confident that the air is smooth enough to let it go all the way.