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Axis Comet Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Axis Comet.

Canopy of the Axis Comet paraglider.
Nice close-up of the Comet paraglider canopy. And how's that for a ridge, in the background!
(Source: para2000.org)

Year of Manufacture 2011
Certification EN B
Size M





Price

Note: These international prices for the Axis Comet paraglider are only a guide. They are Oct 2011 currency conversions from the 2011 price in Euros.
Euros 3250 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4500 USD
British Pounds 2800 GBP
Australian Dollars 4400 AUD
South African Rand 36100 ZAR
Indian Rupees 224000 INR
South Korean Won 5100000 KRW


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 80-105 kg (177-232 lbs)
wing weight 5.6 kg (12.4 lbs)
wing area (flat) 25.9 m² (279 ft²)
wing area (projected) 22.4 m² (241 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.1 m (40 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.7 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.6
aspect ratio (projected) 4.2
min sink 1.0 m/s (197 fpm, 3.6 kph, 1.9 knts)
best glide ratio ???:1
speed min 22 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 52 kph (32 mph, 28 knts)


Some EN Test Results

take-off - rising behaviour smooth, easy and constant rising
take-off - special technique? no
landing - special technique? no
speed range > 10 kph using controls yes
roll stability and damping - oscillations reducing
gentle spirals - return to straight flight spontaneous exit
steep banks - sink rate after 2 turns more than 14 m/s
symmetric front collapse - entry Rocking back greater than 45°
symmetric front collapse - recovery Spontaneous in less than 3 sec
full stall - dive forward angle 0 to 30°
full stall - collapse? no
full stall - rocking back less than 45°
asymmetric collapse 50% - attitude max dive or roll 0 to 15°
asymmetric collapse 50% - re-inflation spontaneous
asymmetric collapse 50% - total course change less than 360°
asymmetric collapse 75% - attitude max dive or roll 15 to 45°
asymmetric collapse 75% - re-inflation spontaneous
asymmetric collapse 75% - total course change less than 360°
maintained collapse - able to maintain course yes
maintained collapse - 180° turn away yes, under 10 seconds
tends to spin at low speed? no
after release from developed spin stops spinning in less than 90°
B-line stall, before release - course change less than 45°
B-line stall, before release - behavior remains stable with straight span
B-line stall, after release - recovery spontaneous in less than 3 sec.
B-line stall, after release - dive angle 0 to 30°
big ears - entry procedure dedicated controls
big ears - behavior stable flight
big ears - recovery spontaneous in less than 3 s
big ears - dive forward on exit 0 to 30°
steep spiral - exit behavior spontaneous exit
steep spiral - recovery turn angle less than 720°, spontaneous recovery
All the above were recorded when this Axis paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Axis Comet. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
West
Wine
Fire
Mars


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