Paramania wings are used by many of the world's top pilots and win competitions and acclaim wherever they are flown. Cutting-edge ideas and thousands of hours of flight mean our wings are safe, fast, intuitive and easy to control - and while each model is different, they share common technologies that make Paramania the best in the world
Reflex: the invisible tail-plane
First devised for tail-less aircraft in the 1930s, the trailing edge of a reflex wing is held down by the air flowing over the canopy and automatically keeps the front of the glider from diving or crumpling, giving increased speed, stability and safety in turbulent conditions.
Paramania's Mike Campbell-Jones rediscovered and re-engineered the reflex wing for paramotoring in the early 90s and has since refined the wing shapes, the materials and the control systems until today's Paramania gliders offer safety, agility and speed that pilots of 20 years ago could only dream of.
Composite leading edge: the magic fabric
As you lay a Paramania wing out, the composite leading edge (CLE) springs up ready to fly. With a super-light cellular structure composed of different fabrics, the semi-rigid leading edge helps the glider to inflate with minimum effort even in light or variable winds. Take-off is easy as the glider sits above you waiting to move forward.
The use of the latest ideas in soft wing construction don't end there: the integrated drag reduction system on the trailing edge uses carefully-placed holes in the fabric to equalise pressure, adding speed and responsiveness.
Controls: Speedbar and trim system
Each Paramania wing has a control (or trim) system designed for the wing, with specific features for the style of flying or skill level the wing is aimed at.
The Revo 2 for instance has a 'super-slow' trim position, perfect for low or slow flight and forgiving landings - exactly what beginners and flying schools want.
And the GTR has a fast trim mechanism that can slow the wing in an instant and the foot-operated speed-bar can be used in all trim positions with impunity. This is known as the PK system after its designer Paap Kõlar and gives exactly the control a slalom pilot needs for turns in pylon racing.
But the simple uncluttered risers and control systems on all our wings - coupled with the speed and stability of the reflex wing section - make sure all of our gliders are versatile. The GTX can travel straight and fast for days through challenging weather or give lots of fun on a summer afternoon. And our best-selling beginner wing, the Revo 2, can grow with an intermediate pilot who is aiming at cross-country or competition flying.
All Paramania wings are DGAC certified.