“The Ozone Kona is a versatile wing for both free flying and powered flight. Certified EN B, it is suitable for beginners and XC Pilots.”
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About The Kona Glider:
BACKGROUND: The Kona builds on over a decade of PPG wing design, and is the perfect wing in the OZONE range for beginner-intermediate PPG pilots who need a wing that excels in free-flight. Based on the Buzz Z5, which is one of the most popular wings in our range, the Kona features cutting edge performance technology in a platform that is exceedingly comfortable under power or in free-flight.
PERFORMANCE: The Kona is equipped with the same performance enhancing design features that have pushed the latest iterations of Rush, Delta, Mantra, and Enzo series wings to the top of their class. Most notably, it features a totally new SharkNose profile and leading edge. Proved to be one of the most significant recent technological breakthroughs, the patented SharkNose profile improves performance, solidity and handling characteristics at all angles of attack and air-speeds.
Aerodynamically, the Kona profile and sail are very clean. It has been designed with the latest generation software to generate cells that are better aligned to the airflow, reducing profile drag and wing tip vortices. The sail has been further optimized with double 3D shaping for a cleaner leading edge and three extra cells for a better top surface without the addition of extra lines. A new internal structure and optimized line layout has allowed these three extra cells to be added without additional lines or increased wing weight.
The Kona’s aspect ratio remains the same as the Buzz PWR. Increasing aspect ratio is a simple method of increasing performance, but leads to significant compromises in passive safety. Therefore, we do not believe in pushing this important design consideration. Instead, we have focused on reducing sail drag, optimizing the line layout, reducing the overall line drag, and creating newly-shaped SharkNose cell openings to push the Kona’s performance to the top of the category without compromising safety. The performance enhancing features of the Kona can be considered “free upgrades”, as they increase glide and speed without reducing passive safety.