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FreeX Dingo Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the FreeX Dingo.

A FreeX Dingo paraglider in flight.
Photo above resampled and cropped from a beautiful hi-res image kindly supplied by FreeX.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 1
Size Designation M







Price

Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 prices in Euros!
Euros 2600 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3300 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1700 GBP
Australian Dollars 4400 AUD
South African Rand 25600 ZAR
South Korean Won 3120000 KRW
Indian Rupees 149300 INR


Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 80-105 kg (177-232 lbs)
wing weight 5.1 kg (12.3 lbs)
wing area (flat) 28.9 m² (311 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.9 m² (268 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.1 m (40 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.6 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.0
aspect ratio (projected) 3.7
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 7.7:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 36 kph (22 mph, 19 knts)
speed max 48 kph (30 mph, 26 knts)


Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel high
agility average
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through < 180 degrees
landing behavior easy
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery delayed acceleration < 4 sec
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
All the above were recorded when this FreeX paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the FreeX Dingo. I hope this approach is useful for getting a good idea of the colors when quickly comparing wings. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus something different adorning the leading edge.

red, blue leading edge




gray, yellow leading edge




white, red leading edge


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