Maximum Performance in the Open Class Competition Wing Category, in order to support our international XC / Competition team.
The R07 was a well received comp wing with high performance and perhaps the best climb on the PWC and also highly comfortable – but we needed to improve on the top speed in order to have it all.
The airfoil is a completely new type. The thickness, camber, and the general shape have all been improved, with the aim to retain the positive features of the R07 while yielding higher top speed.
Speed is a factor of wing loading: we have reduced the size to achieve a good compromise between climb rate and speed.
The arc has been revised in order to achieve the highest performance possible for this geometry. The planform remains the same except from the tip which has been redesigned to work with the new arc.
We’ve also managed to make a 15% reduction in total line drag, which translates into a straight benefit in performance!
The tension straps running across the span are now made with Mylar: This gives more cohesion to the wing, and guaranties longevity of performance.
New “shrink tabs” for the brake attachment makes the trailing edge even cleaner, and also creates more tension in the trailing edge during the turn.
Profile-enhancing rigid construction on the leading edge has also helped to give the R09 a 10kmh top speed increase! In order to maintain the shape of the nose, two types of reinforcements have been added inside and outside, at the front of the airfoil: the result is a cleaner airfoil shape, and the stability of the openings allows a higher top speed with less sail deformation – this helps prevent collapses and inefficient excessive sail movement.
The R09 is also the first model to have a new generation of trimmers. Pilots may choose either performance or stability while previously; the choice was to either set your accelerator system to one feature or the other.
Double Trim System: The lower trim tab is for standard accel / decel. The upper trim tab allows the pilot to choose between two flight modes: For top performance in calm air, close this trim tab for a pure AoA modification without profile deformation. For increased speed plus stability in active air (for instance final glide to goal), release this trim tab to allow profile deformation.
The R09 is the highest performing wing that OZONE has ever produced. After having used it in the top level of competition, we are confident that the performance is at the highest level of the sport and that the R09 has everything necessary to be flown to the most prestigious rankings in the world.