The Universal Wing

The VIOLA is an extremely versatile lightweight paraglider: 8 sizes covering a weight range from 50 to 145kg, from the certified miniwing up to an easy hike and fly wing for heavy pilots. The VIOLA 18 can be used as a family glider with a legal weight range from 50 up to 110kg. By using modern technology and new materials the weight per square meter was reduced even more. The risers are made from stable and robust TECHNORA. Choose softlinks or light metal maillon rapides. With the softlinks the small sizes of the VIOLA (incl. 20) have no pure metal parts at all! (The bigger sizes have a brake reef system with small metal rings.)

VIOLA Designer’s Note

The weight reduction of the VIOLA over the SONATA is offering even better recovering after deflations and even less dynamic reactions in extreme manoeuvres. So it was possible to rise the max take off weight by 15kg. This has to be seen as an extended weight range, for pilots who want to fly a high loaded, small, light and very agile wing, offering extreme fun.
The very small VIOLAs are targetting to experienced alpine pilots looking for a very light, fast and good performing wing, that does not overreact and is behaving very trustworthy in every situation.
Over the full range of VIOLAs the demand is rising with the wing loading. A VIOLA 18 is a very easy and safe school wing loaded with 50kg, but as well a high level sports equipment for experienced pilots at 110kg.

Hannes Papesh

VIOLA Technical Data

VIOLA
size 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
number of cells 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
projected span m 6,43 6,93 7,48 7,94 8,35 8,76 9,12 9,51
projected area 12,08 14,04 16,36 18,39 20,34 22,4 24,3 26,44
projected aspect ratio 3,42 3,42 3,42 3,42 3,42 3,42 3,42 3,42
flat span m 8,15 8,78 9,47 10,05 10,57 11,1 11,56 12,05
flat area 14,08 16,36 19,04 21,43 23,71 26,1 28,32 30,81
flat aspect ratio 4,72 4,72 4,72 4,72 4,72 4,72 4,72 4,72
line length m 4,97 5,35 5,78 6,13 6,45 6,77 7,05 7,35
total line length m 176,9 190,7 205,9 218,3 229,6 240,8 250,9 261,7
maximum chord m 2,15 2,32 2,5 2,65 2,79 2,93 3,05 3,18
minimum chord m 0,51 0,55 0,6 0,63 0,66 0,7 0,73 0,76
weight kg 2 2,2 2,5 2,78 2,99 3,25 3,5 3,75
certified weight range kg 50-90 50-90 50-75 50-90 65-100 75-110 90-120 105-145
certification (EN/LTF) D C A A A A A A
certified weight range extended 75-110 90-110 100-120
ext. weight range motor C B B
certification DGAC kg 70-120 70-120 75-130 85-130 95-150 110-150 125-150
Zulassung DGAC ok ok ok ok ok ok ok
material Porcher Skytex 32 / 27 double coated
risers RZ3 (3), R03 (3+1), R04 (3+1)
riser length mm 500 500 500 500 500 540 540 540
speedway mm 150 150 150 150 150 150 175 175

VIOLA Weight Ranges

VIOLA superlight risers are an option.

VIOLA Serial Colors

VIOLA secrets

The secret to develop extraordinary wings is the passion to fly.
We’re ourselves enthusiastic pilots, loving hike and fly adventures.
I have to admit: I built the VIOLA 18 for myself.
🙂

-and the VIOLA 12 for Mike…

VIOLA guarantee

Like all other PHI wings, the VIOLA is covered by the PHI PROMISE GUARANTEE.
Every damage is repaired in the first year of usage.

SCOPE OF DELIVERY

Glider, Harmonica concertina packing bag, repair material

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