Flame // Level Wings
Flame // Level Wings
The Flame by Level Wings is a true all-rounder, a wing which in its various sizes suits a wide variety of pilots and skill levels, from high end ridge soaring wings in the form of the 16m and 19m versions, with enough lift on tap to even allow thermalling in good conditions, to the serious high speed weapon in the form of the 9m.
All sizes of the Flame have tremendous glide and are very responsive in flight. The smaller sizes should only be considered by very experienced pilots, however the larger sizes are particularly suitable for those with a background in paragliding looking to make that step into Speedflying.
In our experience with the Flame so far, this wing is ideal for pilots coming from other mid-high aspect ratio speedwings such as the Mirage or Rapido(s) who are looking to have a bit more glide or carry a bit more speed when flying close to flatter terrain. The Flame has a shorter recovery arc than the Mirage RS or the Fury, but in the smaller sizes can maintain some very substantial speeds at relatively flat glide. It also has a lot of lift on launch, we’ve been foot launching it at 10-11.5Kg/m^2, although obviously that’s not to say you should fly anything smaller than you are comfortable with!
If you would like to know more about the Flame or are unsure of whether it’s suitable for you, contact us via the Zen Speedflyers facebook page or via email to chris[at]zensports.co.uk
Here’s what Level Wings have to say about this outstanding bit of kit:
Developed for smooth downhill flights, hike and fly, soaring in gentle to strong winds or pushing terrain flying, the FLAME is our best all-round, multi-use wing for all levels of pilot experience.
The wide range of wing sizes allows you to work your way down from larger Mini Wings to smaller Speedflying Wings, as your experience and skill improves.
The FLAME has a great glide ratio at its flat-trim position and provides quick and obvious feedback to the pilot, allowing for stress free takeoffs from many different launch sites. Depending on the strength of the wind and terrain, the large sizes are suitable for gentle soaring flights with the midrange great for those wanting to progress to soaring in stronger winds.
The larger sizes of wings can even fly XC on strong days allowing the pilot to core in thermals with confidence. The wing feedback is efficient and simple and with a larger than normal brake range, increases the steering comfort and forgives inaccuracies. These wings can also be used for powered flying (paramotoring) increasing your potential for fun!
The smaller sizes of wings give access to fast descent flying allowing you to release your assault on the steepest of descents. Super precise feedback from the wing keeps the pilot crystal clear on flight positioning and trajectory for one of the most accurate Speed Flying wings we have ever flown.
The wing has been specially designed with our signature trimming system. This keeps you safe from collapses and turbulences even at full speed so you can build confidence throughout the speed range. This a trademark of Francois Bon, our Founder and Head Designer, who has over 30 years of combined flying and design experience with these smaller wings.
The FLAME has ideal qualities in terms of speed, stability in turbulence, solidity and simplicity, and it will make your flying easier, safer and more fun!