Performance and Tech:
The modified Zeno profile provides high stability throughout the speed range, excellent chordwise cohesion in turbulent conditions, and is forgiving at high angle of attack. The Zeolite has the lowest line consumption and lowest line drag of any wing Ozone has ever produced, making its performance similar to the Zeno/Z-Alps. Excellent sail cohesion and true 2-line B Riser control means superb climbing characteristics and high efficiency on turbulent glides.
The inflation is as easy as the LM5. Nil-wind inflation requires only one or two steps. It is totally acceptable to inflate from a condensed, restricted, or even “messy” layout on the ground. In stronger winds the wing can be inflated from a ball, or by using the cobra method. The landing characteristics have also been improved — parachutal stall is easy to initiate, yet the profile is forgiving and always eager to re-fly making it the easiest of our X-Alps wings to top land.
Character in flight:
In Luc’s words, “Perfect B handle control. Parachutal flight is easily controllable for near vertical landings. Perfect for tight landings, top landings, and restrictive terrain. It is nicely behaved in collapses. Precise handling. Also don’t forget it copes well with very compact or careless packing!”
“To me Zeolite is the perfect hike & fly glider without compromise.
Easy, performance, great handling, fast and above all ultralight. Take off and landings have never been so easy. It’s a real Swiss knife for adventure flying.
Once you have tried it, it’s hard to live without it!”
The Zeolite is certified EN D and only suitable for highly experienced and competent XC pilots who fly more than 100 hours per year.
|Number of cells||64||64||64|
|Projected area (m2)||17.4||18.6||19.8|
|Flat Area (m^2)||20.7||22.1||23.6|
|Projected Span (m)||9.3||9.6||9.9|
|Flat Span (m)||11.8||12.2||12.6|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||4.9||4.9||4.9|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||6.7||6.7||6.7|
|Root Chord (m)||2.36||2.44||2.52|
|Glider Weight (kg)||2.85||2.99||3.17|
|In-flight Weight Range (kg)||65-85||80-95||90-105|