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Firebird Raven Paraglider

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

5 Firebird Raven paragliders flying in formation!
No less than five Raven paraglider pilots doing a spot of flying in close formation! It's a nice illustration of the available color schemes too.
(Source: para2000.org)

Year of Manufacture 2010
Certification EN B / LTF 1-2
Size M



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First impression I felt spoilt. Nice comfortable handles and little toggles. Beautifully designed image of the Firebird logo printed in green/black/grey. …



Price

Note: These international prices for the Firebird Raven paraglider are only a guide. They are Oct 2010 currency conversions from the 2010 price in Euros.
Euros 2900 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4100 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2500 GBP
Australian Dollars 4100 AUD
South African Rand 27700 ZAR
Indian Rupees 179000 INR
South Korean Won 4500000 KRW


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 80-105 kg (177-232 lbs)
wing weight 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs)
wing area (flat) 27.8 m² (299 ft²)
wing area (projected) 23.7 m² (255 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.3 m (40 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.6 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.4
aspect ratio (projected) 3.9
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 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 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 Raven. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea. Of course, for this paraglider, the photo at the top of this page gives you a much better comparison!
name upper lower
Blue
Yellow
Green
Orange
Red


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