Intermediate & Sport Wing
This is yet another piece in a long line of classic reflex paragliders, from Traper through Action and ReActiona, up to Nucleon and Nucleon WRC.
This model is dedicated for the cross-country pilots, middle echelon of competitors and weekend sight-seers. It is stable, safe, agile and very agreeable in steering.
The Nucleon XX, like the WRC, was manufactured in Flexi Edge technology, offering better leading edge aerodynamics. Another key feature is the Shark Nose profile, guaranteeing high pressure in cell intakes area (=even better safety) in full speed/angle of attack range. Also the 3D ballooning was taken into account even more precisely than earlier wings.
Due to these and other solutions the quality of launch was improved and the leading edge is even stiffer, offering further protection against collapses.
As another effect we've got increased lift, so the canopy is able to carry bigger loads. As a direct result all sizes are somewhat smaller, up to 3 qm per given pilot weight.
Forthe first time in this category we've decided to offer the 2D steering as standard feature. This includes precisely designed progression, so the paraglider can be steered surely and effortlessly. At high speeds the paraglider can be very precisely steered with new, improve,light TST handle.
Nucleon XX sports anniversary colour design of the four elements - Air, Water, Earth and Fire.
It will be certified for paramotoring in the DGAC scheme.
The Nucleon XX incorporates a number of proven and some novel concepts improving flight comfort and performance.
Airtakes designed and executed in Shark-nose technology meaning specific, concave shape of the reinforced profile area at its leading edge. Due to such shape the intakes can be smaller and moved a bit back, so that leading edge remains undisturbed and offers smooth airflow. The internal pressure of the canopy is higher and stays stable within wide speed range. In everyday flying this results in greater resistance to stalls (e.g. when thermalling) and front collapses at high speeds.
FET - Flexi Edge Technology
Upgraded Nucleon features Dudek Flexi Egde technology.
Precise shape of the leading edge is ensured by reinforcements of laminated cloth combined with synthetic rods, which significantly improve launch performance and protect the paraglider against collapses at high speeds.
CSG - Canopy Shape Guard
Unique system controlling canopy coherence along its entire wigspan, practically eliminating any lateral movements.
Most of all, the CSG oversees three key factors:
- it forms the canopy, so that its shape remains as close to designed 3D image as possible, with equally distributed loads. Lack of attention here would result in irregular surface with balloons instead of flat cells (unfortunately, stil quite a frequent sight, even owing of 'renowned' manufacturers).
- CSG stabilizes canopy in flight. No pilot likes to see his wing moving like an accordion, especially as it does significantly hamper its performance.
- CSG improves durability of the paraglider. Simple designs pay for locally accumulated stress with deformations - the most dangerous are those visible as lateral faults on the upper surface between suspension line rows. With the Nucleon XX that danger is practically eliminated.
CSG consists of following subsystems:
- VSS (V-shaped Supports) - densely placed diagonal supports, bolstering each rib on both sides (most wings have only one-sided supports). Their size, shape and placement make sure that no lateral folds will occur - a vital point in preserving laminar airflow, especially at high speeds.
- RSS (Reinforcing Strap System) - an independent reinforcement net on lower surface, strengthening and stiffening the whole canopy.
- OCD (Optimized Crossports Design) - the intercellar openings of carefully designed shapes, optimally placed between stress lines in the ribs.
The only flaws of the CSG are the increase in weight (about 1 kg), material- and labour consumption, and of course overall cost. Yet it is well worth the sweat, as in turn we get a no-compromise product of highest performance and quality, able to keep its original parameters for a long, long time.
Nucleon XX is manufactured in new technology, utilising capabiities of precise laser cutter. The entire production process takes place at our Kowalewo facility, ensuring European quality and personal supervision of the designer himself.
Upper surface is made of Porcher Sport cloth (38 g/m2 weight).
Lower surface features the Dominico tex 34 g/m2.
Ribs are made of PorcherSkytex 40 Hard covered with E29a impregnate.
All reinforcements are made of laminated SR-Scrim cloth.
All Nucleon XX lines have coloured polyester sheath. Due to low number of lines we've made sure they are strong enough by choosing brown Technora core. In this way rigging remains strong and reliable.
All quick-links between risers and suspension lines are made of polished stainless-steel, with proven durability and restiance to corrosion. We use exclusively the attested quicklinks of French Peguet company. In our opinion and that of many other leading companies these are the best products available.
ACS - Auto Cleaning Slots
On the wingtips you can find dedicated slots, automatically removing dirt from the canopy.
2D system is generally similar to the classic one - pilot has but two main steering handles to steer. However, it's operation is significantly different. Due to division of main steering lines (there are two for each side now, with one of them going outside of the pulley), an experienced pilot can modify steering progression according to his own preferences.
The rigging scheme was designed for low progression in low and middle speed ranges, so that pilot has better control of the wing. At high speeds (trimmers released and speed system engaged) only the outer lines attached to the handles, or special systems (TEA or TST) should be used.
TEA (Torque Effect Adjuster)
The task of this feature is to counteract the effect of engine torque, that tends to make the paraglider turn in the direction opposite to the propeller's rotation. TEA balances the torque by adjusting the length of some wingtip lines, and it can be adjusted to match you specific combination of paramotor/propeller. Simple to use, effective and easy to toggle on & off in the air.
ELR (Easy Launch Riser)
Split 'A' riser (marked with yellow band) for easier launch and 'big ears' application.
Speed system affects the A, B and C risers, adding some 10 km/h to your airspeed. Features ball-bearing pulleys and a special cord. It has a new, thick-woven pattern, does not fray, does not stretch and perfectly fits our new pulleys.
Easy Catch - wygodna belka speed systemu
The "Easy Catch" is a godsend for all those who have problems catching the bar after starting. Here the speedbar is designed to stay always in front of the speedsystem lines. Its finish is very robust, so long-term service is guaranteed.
As a first world company we have decided to use ball-bearing pulleys as standard on our paragliders, in order to minimize speed-system friction. Currently we are using Dudek Smart Pulley and Durol of our own design.
Prepared two levels of the pulley positions let you adjust the system to your suspension height.
TCT - comfortable and universal steering handles
Beside modern look, TCT feature swivels, Easy Keeper system (strong neodymium magnets) and handles offering easy conversion from hard through medium to soft brake handles.
EK - Easy Keeper
Easy Keeper is our original idea to hold the brake handles at the risers. Strong neodymium magnets keep them firmly in place, while both attaching and releasing is smooth and easy.
Exact placing of the magnets on the risers is adjustable.
Trimmer afects speed range similar as the speed-system (ca. 10 km/h). It consists of a buckle and a properly marked red tape. Trimmer is designed with fast and simple replacement of the worn-out or damaged tape in mind.
This paraglider can be equipped with Power Attack system (on special order). However it is recommended for the experienced pilots only, so before ordering our PPG certified dealer should verify pilot's skills.
Complete paraglider kit you receive includes:
- Transport bag including compression strap.
- Easy Catch speedbar.
- pouch with documents and repair kit (self-adhesive cloth, spare line)
- wind ribbon and windsock
- small gifts
Total worth of these additional parts amounts some 200 Euro.
When ordering the wing please specify your preferred hangpoints (high or low), so that we can prepare your risers accordingly (position of steering handles and balls).
With none information received, paraglider will be expedited with low hangpoint setting. Of course switching the configuration is relatively easy to do at any time.
|Surface flat [m2]||20.00||22.00||24.,00||26.00||28.00|
|Surface projected [m2]||17.08||18.79||20.49||22.20||23.91|
|Wingspan flat [m]||10.58||11.10||11.59||12.07||12.52|
|Wingspan projected [m]||8.39||8.80||9.20||9.57||9.93|
|Apect ratio flat||5.60|
|Apect ratio projecte||4.12|
|Sink rate [m/s]||min = 1.2 +/- 0.2|
|Speed [km/h]||min = 26 ; trim = 38-50 ; max = 64 +/- 3|
|Longest chord [mm]||2340||2454||2563||2668||2769|
|Shortest chord [mm]||575||603||630||656||681|
|Suspension length [m]||6.51||6.82||7.13||7.42||7.7|
|Total lines length [m]||287.51||302.07||315.98||329.33||342.17|
|Pilot take-off weight DGAC [kg]||75 - 110||85 - 120||95 - 130||105 - 145||115 - 160|
|Canopy weight [kg]||5.5||5.9||6.3||6.7||7.1|
|Lines||Edelrid A-8000U: 050 / Liros TSL: 090 & 140 & 190 & 280|
|Cloth||Porcher Sport 38 g/m2, Dominico tex 34 g/m2, Porcher Sport Hard 40 g/m2, SR Scrim, SR Laminate 180 g/m2|
- TCT (Triple Comfort Toggle) short (basic option with 2D)
- TCT (Triple Comfort Toggle) standard
- SCT (Sport Comfort Toggle) standard
- SCT (Sport Comfort Toggle) short
It is possible to order non-standard colours with additional fee of 15% of paraglider price (triggered already with change of a single sheet).
Declaration of Design and performance (DDP)