Advance Epsilon 5 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Advance Epsilon 5.

The Advance Epsilon 5.
Photo from the Advance Archives, reproduced with permission.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 1-2
Size Designation 25



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Price

Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Sep 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 price in Euros!
Euros 3000 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3800 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2020 GBP
Australian Dollars 5050 AUD
South African Rand 28000 ZAR
South Korean Won 3640000 KRW
Indian Rupees 175300 INR


Numerical Data

For all you number-crunchers out there, feast on this:
pilot take-off weight 65-88 kg (144-194 lbs)
wing weight 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs)
wing area (flat) 25.3 m² (272 ft²)
wing area (projected) 21.8 m² (235 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.2 m (40 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.0 m (30 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.0
aspect ratio (projected) 3.8
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 8.6:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 48 kph (30 mph, 26 knts)


Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

If numbers don't excite you, try this:
take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel high
agility average
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit spontaneous
landing behavior easy
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous
All the above were recorded when the paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Advance Epsilon 5. I hope this approach is useful for getting a good idea of the colors when quickly comparing wings. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus something different adorning the leading edge.

light blue with orange leading edge




orange with blue leading edge




red with yellow leading edge




white with red leading edge




yellow with silver leading edge





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