Simply light and easy!

Please welcome the SOLA!
Our new superlight and supereasy low A wing!
-a glider that many have been waiting for:
maximum safety, damping and simplicity paired with minimum weight.

SOLA Technical Features

The SOLA has it’s roots in the FANTASIA, but finally was designed absolutely new: different ground shape, cell with distribution, intake, diagonal ribs, etc
We spend some tome to improve take off behaviour: never before launch was that easy!

As well we realized to the goal that it really fun to fly the SOLA and the performance is good!
-and it’s fast!: an absolute must in the high mountains! When flying in alpine valleys or all above the peaks: speed is the base for safety.

A special technical feature is, that the SOLA has a very stable 3 suspension airfoil in the centre, offering her an extra stability bonus.
With the SOLA we are further on continuing the trend to robust, covered lines in all sections. Specially at take off in free alpine area, you need an equipment you can trust and that is easy to handle.

SOLA Designer’s Note

We more and more gain the technology to make flying very easy. The SOLA offers a new level of simplicity. Takeoff, flying, landing has never before been that simple. Flying is now a normal activity that anyone can do, like a walk in the park.

Hannes Papesh

Sola technical data

size 18 20 22 24 26
number of cells 36 36 36 36 36
projected span m 8,02 8,44 8,85 9,22 9,62
projected area 18,55 20,52 22,59 24.51 26,66
projected aspect ratio 3,47 3,47 3,47 3,47 3,47
flat span m 10,03 10,56 11,08 11,54 12,03
flat area 21,55 23,69 26,08 28,3 30,78
flat aspect ratio 4,7 4,7 4,7 4,7 4,7
line length m 6,13 6,45 6,77 7,05 7,35
maximum chord m 2,65 2,78 2,93 3,05 3,18
minimum chord m 0,65 0,68 0,72 0,75 0,78
weight kg 2,8 3 3,25 3,4 3,75
Thermic weight range kg 55-75 65-85 75-95 90-110 105-130
Hike&Fly weight range kg 75-90 85-100 95-110 110-120
Miniwing weight range kg 90-110 100-120
certified weight range kg 55-90 65-100 75-110 90-120 105-130
certification (EN/LTF) A A A A A
extended weight range kg 90-110 100-120
certification (EN/LTF) B B
ext. weight range motor kg 55-130 65-130 75-170 90-170 105-170
certification DGAC i.A. i.A. i.A. i.A. i.A.
material Skytex 27 double coated, Skytex 40
risers R10 (3+1)
Options: RZ1 (3), R01
riser length mm 500 500 540 540 540
speedway mm 150 150 150 175 175

SOLA Weight range

Like its bigger sister VIOLA, the SOLA also has an extended weight range.
This offers even more energy.
In direct comparison with the VIOLA, the SOLA is simpler all around and above all much better in roll damping.

Sola for schooling

There’s no glider easier to train with than the SOLA. No glider is as forgiving of mistakes on take-off: the wing inflates reliably, climbs well and stops itself over the pilot’s head. The braking distance is enormous: a stall is virtually impossible. However, the reaction to brake input is good and direct: the SOLA turns extremely flat, i.e. without accumulating energy. Roll damping is unrivalled: the wing flies as if on rails.

Size 18 20 22 24 26
Weight range for schooling kg 55-75 65-85 75-95 90-110 105-130

Sola in thermal flight

In the thermal weight range, the SOLA is very well damped on all axes: it turns well flat, gives only the necessary feedback and always stands reliably above the pilot. Both in and out of the thermal, pitching backwards or forwards remains very low.

Size 18 20 22 24 26
Weight range for thermal flight kg 55-75 65-85 75-95 90-110 105-130

Sola for Hike&Fly

Thanks to its light weight and super-simple handling, the SOLA is the perfect machine for Hike&Fly. Its qualities are particularly appreciated in difficult terrain and demanding conditions.

Size 18 20 22 24 26
Weight range for Hike&Fly kg 75-90 85-100 95-110 110-120

Sola as miniwing

An even higher wing loading makes the SOLA a miniwing. Power is a little higher, but still very easy to control. Its unique roll damping makes it very precise to control in all areas.

Size 18 20 22 24 26
Weight range as miniwing kg 90-110 100-120
Certification(EN/LTF) B B

SOLA Colors

SOLA risers

The new riser R10: for a better overview and comfort.
The weight of the wing of course depends on the chosen riser.
The SOLA can be ordered with the superlight RZ1 with softlinks, if you want to reach minimum weight.

The SOLA riser has prints and color marks for easier handling.


Glider, Harmonica concertina packing bag, repair material

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