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CORALCORAL
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PINEPINE

Echo 2

EN/LTF-B

A mischievous mountain nymph, the ECHO 2 is full of fun. It’s a lightweight EPIC 2 with the same lust for life, and a lighter spirit.

尺码

XS S M ML L
21 23 25 27 29

参数

  XS S M ML L
线性比例 0.92 0.96 1 1.04 1.08
投影面积 (m²) 17.7 19.6 21 22.7 24.5
平铺面积 (m²) 21 23 25 27 29
重量 (kg) 3.4 3.6 3.9 4.1 4.4
总绳长 (m) 227 233 244 254 263
高度 (m) 6.4 7 7.1 7.3 7.5
主伞绳数 (A/B/C) 3/4/3
气室数 45
平铺展弦比 5.2
投影展弦比 3.6
中心弦长 (m) 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 3
平铺翼展 (m) 10.4 10.9 11.4 11.8 12.3
投影翼展 (m) 8.2 8.5 8.9 9.3 9.6
配平速度 (km/h) 39
最大速度 (km/h) 53
最小下沉率 (m/s) 1
最佳滑翔比 9.5
飞行全重范围 (kg) 55-75 65-85 75-95 85-110 100-125
认证 (EN/LTF) B

简介

The ECHO is back, our lightweight low-B is perfect for pilots who like their paragliding served all ways. Hike-and-fly? Tick. It’s a kilo lighter than the EPIC 2, at 3.4kg in XS, and 4.4kg in L. It folds down nice and small with no fussy packing techniques required. Cross-country? Absolutely. It’s still a safe and easy low-B, with great glide performance and more speed than the original ECHO. You can safely use the bar all the way, and it has a B/C- steering system so you can get in your groove on bar, steer with the rears and munch those miles. Vol-biv? Please do! The sheathed lines, easy-handling risers and careful cloth choices mean ECHO 2 won’t wilt at the thought of a rocky launch. It’s easy to clear the lines to lay out in the wild, and the launch is really easy. So take her into the mountains, ECHO 2 is at home there!

The weights in the Specs table are with softlinks. The ECHO 2 is supplied as standard with maillons.

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科技

波浪形前缘剪切(CCB)

波浪形前缘剪切技术被用来改善伞的形状摩擦,提升伞的稳定性及整体综合性能。上翼面前端这两条延翼弦方向的缝合,能够很好地适应伞充气时因“球面效应”而产生的表面“鼓起”。平板缝合的气室在满足翼形时,这种“鼓起”会在翼肋处需要高达5cm的多余布料。波浪形前缘剪切技术利用3D塑形,巧妙吸收掉多余布料,极大地减少翼肋缝合处的褶皱,有效提升翼肋翼形及稳定性。

让人眼界大开的安全性

会“交流”的伞更安全。更安全的伞会让飞行员表现更好。表现更好的飞行员会飞得更远。飞得更远的飞行员会更开心。因此,让人大开眼界的安全性能够让飞行员们更开心。

Integrated Line Layout

The line layout of our gliders is fully integrated into the wing design. Sail and lines are designed together, holistically. The cell widths and the internal straps that transfer the load though the sail are all designed according to the line layout. Even the panel shaping is matched with the line layout through detailed CAD simulation. The result is simple: fewer lines and stronger, faster, safer gliders.

渐进式的稳定性

我们设计的伞全部都采用渐进式的稳定性,帮助飞行员及时感知颠簸并避开。这让飞行变得更加安全、更加舒适。

快速磁锁

快速磁锁是轻松连接刹车和组带的一个轻质而紧凑的附件。内部锁定系统和小磁块一起将刹车手柄在各个方向都锁定住,除了往下朝向飞行员的方向。这个独特的设计意味着在地面控伞、叠伞或练习科目时,刹车手柄都不易脱落。快速磁锁系统为飞行员轻松化解按扣和磁铁所带来的诸多烦恼。

重量优化的翼肋

在保持翼肋强度和刚度的同时,我们去掉了非必要的材料使用。这意味着,在不增加额外成本,也不妥协强度的前提下,让伞变得更轻盈。孔的位置和大小取决于局部翼面所承受的载荷,我们最新的软件可以对此进行精准测算。

三指对角支撑

横穿整个翼面的弦长,我们设计了穿过翼肋孔的三片式对角支撑。这一设计能够避免布料从翼肋上发生偏斜,即使在拉刹车时伞也更加坚固,从而让伞拥有更高的结构整体性。这一点在伞的后缘上显得尤其重要,因为后缘的翼形更薄,较浅的对角支撑结构承受着更高的载荷。

B/C Speed Steering

The risers are equipped with a new ‘speed riser’. It attaches the back of the speed system to front of the C-line steering handle. This balances the load on the C-steering handle, making the C-steering system simple and light to use. Because the force is on the dimensionally stable Kevlar-reInforced riser and not the pulley, the glider stays in trim.

千万级迭代流体/结构分析

滑翔伞设计的未来在很大程度上取决于模拟。不用再一个一个设计并生产雏形伞,现在,我们采用特别研发的结构/空气仿真程序,可以准确模拟出数以百计的伞。实际上,我们现在可以使用该程序测试虚拟的设计雏形,我们的每一款伞,现在都能实现200多次的模拟雏形,相关分析涉及多达5000万次的结构/空气迭代计算。

Multi-Plastics

By using different sizes of stiff black Perlon® and flexible orange plastic in specific places, we have optimised the rigidity and softness of the wing along the span to achieve optimal progressive stability.

Low Weight and Pack size

We have used lightweight cloth, mostly Porcher 27g/m2, on both surfaces. The ribs and diagonals are all weight optimised, and there are no long or stiff rods in the sail, so the wing can be easily and compactly folded.

目标群体

ECHO 2 is a multi-purpose superstar, a quiver of one! Whether you’re a relative beginner or have 20 flying years under your belt, she’s safe and accessible, with fun handling and good performance. We found a solution to the lightness/durability paradox with clever cloth combos that mean she’s light but still durable, and easy to handle too. So whether you fly locally, hike, travel or vol-bivouac, the ECHO 2 is everything you need.


设计师笔记

With the ECHO 2 we wanted to make something nice and light, that is easy to fold and carry. At the same time, it had to be user-friendly, not too fragile and have really usable performance.

The ECHO 2 is made entirely from high quality and industry proven Porcher cloth, mostly in 27g/m2 weight for both surfaces. On the leading edge there is sturdy 38g/m2 cloth in the centre where it is needed for additional strength and to ensure longevity.

There are small rods in the leading edge, but none are very long, and there are no rods in the back of the sail so it’s easily foldable and can be packed small.

We opted for the same risers as are on the EPIC 2, because they are much easier to handle than Dyneema ‘rope’ style risers, and this wing is designed to be accessible to lower-airtime pilots. We also kept to sheathed lower lines for the same reason, especially for rocky or awkward launches. They are easier to see, so you can spot if they are caught around anything before you try to launch, and it means they can be colour coded so you can easily tell the lines apart.

We worked a LOT on perfecting the launch, and from the feedback we’re getting we reckon we got it right. The light sail comes up like a dream and settles over your head till you decide to go. No holding back or over-flying, and no hurtling forwards at high speed in strong winds. It’s easy and relaxing, just the way we like it!

While safety is always a priority with a low-B wing, the ECHO 2 included, we also wanted the ECHO 2 to have really usable performance. It is a bit faster than the original, and we’ve used a similar B/C steering system to that on the BASE 2, on the EPIC 2 and ECHO 2. You can safely explore the whole bar travel, and learn to correct your direction with the rear risers. There won’t be a lot of pitch-correction to manage with the ECHO 2, and rear-riser steering is a good method to get used to if you’re a newer pilot moving up through the glider levels. If you’d rather not use it yet, that’s fine. The way it’s designed it does not clutter the risers, and can be ignored until you’re ready.

Long brake travel helps avoid an accidental stall or spin, and the brakes are beautifully precise and direct. The handling is BGD through and through – playful and fun and the colours have crept onto the undersurface too for even more pzazz. (And as the pilot you get to see them too, bonus!)

飞行水平 / 风格

标配

滑翔伞 / Giveaway / Manual card / Stickers / 伞包 / 修补工具包 / 内伞包 / 组带保护袋 / 捆扎带

材料

上翼面 Porcher Skytex, Classic II 27g/m², 38g/m²
下翼面 Porcher Skytex Classic II 27g/m²
内部结构 Porcher Skytex hard finish 32g/m²
伞鼻加固 Plastic wire 2,3 / 2,7mm
组带 12mm Kevlar / Nylon webbing
滑轮 Allen
上层伞绳 Edelrid Magix Pro Dry 8001U
中层伞绳 Edelrid Magix Pro Dry 8001U
下层伞绳 Edelrid PPSL and TSL
刹车绳 Liros DSL, PPSL

相关视频

Echo 2

21-09-2022

The ECHO 2 is a multi-purpose superstar, a quiver of one with fun handling and good performance. Check out the official video! 更多

Echo 2 Tech

30-09-2022

With the ECHO 2 we wanted to make something nice and light, that is easy to fold and carry. Tom and the team talk through some of its technical features. 更多