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Firebird Phoenix Paraglider

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

A Firebird Phoenix paraglider in flight.
The Phoenix paraglider, from a great camera angle!
(Source: para2000.org)

Year of Manufacture 2009
Certification EN B / LTF 1-2
Size M





Price

Note: These international prices for the Firebird Phoenix paraglider are only a guide. They are May 2009 currency conversions from the 2009 price in Euros.
Euros 2800 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3700 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2500 GBP
Australian Dollars 5000 AUD
South African Rand 31100 ZAR
Indian Rupees 185000 INR
South Korean Won 4750000 KRW


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 80-105 kg (177-232 lbs)
wing weight ??? kg (??? lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.5 m² (285 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.2 m² (260 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.0 m (39 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.5 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.3
aspect ratio (projected) 4.0
min sink ??? m/s (??? fpm, ??? kph, ??? knts)
best glide ratio ???:1
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 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°
assymetric collapse 50% - attitude less than 90° dive or 15 to 45° 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 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 Phoenix. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
Gray-Red
Orange-Gold
Red-White
Blue-Red


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