Colt 2 Light
Colt 2 Light
Colt 2 Light is an EN C paraglider of 6,2 aspect ratio and 61 cells.Since it was designed for actively flying pilots, it’s perfect for both cross-country and competition flying. This canopy features high passive safety accompanied with great performance and perfect handling... and light weight of course...
Design and purpose
Colt 2 Light is designed with experienced pilots in mind who like new challenges, but appreciate safety and pure joy of flight.
We’ve been refining the canopy for a long time in order to present D class agility and performance along with C-class safety and easy handling. Optimal balance of passive safety and performance of the original Colt has been further improved in this version.
The original Colt was enhanced with modern solutions tried in the Coden: shark nose and three sections of rods (Flexi Edge technology).
The wingtip was modified too. Airfoil of the Colt 2 Light despite its high lift to drag ratio has some traits of a reflex profile too, used optimally for the paraglider’s class, intended use and performance. The aspect ratio was carefully balanced in order to fully utilize merits of the new ideas, while retaining the most optimal proportion of passive safety and performance, which we believe to be the best in this paraglider class.
Colt 2 Light colors have been simplified due to the use of a lighter fabric, and also to avoid seams that are not necessary for construction reasons. Another minor modification is the use of thinner main lines in the central part of the wing.
- The inner reinforcements, integral rods and mini-ribs take care of exact aerofoil reproduction and stability.
- Carefully planned and redesigned three-row rigging creates distinctly smaller drag, thus improving overall performance.
- Mini-ribs in the trailing edge keep it in shape and decrease ballooning, so the airflow is much improved.
All these concepts result in great performance – the paraglider has finesse until recently to be found only in canopies with much bigger aspect ratio, in addition it’s fast and steady when accelerated. Colt 2 Light turns smoothly and obediently, and since this is combined with meagre sink it will let you easily stay in weak and narrow thermals.
As in other our paragliders, the risers, of the Colt 2 Light constitute a complete, comfortable and carefully thought out “control panel” based on narrow Aramid risers, where each instrument is placed exactly where it should be and works as it should.
Soft, light brake handles with Smart Lock will be greatly appreciated during long flights, for which the Colt 2 Light was designed.
Colt 2 Light is produced in new technology, utilizing capabilities of precise laser cutter.
Design solutions, technologies and other functionalities are listed below in the Technologies section.
SN - Shark-nose
Airtakes designed and executed in Shark-nose technology meaning specific, concave shape of the reinforced profile area at its leading edge (the name comes form the very shape, reminding shark’s nose).See more
DOA - Dudek Optimized Airfoil
Dudek Optimized Airfoil It incorporates all our experiences stemming form previous designs and as a special feature is optimized with dedicated engineering software.See more
CSG - Canopy Shape Guard
CSG – Canopy Shape Guard – is our unique system controlling canopy coherence. It is because of this system that our wings are equally tensioned, smooth, stable and… simply remarkable.See more
LR - Laser Technology
Capabilities of the laser cutter allow for serial cutting of complicated shape narrow elements in large numbers, their optimal placing in relation to structure of the textile and highest possible precision of cut.See more
FET - Flexi Edge Technology
The leading edge is closed to the airflow, and its precise shape is kept with laminated cloth reinforcements, incorporating synthetic rods. The rods make the leading edge stiffer and smoother, bringing improvements in many areas – from easier inflation, through stiffening the canopy in flight to improved general airflow.See more
MR - Mini-Ribs
Mini ribs speak for themselves – they are additionally introduced in the trailing edge between main ribs. Their task is to decrease ballooning (expanding and deformation of the cells) in this vital area af the aerofoil.
Keeping the rear part in shape reduces the drag induced behind trailing edge, thus improving general airflow and increasing airspeed.See more
ACS - Auto Cleaning Slots
Dedicated slots automatically removing dirt from the wing tips.See more
3L - Three-liner
Thanks to introduction of stiffening rods (Flexi Edge Technology) and other internal reinforcements, elimination of one suspension row – from four to three – was possible. In effect, reduced total length of lines led to reduction of the drag, thus improving overall performance of the design.See more