The Swift Max is designed for experienced tandem pilots who seek a light-weight high-performance XC machine for personal tandem adventures. The Swift Max is a new concept for OZONE and is very different to our Magnum series, which is designed to satisfy the needs of a commercial tandem operation. The Swift Max is based on the popular Swift series, and features all of the same performance features including the new SharkNose, an advanced arc, and low drag line plan.
The Swift Max is a world record holding, high performance tandem, designed for XC and soaring flights. Based on a similar design philosophy to the Swift4, the SwiftMAX offers the glide performance, sink rate, handling, and speed normally associated with solo wings.
The SwiftMAX’s moderate aspect ratio, combined with the compact and predictable handling made possible by the SharkNose, offers an impressive blend of ease of use, lightness, and performance. Thanks in part to its light construction, the Swift Max’s launch characteristics are excellent with an easy-up inflation.
The use of lightweight materials and construction techniques keeps the overall weight down to a minimum (7kgs). This gives the wing an agile, responsive feel in the air whilst aiding safe recoveries from collapses and other departures from normal flight.
The SharkNose profile offers a level of performance and solidity unique amongst tandems. The wing cuts through turbulence in a solid, predictable manner, and is very resistant to collapse throughout the speed range. The trimmers have a wide useable range; top speed is relatively fast for a tandem, yet the wing remains solid and efficient, ideal for long transitions between thermals or pushing forward into wind. Also, thanks to the SharkNose, it is particularly resistant to stall or spin.
The OZONE R&D philosophy of True Performance focuses a lot of attention on each wing’s Aspect Ratio. The AR of the SwiftMAX was intentionally kept moderate, for the security and ease of use expected of a tandem wing. Certified EN C, the SwiftMAX is designed for experienced tandem pilots who want a wing to impress their friends and family with. It is not intended to replace the Magnum2 which remains the reliable workhorse for professional tandem pilots.
During the SwiftMAX development phase, the wing design was subjected to rigorous real-world testing. OZONE R&D team member, Honorin Hamard, together with his partner, Karine Gras, flew the Swift Max 407km in Brazil, smashing the world tandem distance record. The duo spent almost 11 hours in the air and reported that despite the intense conditions, the Swift Max delivered a smooth ride. If you are an experienced tandem pilot who wants to fly XC, then we hope this is the wing for you.
The SwiftMAX does not ship with spreaders included. Please speak with your dealer to choose the set of spreaders that best fits your needs.