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Gradient Delite Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Gradient Delite.

The Gradient Delite paraglider canopy.
Above - nice pic of the Gradient Delite being ground-handled.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 1-2
Size Designation 26







Price

Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 prices in Euros!
Euros 2900 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3700 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2000 GBP
Australian Dollars 4900 AUD
South African Rand 28500 ZAR
South Korean Won 3480000 KRW
Indian Rupees 168700 INR


Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 80-100 kg (177-221 lbs)
wing weight 4.6 kg (10.2 lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.9 m² (289 ft²)
wing area (projected) 23.6 m² (254 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.9 m (39 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.2 m (33 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.3
aspect ratio (projected) 4.4
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 7.9:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 48 kph (30 mph, 26 knts)


Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

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


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Gradient Delite. 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.


lower - white with orange leading edge, upper - white, orange stripe, blue leading edge




lower - white with orange leading edge, upper - white, orange stripe, red leading edge


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