AROLLA 3 / EN-A
Easier to fly and more fun – Pure pleasure!
True paraglider or miniwing
Lightness is the key of course, but the the lines and the risers have been chosen to remain easy to handle even on high moutain tricky take-offs.
The AROLLA 3 has also been certified with a wider take-off load, which allows each pilot to decide if he chooses to favour the highest efficiency in thermal or the lightest possible weight.
Designed for the high mountains
The low aspect ratio and rather short lines make it easier to launch the glider from almost any take-off place. The canopy inflates with the faintest breeze and provides immediate lift.
The risers, assembled with 20 mm webbing and the covered main lines, stabilizer lines and brake lines allow easy sorting and preparation for start even with thicker gloves or mittens. A different coulour for each row of lines makes the visual check more obvious and safer.
For all pilots who after the effort enjoy a good flight, there is the AROLLA 3
|Total weight in flight ¹
Paragliding use EN-A*
|kg||52 – 65||52 – 70||63 – 87||79 – 103||94 – 120|
|Total weight in flight
Mini-wing use EN-B**
|kg||65 – 90||70 – 100||87 – 110||103 – 120||120 – 140|
|Projected aspect ratio||3.33||3.33||3.33||3.33||3.33|
|Number of cells||38||38||38||38||38|
|Speed min.-trim.-max. EN-A*||km/h||23-37-45||23-37-45||23-37-45||23-37-45||23-37-45|
|Speed min.-trim.-max. EN-B**||km/h||27-43-54||27-43-54||26-42-52||24-41-51||24-40-50|
|Certification||EN/LTF||A* / B**||A* / B**||A* / B**||A* / B**||A|
¹ Pilot with all equipment, ready for take off*Paragliding / **Mini-wing
|Upper leading edge||Porcher Sport – Skytex 32 Universal|
|Upper & lower surface||Porcher Sport – Skytex 27 Classic|
|Profiles and diagonals||Porcher Sport – Skytex 32 Hard|
|Reinforcement of the leading edge||Porcher Sport – SR-Laminate & Nylon rods|
|High lines A, B, C & D||Cousin – Dyneema Top line (unsheathed)|
|Other lines||Edelrid – Dyneema 7850 (sheathed) & Liros – Dyneema PPSL (sheathed)|
|Risers||Mouka – Polyester strap pre-stretched 20 mm|
|Brake handles||Paragear – lightweight Nylon Strap 20 mm & Swivel & attachment snap|
Paragliding use EN-A
Mini-wing use EN-B
- The reduced aspect ratio is a token of safety. Linked with the rather short lines, it allows to consider taking off from any pocket-sized spot
- Light doesn’t mean one has to waive robust construction and durability. The whole internal structure and the leading edge of the top panels are cut from heavier and stronger woven fabrics
- Thin rods in the leading edge provides immediate inflation during take-off
- The internal BVS construction (Balance V-Structure) is one of the keys to lightness and cares for the correct balance of the force induced by the lift and the vault tension. This is achieved by the wise positionning of the diagonals onto the secondary profiles
- Two 3DS technical cuts (3D-Shaping) in the front of the top and bottom panels allow to reduce parasitic tensions and wrinkles and help to improve glide and penetration
- The Trailing Edge Tension System (TETS) on the top of the outer brake lines cares for precise handling and efficient climb in thermals
- The front parts of the top panels, ahead of the technical cuts follow the grain of the fabric to guarantee the exact tension of the leading edge
- The four risers allow an even distribution of the lines on the bottom surface and provide an improved stability
- Only the upper gallery lines are uncovered and each row of lines is easy to identify by a different coulour
- Several different diameters of lines are used to reach a flawless strength while reducing the drag
- Unlike Aramid lines, the Dyneema lines on the AROLLA 3 show a high durability.
Changing the set of lines should in fact never be necessary throughout the whole lifespan of the paraglider
- The risers made out of 20 mm webbing remain easy to handle even with thick gloves or mittens on
- Swivels connecting the brake handles to the brake ropes prevent the latter from twisting
- O-rings keep the lines into the right position at the top of the rapid links
- A two-steps speed system, easier to push within the first range and becoming harder in a second range allows the pilot to tune his speed while keeping his full visual attention on his surrounding. Priority to the efficient glide within the first range or priority to the high speed when using the second one.