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Dudek Plus Paraglider

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

A Dudek Plus paraglider in powered flight.
Motoring along in a Plus paraglider.
(Source: para2000.org)

Year of Manufacture 2009
Certification EN B
Size 28





Price

Note: These international prices for the Dudek Plus paraglider are only a guide. They are April 2009 currency conversions from the 2009 price in Euros.
Euros 2600 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3500 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2400 GBP
Australian Dollars 4900 AUD
South African Rand 31500 ZAR
Indian Rupees 175000 INR
South Korean Won 4580000 KRW


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 90-110 kg (191-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.3 kg (13.4 lbs)
wing area (flat) 28.0 m² (301 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.2 m² (260 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.0 m (39 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.6 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.1
aspect ratio (projected) 3.8
min sink 1.1 m/s (217 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 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)


Some CEN 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 12 to 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 0 to 30°
full stall - collapse? no
full stall - rocking back less than 45°
assymetric collapse 50% - attitude less than 90° dive or 0 to 15° roll
assymetric collapse 50% - re-inflation spontaneous
assymetric collapse 50% - course change less than 360°
assymetric collapse 75% - attitude 90° to 180° dive or 15 to 45° roll
assymetric collapse 75% - re-inflation spontaneous
assymetric collapse 75% - 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 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 Plus. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
Orange
Blue
Red


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