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The Ultralite succeeded it in setting a recognized standard for the "walk-and-fly" discipline.The fourth generation Ultralite is a completely new design incorporating innovative technologies for higher levels of performance, glide, perfs, with higher speed, better handling and even easier inflation behavior. The icing on the cake: it's a few grams lighter than its predecessor and packs into a more compact volume.
In the more than 15 years that we have been developing lightweight wings at OZONE, our wings have gone to the top of Everest, participated in every edition of the X-Alps, and broken bibouac flight distance records around the world. The Ultralite series remains very dear to the hearts of the OZONE R&D team, as each of us is a mountaineer or walker-flyer.
So, the development of our ultralight equipment is continuous. We have accumulated a great deal of experience in working with lightweight materials and mastering special construction techniques, which has resulted in a wide range of wings, from the highly innovative XXLite single surface sail, to the winning LM5 in the X-Alps. The Ultralite 4 incorporates all of this knowledge to create the lightest wing we have ever certified. Because the Ultralite is a true full-size wing, take-off and landing are as easy and safe as with a normal glider, allowing you to use it with confidence in the most extreme conditions: at high altitudes, in deep snow or on the most difficult launches.
The UL4 offers sufficient perfs to exploit thermals, soaring and cross country flying in complete safety and comfort. During its design, our goal was to increase its performance, speed and handling without compromising durability, safety or packing volume. Its reduced weight is the result of modern manufacturing using a smart mix of Porcher Skytex 27g, Dominico N20D and Dominico N10D which have a long history of durability.
The new profile, internal structure and riser design allow the sail to achieve higher speed with better performance throughout the speed range, thanks to the 3D design. A 14% reduction in total line drag and optimized air inlet openings have also improved the wing's performance. The shaped plan, which remains similar to the previous Ultralite with the same aspect ratio, maintains comfort and ease of use, and is the foundation of the UL4's exceptional safety. The risers allow for a wider speed range and feature low friction rings for weight savings.
Homologated and available in 4 sizes, the Ultralite 4 is suitable for a wide range of uses; from beginner-intermediate to expert flying for a wide range of pilot weights. The Ultralite 4 was designed for advanced hikers, mountaineers, walkers, or pilots who want a second glider for travel.
The Ultralite 4 is a great choice for those who want to fly with a second glider.
Although the UL4 is a full-size glider in the air, the wing's extremely light weight as well as its very compact design allow it to be packed into an extremely small space. Imagine packing your glider, including harness, rescue and helmet, between your legs or in the luggage compartment of the plane on your next trip!