Sonic

Sonic - Specifications


Sonic 165 Sonic 190
Area 15.3 sq.m (165 sq.ft.) 17.7 sq.m (190 sq.ft.)
Span 9.3 m (30.5 ft) 10 m (32.8 ft)
Nose Angle 120 degrees 120 degrees
Aspect Ratio 5.6 5.6
Glider Weight * 26 kgs (57 lbs) 29 kgs (64 lbs)
Optimal Pilot Weight 75 kgs (165 lbs) 90 kgs (198 lbs)
Hook-In-Weight 54-100 kgs (120-220 lbs) 73-109 kgs (160-240 lbs)
Packed Length 5540 mm (18.2 ft) 6400 mm (21 ft)
Packed Length - Short 3920 mm (12.9 ft) 4260 mm (14 ft)
Centre of Gravity (Front of Keel) ** 1640 mm (5.38 ft) 1680 mm (5.51 ft)
Number of Battens    
Top 15 17
Bottom 4 6
VNE 74 kph (46 mph) 74 kph (46 mph)
VA 69 kph (43 mph) 69 kph (43 mph)
Trim Speed 32 kph (20 mph) 32 kph (20 mph)
Stall Speed *** 24 kph (15 mph) 23 kph (14 mph)
Maximum Speed 72 kph (45 mph) 72 kph (45 mph)
Best Glide Speed 43 kph (27 mph) 43 kph (27 mph)
Best Glide Angle

9:1

9:1

* Glider Weight is measured from the standard glider.  Some options will decrease glider weight by up to 2kgs.

** Quoted Centre of Gravity measurement is for Mylar sails.  For Dacron sails, subtract 10mm.

*** Measured at Optimal Pilot Weight