Performance. Made light.
XC Flying for Lightweights.
The CUMEO is our lightweight interpretation of the CHILI concept. Our glider for performance-driven XC pilots, who prefer to set their turning points off the beaten path, is so light that you won’t need a cable car when your big day comes. The lightweight materials of Porcher Marine are applied to reduce weight only in areas not felt by the XC pilot. That is why the CUMEO is just as solid in the air as its “heavy” brother and has the same balanced characteristics. You’ll feel the difference – in the backpack on the way to launch or in the baggage net of the train on the long way back from your epic flight.
“First I carry it, then it carries me. The perfect solution for an XC flight after the hike up”Dominik Asteiner,
HOW DOES THE CUMEO FLY?
Thanks to its lower canopy weight, the CUMEO is even easier to launch compared to the CHILI, canopy disturbances are a bit more good-natured.
The canopy concept ensures constant internal pressure along the entire angle of attack area. The result is a glider that flies like on rails, even in turbulence conditions. This ensures not only a good glide ratio along the entire polar curve – from off-bar cruising mode to near comp wing highspeed gliding – but also its stability in hands-off flying. The CUMEO converts every updraft into altitude gain without rearing up in turbulence. That makes it easy to core thermals and the bank angle can be dosed easyily in every position.
Our JET FLAPS extend the green arc as you approach the stall point, which substantially increases safety and also improves climb performance.
C-wires are nylon wires sewn into the glider over the anchor points of the C-level lines. Advantages: better load distribution, reduced drag, more performance.
Doubling the number of cells at the trailing edge increases its shape stability substantially. Advantage: fewer vortices improve the aerodynamics and with it the performance.
The Rigid Foil nylon wires on the leading edge help maintain its shape and ensure constant ram air pressure. Advantages: better takeoff behavior, more performance and lower canopy weight.
A precise calculation of the leading edge geometry and the installation of an additional strip of fabric reduce wrinkling in this sensitive part of the glider. Advantages: exact wing shape, more performance.
3 LINE LEVELS
The 3-line-level concept reduces the number of lines and the resulting drag. Advantages: more performance and a better overview at launch.
Together with a corresponding wing design, the shark nose technology improves pressure distribution in the canopy substantially. Advantages: much more solid flying feeling and substantial performance gain, especially when gliding on bar.
|Area flat (m²)||21,39||24,59||26,40||28,28|
|Area projected (m²)||18,34||21,08||22,64||24,25|
|Wingspan flat (m)||10,99||11,79||12,21||12,64|
|Wingspan projected (m)||8,79||9,43||9,77||10,11|
|Aspect ratio flat||5,65||5,65||5,65||5,65|
|Aspect ratio projected||4,21||4,21||4,21||4,21|
|Glider weight (kg)||3,7||4,1||4,3||4,6|
|Certified weight range (kg)||55-77||70-95||85-105||95-115|
|Upper sail||Porcher Skytex 38g / Porcher Skytex 32g|
|Lower sail||Porcher Skytex 27g|
|Ribs||Porcher Skytex 32g / 27g hard|
|Bands||Porcher Skytex 27g hard|
|Main lines||Liros PPSLS 180, Edelrid 8000-U90|
|Middle lines||Edelrid 8000-U90 / 8000-U50|
|Top lines||Edelrid 8000-U50 / Liros DC35|
|Brake lines||Liros PPSL 160, DC35 / Edelrid 8000-U130, 8000-U50|
|Risers||Güth & Wolf 12mm Webbing|
Is the deterioration on light-cloths higher than on a regular glider cloth?
What are the glide ratio (L/D), trim and maximum speeds?
1) Performance data are highly dependent on the drag of the pilot and are therefore related to sitting position and harness. The difference between aerodynamically favorable and unfavorable harnesses and sitting positions can be as much as a whole L/D number.
2) Performance increases with the size of the glider. A large glider will always outperform the same glider in a smaller size. So a question about the performance of a glider is always also a question about the size.
3) There is no normed method of testing the performance of paragliders. For example, speed varies with altitude and the associated different air pressure, but also with the total weight of the system.
That means that there simply isn’t THE speed or THE L/D that would allow a serious comparison with another glider. Performance data are dependent on the harness, the size of the glider, on the air mass and the total weight.
How do I calculate my takeoff weight?
Is it OK for me to shorten the brake lines on my skywalk paraglider?
Am I allowed to make modifciations to my skywalk paraglider?
Why shall I not navigate my glider through the C-level
Do the nylon wires in the glider near any special attention or packing method?
What are JetFlaps and how do they work?
What advantage do the JetFlaps on my skywalk paraglider offer?
Your CUMEO package
- the light high end intermediate CUMEO comes with:
- 1x Glider backpack (HIKE or ALPINE)
- 1x Compression strap
- 1x Innerbag for glider
- 1x Riser bag
- 1x Manual
- 1x Bandana
- 1x Repair Kit
- Sticker set