independence tandem paraglider: Air-Taxi²

The new Air-Taxi² comes up with a huge weight range from 135 to 235 kg. Particularly noteworthy are its fantastic launch and flare characteristics as well as a new trimmer clasp, which allows continuous and smooth adjustment. These features make Air-Taxi² the perfect companion for both commercial and non-commercial tandem pilots.

The tandem paraglider Air-Taxi²

Many detail improvements of Air-Taxi², compared to its predecessor, don't only appear in its design and technical data, but clearly emerge as you fly!

Although the surface of Air-Taxi² has increased by almost 3m², the use of the new Domenico 20D with double coating reduced the weight by 0.8 kg. The thereby improved launch behaviour is already noticeable when running: The surprisingly short launch distance even at maximum weight and the very low launch speed simplify that process considerably.

Once airborne a solid flight sensation and smooth handling immediately become apparent. Air-Taxi² sensitively plays out the climb, no matter if in weak or strong thermals. Its high top speed at open trimmers and at the same time highest stability guarantees additional safety over a huge weight and wind range.

The flare behaviour has been improved considerably by various optimisations of the canopy - gentle landings become as easy as ABC.

Whether in commercial or private use, Air-Taxi² inspires with its characteristics and gives pilot and passenger time for the most important thing when airborne: having fun!

Features

  • Optimised canvas tension due to modern software
  • High-performance thermal aerofoil with extremely high constancy, especially at high speed - achieved by newly-designed reinforcements in the leading edge
  • Newly designed trimmer clasp for smooth, nonwearing use
  • Light and durable material: strudy Domenico 30D for the front upper canvas and double-coated Domenico 20D with optimised fabric structure
  • Efficient, clearly labelled and colour marked risers

Technical Data

Size M
Cells 52
Flat surface (m²) 41,80
Flat span (m) 14,88
Aspect ratio 5,30
   
Projected surface m² 35,93
Projected span (m) 11,79
Projected aspect ratio 3,87
   
Weight (kg) 7,10
Weight range (kg) 135 - 235
   
Certified according to EN 926-2:2013 / EN 926-1:2015 / LTF 91/09
  Material
Upper canvas Dominico 30D soft finish, Domenico 20D soft finish, 2-fach beschichtet
Lower canvas Domenico 20D soft finish, 2-fach beschichtet
Profiles NCV Skytex 27 hard finish
Diagonal ribs NCV Skytex 32 hard finish
Lines Edelrid 7343: 420/340/190, Liros TSL500 (lower lines)
  Edelrid 8000: 280/230/190/135/090 (middle cascade)
  Edelrid 8000: 135/090 (top cascade)
  Liros DSL: 70 (Brake: middle/top cascade)
  Liros PPLSL: 125 (Brake: lower cascade)
  Edelrid Dyneema 10/N200 (steering line)
Line locks Maillon Rapide inox 3,5 mm

FAQ

Questions & Answers

What's characteristic about Air-Taxi²?

Air Taxi² with its huge weight range and its distinct launch behaviour makes launches, especially with unexperienced passengers, much easier.

Its handling is comparable to the handling of solo wings: well modulated, smooth and effortless. The wing is easy to centre - in light as well as in hard, disrupted thermal. An advantage, easily recognisable in gained altitude.

In order to cover a huge weight range, Air-Taxi² has a trimmer with a new, wearfree clasp. This trimmer makes it possible to accelerate even during distance flights at high gliding performance or to increase the trim speed at low launch weight. The new trimmer clasp allows very smooth adjustments.

Particularly its great flare characteristics make this tandem paraglider easy to handle, due to its brake modulation and canopy geometry. Even in calms and with high passenger weight, landing with Air-Taxi² is easy-going.

Why are launches with Air-Taxi² so easy?

Its particular facile launch handling even starts with easy lines assorting. The line suspension points, newly calculated with latest software, the optimised canvas tension, low canopy weight and shape-stable nylon rods in the leading edge make Air-Taxi² climb easily.

According to launch weight, terrain and wind conditions it is possible to further optimise the canopy's uplift by using the trimmer.

What is special about the handling of Air-Taxi² ?

Often tandem paragliders are wrongly promoted as gliders with a smooth handling. With Air-Taxi² we achieved a tandem paraglider with a handling comparable to a solo wing. Its handling is well-responding and its brake can be used very efficiently when thermalling. There's no time lag when initiating spirals and sinking is subtly controllable and adjustable.

Which material has been used for Air-Taxi² ?

For Air-Taxi² we have chosen a mix of durable, sturdy Dominico D30 and the new, double-coated Domenico D20 for a long-time use. Every material we use is made by leading manufacturers, whom we have been working and cooperating with in development issues for many years. A solid basis for high quality and for your long lasting enjoyment of flying Air-Taxi².

A detailed list of materials can be found by clicking "Technical data".

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