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The fifth version of the Vega, designed in the aim of finding the best compromise between safety and performance

R&D team’s note

Paradoxically it does not come from its predecessor Vega 4, it’ a completely new design.
While developping the Vega 5, we used all the experience we have gained in developing a highly successful competition glider, the Mercury. Also we used all the latest technologies that are in the high-end glider Venus 4. As a result, the Vega 5 is a very safe and stable glider on the boundary of EN-B / EN-C, but with some really good performance


The front part of the profile is rigidified by crossed plastics rods, also know as the shark nose. It enables stable inflation of canopy at all angles of attack.

Vega 5 has a relativly low aspect ratio of 6.2, wich allows an overall safer behaviour.

The shape of the upper front pannels have been optimized using 3D modeling (called 3D shapping) to get a cleaner leading edge for a better penetration in the air, glide and speed.

Using the mini-ribs on the trailing edge for better direction of flow of the outgoing airflow – reducing secondary turbulence, which in turn reduces the overall resistance of the canopy, thus contributing to higher glide ratio / has already been a standard feature for Axis wings.

Lines layout is pure three-line structure. This solution, along with linear distribution of the lines along the span, has enabled us to greatly reduce the consumption of lines, which also contributes significantly to relatively high maximum speed.


The Vega is aimed for XC pilots that want to be able to use 100% of the potential of their glider. It was designed to give a very conforting feedback and thus allowing you to go further, feeling better.

L, M, S, XL, XS, XXS

Technical Data

Minimum Weight (kg)4050658095110
Maximum Weight (kg)607590105120135
Glider Weight (kg)4.304.404.604.805.005.20
Number of Cells595959595959
Projected Area (m^2)
Flat Area (m^2)19.2421.5123.4225.4127.0729.10
Projected Span (m)8.559.049.439.8310.1410.51
Flat Span (m)10.9211.5512.0512.5512.9613.43
Projected Aspect Ratio4.514.514.514.514.514.51
Flat Aspect Ratio6.
Root Chord (m)

Axis Vega 5

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