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RRacro - Matrix

RRacro - Matrix



RR Acro Wings is the product of Raul Rodríguez’s 22 year flying career combined with paragliding manufacturer NOVA, bring you this exclusive line of new wings: RR Acro Wings. A unique combination.

The small sizes of MATRIX are ideal for mountain flying or speed flying. A lightweight wing of simple construction and reinforced for acrobatic flight. High internal pressure with quite physical brakes Total manouevrability in all dynamic moves. Reacts strongly to brake input and weight shift. It pendulums easily and can remain in a dive for radical descents. We do not recommend acro on these sizes of the MATRIX as the behaviour is extremely radical. The inflation and take-off are very easy and to land a strong swing-through is required.

The large sizes of MATRIX are designed for acro flying which is different to all other gliders giving a unique flying experience. It's new design gives the MATRIX a very high internal pressure. The brake travel is long for an acro wing and the brake pressure is fairly physical as a result. The handling in Helicopters is a bit different to other acro wings but once the pilot has mastered it it's easy to enter into and maintain helicopters from any position. The SAT Manouevres are excellent, better than any other acro wing. It maintains pressure in the wingtips in any SAT positions. In Rhythmic SAT you can release the brake entirely without any collapses. In Infinit the glider behaves very well without any loss of energy or pressure and with a strong tendancy to stablise vertically. The glider is more suited to Intermediate Acro Pilots who are already competent in the basic acro manouevres and is in the process of learning more advanced moves: Asymmetric Spirals, Looping, Helicopter, Mc Twist, Asymmetric SAT.

Beginner Acro pilot who is starting to learn the first acro manouevres: Full Stall, Negative Spins, Tail Slide, Pitch Pendulums, Wing overs, Asymmetric Spirals, SAT. Recommended wing: ROLLING.

Advanced Acro Pilot who has all manouevres mentioned above fully under control and who can comfortably try the rest of the acro manouevres: Tumbling, Rhythmic SAT, Misty Flip, Mc Twist and all combinations of the above. Recommended wing: RADIX.


12 - 14 Speedflying

Green: It has a low sink-rate, is easy to take-off and land, and the reactions to brake input are a little faster. It is only advisable to do dynamic manouevres as any other type of acro manouevre is difficult to control requiring an advanced skill level.

Yellow: This is the ideal weight range for Speedflying, with a moderate sink-rate. Take-off and landings are more technical, the turns are quick and precise and the wing can perform wingovers and very steep turns. It is only advisable to do dynamic manouevres as any other type of acro manouevre is difficult to control requiring an advanced skill level.

Orange: In this weight range the sink-rate is quite high, the take-off is technical and high speed, and the landing is very technical requiring a good swing-through for a soft landing. The turns are extreme with a high sink rate and require precise, technical piloting. It is only advisable to do dynamic manouevres as any other type of acro manouevre is difficult to control requiring an advanced skill level.

Red: With this loading the wing dives radically throughout flight, requiring very technical piloting and the reactions to brake input are extreme. It is not recommendable to perform acro.

16 - 18 - 20 - 22 Acro

Blue: The wing loading within this weight range is very low but an Intermediate level acro pilot can do almost any type of acrobatic manouevre although the wing reacts quite slowly. The pilot will have a very low sink rate in normal flight and a nice turn in thermic flight. NEGATIVE Manouevres: (Full Stalls, Tail Slide, Negative Spins, Helicopters, Misty Flips, Mc Twist) it is possible to perform these manouevres, although the wing has a slow rotation. DYNAMIC Manouevres: (Wing overs, Wagas, Asymmetrics, Looping) within this weight range the wing does is not ideally loaded for dynamic manouevres. The pilot will be able to perform dynamic moves but it is not easy to keep up the energy necessary for looping and there is a possibility of collapses and slack lines. SAT Manouevres: (SAT, Asymmetric SAT, Tumbling, Infinit, Rhythmic SAT) the SAT and Asymmetric SAT work well within this weight range. The wing is stable and maintains pressure. Tumbling and Rhythmic SAT will only just work and will have a tendancy to collapse if the wing passes vertically underneath the pilot. Infinit is not reccommended and will only work for one or two rotations.

Green: In this weight range the pilot will find the wing nicely energised but still not sufficient to perform high-level manouevres. Here an Intermediate level acro pilot will feel comfortable enough to progress further in almost any manouevre. The wing reacts in a lively manner and there is less reaction time for the pilot. NEGATIVE Manouevres: these type of manouevres work well with a rotation speed more suited to this type of wing DYNAMIC Manouevres: with this slightly higher wing loading all dynamic manouevres can be performed but it still lacks some energy to perform Looping. SAT Manouevres: more energy and higher pressure in the wing for all of these manouevres but still insufficient for Rhythmic SAT and Infinit.

Yellow: This is the ideal weight range for all types of acro manouevres and the best choice for pilots of intermediate to advanced level. The reactions of the wing are very agile and have absolute precision. NEGATIVE Manouevres: all negative manouevres are fast and quick to react. The entry into negative and stall is very precise and enters easily at the right moment. DYNAMIC Manouevres: all types of dynamic manouevres are excellent at this wing loading with highly energised execution and presice handling. SAT Manouevres: plenty of energy and high pressure in the wing in any SAT position. The Rhythmic SAT and Infinit work perfectly with this wing loading.

Orange: With this weight the reactions of the wing are still very good for all the acro manouevres but it is necessary to be an advanced acro pilot. NEGATIVE Manouevres: the reactions in this type of manouevre are very quick and the rotations are very fast, giving the pilot little time to react to the wing. DYNAMIC Manouevres: the movements are very agressive with a tendancy to pitch and dive rapidly, although it still performs highly energised manouevres with precise handling. SAT Manouevres: excellent momentum in all SAT manouevres with easy entry and maintaining a high speed of rotation.

Red: From this weight onwards the manouevres become extremely radical requiring absolute pilot control at all times. Any piloting error will result in big collapses and very fast autorotations.





Manufacture: RR Acro Wings


 Technical Data

Model 12m² 14m² 16m² 18m² 20m²
Area (Flat/Projected) m² 12.45/10.65 14.44/12.35 16.43/14.05 18.43/15.77 20.46/17.50
Wing Span (Flat/Projected) m 7.68/6.20 8.27/6.88 8.82/7.13 9.34/7.55 9.85/7.95
Chord (max/min) m 1.97/0.69 2.12/0.74 2.26/0.79 2.39/0.83 2.52/0.88
Aspect Ratio (Flat/Projected) 4.74/3.61
No. of Cells 42
Wing Material ?
Weight (kg) 2.7 3.0 3.4 4.6 5.0
Glide Ratio ?:1
Trim Speed ~ Top Speed ?km/h ~ ?km/h
Recommended Fly weight (kg) 60-100 60-105 60-110 70-115 80-120


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