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Firebird Eagle 2 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Firebird Eagle 2.

The Firebird Eagle 2 paraglider camopy.
Looking down on an inflated Eagle 2 canopy.
(Source: para2000.org)

Year of Manufacture 2009
Certification EN C / LTF 2
Size M





Price

Note: These international prices for the Firebird Eagle 2 paraglider are only a guide. They are Dec 2009 currency conversions from the 2009 price in Euros.
Euros 3500 EUR
U.S. Dollars 5300 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 3200 GBP
Australian Dollars 5700 AUD
South African Rand 39000 ZAR
Indian Rupees 244000 INR
South Korean Won 6080000 KRW


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-110 kg (188-243 lbs)
wing weight 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.5 m² (285 ft²)
wing area (projected) 22.3 m² (240 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.5 m (41 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.5 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.9
aspect ratio (projected) 4.0
min sink ??? m/s (??? fpm, ??? kph, ??? knts)
best glide ratio ???
speed min ?? kph (?? mph, ?? knts)
speed trim ?? kph (?? mph, ?? knts)
speed max ?? kph (?? mph, ?? 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 12 m/s 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 30° to 60°
full stall - collapse? no
full stall - rocking back less than 45°
assymetric collapse 50% - attitude max dive or roll 15 to 45°
assymetric collapse 50% - re-inflation spontaneous
assymetric collapse 50% - total course change less than 360°
assymetric collapse 75% - attitude max dive or roll 15 to 45°
assymetric collapse 75% - re-inflation spontaneous
assymetric 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 Special device required
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 Firebird paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Firebird Eagle 2. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
Red
Gold
Blue
Orange


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