The Opus Eight

The Opus 8 was designed in 1994 by Eric Wolff and Frank Fieseler as another step in the evolution of the Magnum Opus. It has many similarities to the Magnum Opus, but with a reduced wingspan of 8 feet. With it’s turbo bridle and smaller dimensions, the Opus 8 was more dynamic than the Magnum Opus. The Ultralight Opus 8 (above, left) and the Vented Opus 8 (above, right) pushed the wind range of the team further in both directions.

The Chicago Fire flew the Opus 8 to AKA and AKM Circuit national championships in 1996. Shanti Air, a six-person team that represented the US in the 1998 World Cup in France, also flew the Opus 8.