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Dudek Optic Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Dudek Optic.

Dudek Optic Paraglider
Great view of the Optic paraglider canopy from below, with some of the upper surface color scheme showing through the white lower surface.
(Source: para2000.org)

Year of Manufacture 2012
Certification EN B
Size 26





Price

Note: These international prices for the Dudek Optic paraglider are only a guide. They are Jun 2012 currency conversions from the 2012 price in Euros.
Euros 2600 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3300 USD
British Pounds 2100 GBP
Australian Dollars 3200 AUD
South African Rand 27000 ZAR
Indian Rupees 184000 INR
South Korean Won 3790000 KRW


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 75-100 kg (166-221 lbs)
wing weight 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.0 m² (280 ft²)
wing area (projected) 22.5 m² (242 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.9 m (40 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.6 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.5
aspect ratio (projected) 4.1
min sink 1.0 m/s (197 fpm, 3.6 kph, 1.9 knts)
best glide ratio ???:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 51 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 less than 45 degrees
symmetric front collapse - recovery Spontaneous in less than 3 sec
full stall - dive forward angle 30° to 60°
full stall - collapse? no
full stall - rocking back less than 45°
asymmetric collapse 50% - attitude max dive or roll 15 to 45°
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 30 to 60°
big ears - entry procedure dedicated controls
big ears - behavior stable flight
big ears - recovery spontaneous in less than 3 sec.
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 Dudek paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Dudek Optic. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
Orange
Red
Silver
Yellow


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