Rio-II (tandem)

Working on the Rio-II, we wanted to improve some of its characteristics through the use of modern technology (with all basic geometrical parameters of the new Rio we left unchanged). But we've got a tandem, which surpasses the previous model in almost all the major parameters. The new Rio-II has a higher aerodynamic efficiency, speed range, stability, maneuverability, easy and efficient lifting wing landing.   

Differences of Rio-II is even during the take-off : the canopy is filled faster, much easier to climb and goes into takeoff position over the head. This property is essential for a tandem flight with an engine and calm. The downside is that during take-off from the slope and during the strong wind more dynamic wing may require more attention from the pilot than it was in Rio I.  

Most of the new Rio gained momentum and in flight, which favorably affected its handling. Rio II controlled even easier - has less toggles pressure, better part of the thermal bend more easily kept in a stream. On sensations of controllability Rio-II is closer to Single paraglider. Despite of a little more dynamic Rio-II maintained a high level of comfort in turbulence. The wing "swallows" itself the wind gusts and turbulence, not swinging on the pitch and not too nervous the crew.

The new tandem also increased the stability of the wing. The turbulence wing resists collapses "to the last", which allowed us extend safely the speed range glider due to the new rises with a big swing trimmers.              

For the commercial tandem it is extremely important to have good and effective pillow - this property allows the glider to take "on board" heavier pilot and safely to land it in calm conditions. New Rio-II has more effective pillow "zero" as in the case of classical landing (progressive tightening toggles) and landing "over clocking". 

Until now, gliders Rio and Rio-II are the only paragliders with technology, "Fan scarf", which significantly reduces the weight of the wing, increases the strength and resource. 


Flight inprovements:
1. Easier filling, lifting and starting, especially in calm conditions.
2. A more pleasant, soft and responsive controls like "solo" paraglider.
3. Better cushion landing.
4. Wider speed range due to higher maximum speed.
5. Higher aerodynamic efficiency especially at high speed.

Technical changes
1. 3D-cut of top surface.
2. Technology of smoothed intake.
3. New rises with more effective trimmer.




Rio-II 36

Rio-II 38

Rio-II 42

Flight weight (offic.), kg 120-160 130-200 140-220
Sq, m  36 38 42
Span, m  14.14 14.53 15.27
Elongation  5.55 5.55 5.55
Square jut, m²  30.86 32.57 35.8
Span jut, m  11.23 11.54 12.13
Elongation jut 4.11  4.11
Space till canopy, m  8.3 8.53 8.96
Lines, m  400 445 467
Lines diameter, mm   0.9/1.0/1.1/1.2/1.9/2.2
Center chord, m  3.12 3.21 3.38
Ear chord, m  0.62 0.64 0.68
Section q-ty  52 52 52
Scale coefficient. %  1.13 1.16 1.217
Glider weight, m  6.8 7.2 7.9
Progress in the accelerator нет нет нет
Progress trimmer 16 16 16


Main fabrics


Manufacturer ID

Top surface (center. front) NCV Industries


Ribs, angle plate, slips NCV Industries


Forced loop

NCV Industries


Rosenberger AG Liros DSL 35, PPSL 120, PPSL 160, PPSL 200, PPSL 275,  TSL 380


A7850-080 ,   A7850-100

Lines loops ОАО «Лента» ЛТКП-15-185

Güth & Wolf

Dyneema Core 70404–15

Canopy, lines American&Efrid Inc. Nylon 46/2
Canopy, rises American&Efrid Inc. Nylon 69





 Fabric color NCV / Dominico: