Original Reflex Profile

Reflex: the invisible tail-plane

First devised for tail-less aircraft in the 1930s, the trailing edge of a reflex wing is held down by the air flowing over the canopy and automatically keeps the front of the glider from diving or crumpling, giving increased speed, stability and safety in turbulent conditions.

Reflex Wing’s Mike Campbell-Jones rediscovered and re-engineered the reflex wing for paramotoring in the early 90s and has since refined the wing shapes, the materials and the control systems until today’s Reflex Wings gliders offer safety, agility and speed that pilots of 20 years ago could only dream of.

Safety comes First

Reflex wings are much more stable in pitch than standard wings. When you call them ‘standard’ wings, you would be referring to non-reflex or paragliding wings, however, much of the paragliding world is going on board with reflex, so it’s a move towards stability. Stability in pitch is being recognized more and more as a sign of safety. Reflex is at the top of that chart in terms of stability

Wings designed for PPG

It is improved pitch stability, its speed range without the need to do active flying. You can measure performance, you can measure sink rate, glide angle, etc. but another measure of performance is speed range, that’s how slow it can fly and how fast it can fly, and be safe. And paramotor-specific wings have the widest range possible, which means we can fly in more conditions than most other wings adapted from say paragliding.


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