Opening the Axis bag and the glider showed a very good quality construction .The Comet 2 has a shark nose, thin lines on the upper layers, very sporty risers look.
Performance is written just by looking on the Comet 2 .
Launching the glider is uneventful for the B class. I am flying the S size 70-90 at 88 all up.
First turn showed a moderate and light feel on the brakes with precise response enabling an agile turn.
The Comet 2 S can be very nicely placed inside the thermals by applying the exact amount on the brakes.
It has some moderate roll movements found in the B class. The pitching behavior is nearly absent ,enabling the pilot to concentrate on the flight.
Loading the S size at max didn’t really affect the glider capability to climb in weak cores. In fact with it’s linear and precise handling , the weakest thermals can be easily exploited.
The strongest point of the Comet 2 is it’s glide angle at trim speed . After many glides with top B gliders, the Comet 2 is outstanding ! It stands right by side and not far from the best in this category . At second bar there's more to work on as the glide deteriorate a bit.
The speed system is moderate to light and easy to use ,with a top speed around 54 km/h .
Big ears are very stable and a superb way to descend quickly.
Wing overs are fun, and the S size is playful.
Conclusion: Each glider gives a certain feeling after landing. Some are special, some are exquisite, others are less…
The Comet 2 gave me the feeling of getting it airborne again ,like after a successful first date…
I think the Comet 2 is a balanced and fun glider to fly. It has everything to get it’s pilot on the longest XC’s with the pleasure of flying it.
If this glider meets your budget, i recommend a test flight as soon as possible with the satisfaction that will come along !
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Axis Comet 2 S
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