Sigma 9

Sigma 9 - Compact Power

The SIGMA 9 cross country intermediate excels in its maximum performance and precision. The distinctly compact wing conveys a feeling of well-inflated strength, especially when accelerated, and flying in thermally active air. The legendary SIGMA series stands for both tradition and progress. This ninth generation is again unmistakable in handling and design.

High performance you can use

Comprehensive SIGMA 9 performance is the result of extensive analysis and perfect finish. The compact setup and high stability allow its exceptional performance to be used over the complete polar curve, even in difficult conditions. This means that you can make the most of the SIGMA 9's considerable potential to deliver rewarding flights.

Advantages of reduced weight

The SIGMA 9 is the lightest in its class. Its weight of only 4.55 kgs puts it alongside the light glider segment, thanks to the use of high quality materials and sophisticated design. The SIGMA 9 can be packed smaller, therefore easier to carry, but the reduced canopy weight also has beneficial effects on takeoff behaviour, handling and passive safety. 

Legendary handling

Ever since the first 1989 model the SIGMA has set the sport class benchmark with its sporty and lively handling. The SIGMA 9 lives up to the tradition. Turning is even more direct and precise, especially when centring a thermal at high angle of attack; and long brake travel widens the pilot's margin of safety.

Sigma 9 - Technical details

SIGMA 9   23 25 27 29
Flat surface m2 22.5 25 27 29
Projected surface m2 18.8 20.9 22.5 24.2
Take off weight ** kg 60 - 85 75 - 100 90 - 115 105 - 130
Glider weight kg 4.55 4.9 5.25 5.55
Aspect ratio 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8
Projected aspect ratio 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1
Span m 11.5 12.1 12.6 13
Projected span m 8.8 9.3 9.6 9.9
Trim speed * km/h 39 (+/- 1) 39 (+/- 1) 39 (+/- 1) 39 (+/- 1)
Max. speed * km/h 55 (+/- 2) 55 (+/- 2) 55 (+/- 2) 55 (+/- 2)
Number of cells 59 59 59 59
Number of risers 3+1 3+1 3+1 3+1
Certification EN / LTF C EN / LTF C EN / LTF C EN / LTF C

* Values depending on wing loading, harness / pilot and glider size
** Pilot, wing, equipment

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