17 Apr 2012
The all new Magnum II is now certified and available for order in both 41m and 38m sizes.
The Magnum series has been used by more professional tandem pilots around the world over the past 5 years than any other wing. We are proud of the Magnum’s legacy and it has been a very difficult job to improve upon the original design. Our goals were to maintain the best characteristics of the original Magnum while making it even easier to fly.
The Magnum II was more than three years in development, and has been tested thoroughly in all flyable conditions; from high wind launches to tail wind launches, high mountain air to coastal soaring and everything in between. Like the original Magnum, it is strong and versatile enough for any professional tandem pilot, and excels in all conditions.What professional pilots will notice first when flying the Magnum II, is an easier launch due to a much lighter sail. Incredibly, without reducing the wing’s strength or durability we have reduced the weight by 700g. This has improved not only the inflation and launch, but the in-flight behaviour as well. The next obvious improvement is the reduced brake pressure. Pro pilots will appreciate the easier feel in turns and also a more sensitive and easily accessed flare for soft landings.With a slightly increased aspect ratio and 6 more cells, the Magnum II outperforms the original not only in comfort and ease of use, but also in glide performance and climb efficiency. A new line plan has allowed an 18% reduction in line drag, allowing you and your passenger more time in the air, if you want it. And if you don’t, the proven “Ear-Blocker” system will get you down quickly and easily.What passengers will notice (or not notice, as the case may be) is the smoothest tandem ride that we’ve ever felt. An increase in overall efficiency has also improved the “smoothness” of the ride, with better behaviour in active conditions.
NOTE: The Magnum II can be flown solo (certified EN B) in the 38m and 41m sizes. Pilots with an above-average in-flight weight will appreciate the smooth handling and precise feel of both sizes. The 38m in particular is an excellent option for XXL pilots.
We are confident that the new Magnum II will satisfy the world’s most demanding pro pilots, and we look forward to hearing your impressions of this exciting new wing. Cheers from all the Team!