Requirements for the NYOS RS
“Can’t you make it with much higher aspect ratio? It’s just so easy to fly!”
That’s what we heard most often from pilots flying the new NYOS RS during field testing.
Yes, we can do that – and we have! There was minimal performance increase though since there is little room to improve glide and climb within the EN-B class.
In our opinion and from what we have experienced, the NYOS RS is the easiest and most pleasant glider to fly currently available in the high end B category. The pilot stays in full control even in incredibly turbulent conditions, thanks to RAST. If there are nevertheless any disruptions, in the vast majority of cases, these are stopped by the “wall”. Dynamics, demands on the pilot and loss of altitude are often even less than with current EN-A gliders. The more turbulent the air, then the more marked the difference from gliders without RAST. When pilots flying gliders without RAST are already starting to notice unpleasant turbulent conditions, the NYOS RS continues to convey safety and a good feeling during flight.
We are confident that there is no other glider available which matches its combination of safety, damping, performance and handling – making the NYOS RS the first in a new class, the comfort-performance class!
NYOS RS – an innovative work of art
The NYOS RS uses the latest generation of our bulkhead partition system with non-return valves and perfected tension distribution.
A third level of tension is created above the pilot (in addition to the leading edge and trailing edge tension), providing a completely new feeling of stability.
The NYOS RS is now brought into the EN-B performance class for the first time by this new RAST feeling, which you can read about in all test reports of other SWING gliders with RAST.
It would be hard to get a more functional design of the RAST system under the certification requirements than we have with the NYOS RS. It was very difficult to provoke the collapses required for certification in the specified measurement field. The norm would have to be altered for even greater stability. Collapses across the wing chord and front stalls with great loss of altitude are extremely unlikely with the NYOS RS. We have not yet experienced any collapses or front stalls in actual flight where the folding angle was not reliably stopped by the RAST wall – and before the pilot was able to intervene. Our test flights and simulations are not carried out only over water. Particularly in testing RAST, we intentionally seek out challenging flying days in the Dolomites during spring and summer, so that we get findings under real conditions!
The result: it has never been so easy to use the full performance potential of a paraglider even in tough conditions – thanks to the 10 advantages of RAST.
Nitinol-leading edge reinforcements
The leading edges need to have the most stable shape possible when it comes to maximum performance and stability, particularly at full speed.
The disadvantage of traditional plastic stiffening is that it has a predetermined curve, which can reduce stretch in the leading edge.
The solution is to use rods made from the high-tech memory metal Nitinol.
These are inherently straight and stretch the leading edge like a drum, when fed into the guide channels.
Nitinol is a nickel-titanium alloy used in medical engineering because of its dimensional stability, e.g. in dental braces, glasses frames and fixation devices.
All leading edge reinforcements for the NYOS RS are manufactured from this quality material. This means that you neither have to pack up the NYOS RS painstakingly cell by cell, nor leave it unfolded if you are not flying for a long time.
Simply roll it up, compress it firmly and you already have the pack size of a small mountain glider!
Modern new fabric
You can’t fail to notice the new glider fabric used for the NYOS RS. It is shinier, comes in a range of new colours and feels different to the touch from regular fabrics. The material was developed in close collaboration with our supplier and was optimised for use in paraglider manufacture. The new high-tech fabric is extremely lightweight and stands out because of its above-average form stability, tear resistance and durability.
The profile of the NYOS RS is a logical refinement of the tried and tested Nexus profile. Most performance gliders fly best at the upper limit of their specified weight range. This is not the case with the NYOS RS: speed and performance are nearly identical across the entire weight range.
Consistent lightweight construction
The profile ribs and diagonal ribs have been made thinner, without weakening the strategically important load points. The diagonal ribs are sewn down along the cut edges (and through to the back in the C/D level) so that they stay the same length over a long time even in tough conditions.
Riser perfected for accelerated speeds
It’s not much help if a glider can fly fast but your kneecaps suffer in the process! That’s why we spent a good deal of time and energy on the risers for the NYOS RS. Minimal force is needed when accelerating and the full throttle position can be held for a long time without causing cramp.
We had originally linked the C-riser steering with the B-level. In practice we couldn’t find any advantage to this with the NYOS RS: deployment force was too high and too much speed was lost on stabilisation. What has proved most effective is the C-bridge, where the wing tips and the centre section can be stabilised separately or together, depending on how the C-bridge is pulled. This is used in the NYOS RS and allows precise adjustments even at full throttle, without losing speed.
We thought a lot about how to describe the NYOS RS as objectively as possible and without exaggerating. Anyone who has ever flown the NYOS RS agrees that the NYOS RS is incredibly simple to fly, particularly in turbulence and strong thermals, really fun, and you feel extremely comfortable with this glider.
The NYOS RS is for us the ultimate comfort-race machine for your XC adventures!
Feel the difference!