There’s no stopping Revolution

The SYMPHONIA is a super-high A paraglider, with a technical complexity unparalleled in this class: 50 cells, miniribs sewn on the inside, double 3D-shaping, brake raffing system over the entire trailing edge, 32g Porcher cloth, diagonal finger-bands, a minimalist line lay-out with unsheathed lines and wrinkle-reducing reinforcements.

The Symphonia has re-defined the performance limits of the A class, through the combination of complex technical methods and the resulting clean finish.
Never before, has this kind of speed and performance been combined with such high-safety and comfort. Never before, has this kind of performance been made safely flyable for such a large group of Pilots.

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Designer’s Note

Our PHI SYMPHONIA is opening the door to a new era: high performance wings have reached A class safety. A pilot can develop himself and choose to fly a simple training hill wing, a classical beginner wing or finally a high performance wing without taking more risks by leaving the A class.

The idea to expand the usual one dimensional relation between gliders classification and complexity, however, is not new. Traditionally, A-wings are technically very simple, as D wings are very complex. Building technically complex wings in the A-class is extruding the scale to a two dimensional field: the relationship between classification and complexity is not linear any more.

Some years ago, I was able to push the limits by a revolution in the B class with the Mentor 2 and 3. These low aspect ratio wings were found on the top of the XC rankings and impressed many classical high performance pilots which normally flew more demanding wings.

Through progress in technology and knowledge it is now possible to repeat the same in the A class. The SYMPHONIA is resuming the revolution of safe, low aspect ratio wings!

As the B-class got wider and wider in the last years, it was the next logical step to rise a new standard by presenting a high performance wing in the A-class. Enjoy!

Hannes Papesh

Technical Data

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SYMPHONIA
name XS S M L XL
size 18 20 22 24 26
number of cells 50 50 50 50 50
projected span m 8,18 8,59 8,99 9,4 9,76
projected area 18,24 20,08 22,02 24,05 25,93
projected aspect ratio 3,67 3,67 3,67 3,67 3,67
flat span m 10,52 11,04 11,56 12,08 12,54
flat area 21,54 23,72 26 28,4 30,62
flat aspect ratio 5,14 5,14 5,14 5,14 5,14
line length m 6,27 6,58 6,89 7,2 7,48
total line length m 218,3 229,1 239,9 250,7 260,3
maximum chord m 2,55 2,67 2,8 2,93 3,04
minimum chord m 0,6 0,63 0,66 0,69 0,72
weight kg 4,1 4,3 4,5 4,7 4,95
certified weight range kg 55-75 65-85 75-95 90-110 105-130
certification (EN/LTF) A A A A A
ext. weight range motor kg 75-130 85-130 95-170 110-170 130-170
certification DGAC yes yes yes yes yes
material Porcher 32, Porcher 32, Porcher 38
risers RZ1 (3+1)
riser length mm 500 500 540 540 540
speedway mm 150 150 150 175 175
price * 4150 4150 4150 4150 4150
*recommended retail price incl. 20% vat

Weight Ranges

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Secrets

After the first comparison flights, pilots usually ask about the secrets of the SYMPHONIA. Since it has the technical complexity of a modern high level B-wing, the performance is surprisingly high. Especially against the wind the SYMPHONIA shows its performance potential impressively by pulling forward, when it picks up the energy of a gust, instead of banking up and getting slower.

The airfoil is showing a very high level of stability and form stiffness, but is collapsing softly and reacting harmless in case of a deflation. We also love the clean surface finish. The technical and handwork skills of our factory (Aerodynamics in Sri Lanka) made it possible, that the canopy seams of the 3D shaping and the color design are as clean as never before. In combination with a new, optimized 3D shaping concept, the airfoil smoothness is reaching a new level.

Some secrets we will keep to ourselves, but an important factor for this success is time: that time, that the development team took to improve the protos and to reach the target of an A-rating safety without restraining performance and speed.

Videos

Flybubble paraglider review: PHI SYMPHONIA

Greg testing the SYMPHONIA and reporting about his first impressions: winter in South England.

Flybubble paraglider review: PHI SYMPHONIA part 2

Carlo and Nancy talking about their experiences of the PHI SYMPHONIA.

Intothesky: The flying manual of the PHI SYMPHONIA by Pascal Purin.

The PHI SYMPHONIA has found it´s way into our flying manual portfolio!
Enjoy 27min of pure Smyphonia pleasure.

CX in Australia by Rolf Schatzmann

Pretty horrible air, especially down low. I had a couple of frontals near the hill and a few 60% collapses. The glider is absolutely rock solid. It recovers instantly from a collapse. It stays above your head almost by itself. Glide and speed seems on par with a Mentor. Super easy to launch and land. A mate was flying my Hang Glider, watch for him in many shots.

SYMPHONIA and Mt Fuji

Mike Küng thermalling PHI SYMPHONIA in front of Mt. Fuji.

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Scope of Delivery

Glider, compression belt, innerbag, backpack.
The PHI rucksack is designed to be reduced and light, but still robust and convenient to carry.
It can be packed very small, to minimize storage space in the harness.