Chronos: Passionate Performance
The Chronos is a modern day paramotor specific glider with extraordinary maneuverability, speed and stability. The light and sporty handling offers easy takeoff and landings to make it a perfect glider for advanced intermediate pilots. The design of the Chronos included carefully selected airfoils combined with special reinforcement technology. The result of all these factors makes the Chronos an all-time favorite among skilled ppg pilots.
The Latest Technology
The construction using diagonal ribs and a system of load-bearing tapes keep the canopy stable and clean for maximum efficiency through the air. The benefit of this new technology is increased glide and lower fuel consumption. The canopy has 58 cells and has an elliptical form with an aspect ratio of 5.2. The canopy is very resistant to collapse, but it retains sporty handling in all trim settings. The upper cascade is made from unsheathed lines. Thin top lines and smaller sizes of canopy help to achieve higher speeds. Specially designed airfoils with smooth shape of the airfoil nose is maintained by Mylar reinforcement combined with plastic rods provide extraordinary glide ratio and stability.
Outstanding Handling Features
The Chronos is equipped with a 4 point risers system and trimmers. The risers are equipped with a compensator to correct tilting moments and to stabilize the canopy in flight at higher cruising speeds. The new design makes the Chronos very roll stable. For minimum sink rate and low fuel consumption the trimmers should be pulled down. The open position of trim decreases the angle of attack and increases cruising speed.
Different Brakes for Added Performance
A special brake-system of flaps on the portion of trailing edge is a new design. This helps the glider to achieve extremely low minimum speed. This is a great improvement for easy launch and landing and also aids in climbing performance. The brakes are light for the first 30 cm of pull and provide extraordinary maneuverability. In the next phase of braking, the pressure increases progressively providing you with good sufficient feedback.
The brakes handles are equipped with swivels and additional thin loops to make control of the glider easier and less tiring during long flights. The Chronos is an outstanding paramotoring glider which is loaded with performance and fun to fly.
|Surface Top Leading Edge:||Skytex 9092, Coating E85A 45 g/m2|
|Surface Top Trailing Edge:||Skytex 9017, Coating E38A 40 g/m2|
|Surface Bottom:||Skytex 9017, Coating E38A 40 g/m2|
|Main ribs:||Skytex 9017, Coating E29A 40 g/m2|
|Diagonal ribs:||Skytex 9017, Coating E29A 40 g/m2|
|Minor ribs:||Skytex 9017, Coating E38A 40 g/m2|
|Upper lines:||Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
8000 – 60 kg, – 80 kg, – 120 kg
|Main lines:||Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
7343 – 280 kg, – 230 kg, – 160 kg
The Chronos is manufactured using the paragliding industries well established lightweight material with excellent durability; Skytex 40, from Porcher Sport (NCV). Because for any glider, the part that always wears out first is the leading edge, we use Skytex 45 with evolution coating E85A for this. For the less stressed areas of the sail we use Skytex 40 with E38A coating. For the supporting and diagonal ribs we use Skytex 40 with “hard finish” coating E29A. This gives the advantage of a sail that is both lightweight and very durable.
|Zoom flat [%]||88||96||100||106|
|Area flat [m2]||19.27||22.93||24.88||27.96|
|Area projected [m2]||16.9||20.11||21.82||24.52|
|Span flat [m]||10.01||10.92||11.37||12.05|
|Aspect ratio flat||5.2||5.2||5.2||5.2|
|Root cord [m]||2.26||2.47||2.57||2.72|
|Weight range free flight [kg]||55-73||67-85||75-95||95-110|
|Weight range free flight [lbs]||121-161||148-187||165-209||209-243|
|Weight range powered [kg]||73-115||90-125||108-135||130-162|
|Weight range powered [lbs]||161-254||198-276||238-298||287-357|
|Min. speed [km/h]||23-24||23-24||23-24||23-24|
|Max. speed [km/h]||41-43||41-43||41-43||41-43|
|Top speed (accelerator)[km/h]||55-57||55-57||55-57||55-57|
|Min. Sink rate[m/s]||1.05||1.05||1.05||1.05|
|Certificate||–||–||LTF 23/05||LTF 23/05|