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SIGMA 10 - Epic XC

The SIGMA 10 updates the story of the legendary SIGMA series. An aspect ratio of 6.16 and 66 cells puts this High End XC Intermediate in the middle of the C class. The new ADVANCE flagship combines outstanding performance with sporty dynamic and superior appearance. The best start for epic cross country exploits.

A new sportiness

At the End of April’s the time: that’s when the SIGMA 10 is coming on the market. The new cross country wing is the result of an exhaustive development process. A fresh technical environment was set up for the SIGMA 10 to completely free it from the previous model, and another 11% fewer line metres has been achieved. The performance increase is mind-blowing. The new profile is well-balanced in pitch, and good directional stability contributes to relaxed flying over long distances. Even so, the SIGMA 10 has the spritely handling that allows the pilot to feel the sportiness of the wing. Pure flying fun is guaranteed.

 

State-of-the-art features

3D Diamond Shaping introduces a completely new technological feature. A new approach to 3D Shaping enabled us to improve seam bunching, and better manage fabric distortion at the leading edge, so producing an even smoother wing surface – and better performance. Tension and weight–optimised Sliced Diagonals achieve perfect load distribution inside the wing, and Miniribs contribute to a smooth trailing edge. The wing is built with ADVANCE Quality-Lightweight technique and the 25 weighs a mere 4.9 kg. Certification was achieved without the use of folding lines.

Optimal weight subdivisions

This ADVANCE sportster now comes in five sizes to provide a more concise choice to match flying weight. Which size should I choose? The new Seamless Weight Ranges avoid this awkward question for most pilots. The majority fly in different places with different conditions – individual requirements vary. Seamless weight ranges provide the best choice of glider size to suit a pilot’s in-flight weight for the chosen flying circumstances. Very specific requirements will still throw up the traditional question where the weight and function choice arrives at a point where two sizes overlap, but five sizes will much reduce this problem.

 

Good-looking and elegant

Last but not least, the SIGMA 10 catches the eye with distinctive aesthetics and elegance. Together with fabric manufacturer Porcher Sport, ADVANCE have developed a new “Spectra Green” colour. This crisp green is exclusive to ADVANCE and will be introduced on the SIGMA 10. Altogether there are four modern colour schemes to choose from. Of course, you enjoy with your eyes first …

 

Technical Data

SIGMA 10 2123252729
Flat surfacem22122.924.526.428.4
Projected surfacem21819.62122.624.3
Ideal weight rangekg65 - 7575 - 8585 - 9797 - 110110 - 125
Certified takeoff weightkg60 - 7770 - 8880 - 10092 - 114105 - 128
Glider weightkg4.454.754.855.155.45
Spanm11.4011.9012.3012.8013.25
Projected spanm9.109.509.8010.2010.60
Aspect ratio6.166.166.166.166.16
Projected aspect ratio4.64.64.64.64.6
Max. chordm2.302.432.482.582.67
Number of cells6666666666
Number of risers33333
Accelerator travel max.cm1112161718
CertificationEN / LTF DEN / LTF CEN / LTF CEN / LTF CEN / LTF C

Colours

Standard colours
grey
pacific
red
spectra

Special colours
White bottom sail
selected color-code:
White bottom sail
Bottom sail: with this combination only a white bottom sail is possible
  • Picture by Ojovolador
  • Picture by Ojovolador
  • Picture by Ojovolador

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