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Gradient Golden 2 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Gradient Golden 2.

Canopy of the Gradient Golden 2 paraglider.
A nice manufacturer's photo of the Golden 2 paraglider canopy, showing color-coded lines.
(Source: para2000.org)

Year of Manufacture 2007
Certification DHV 1-2
Size 26



Paraglider Reviews From Other Visitors

Click below to read other visitors' impressions of this paraglider...

Tried The Gradient Golden 2 
I was fortunate to try this wing, for 100-130kg pilot weight. Its flying characteristics were very responsive. It handled quite stubborn, on the ground, …

Gradient Golden 2 - Top Speed 
I seriously question the given top speed of this wing (Gradient Golden 2). I never ever manage to get more then 33Kmh! And yes, I did test 4 Different …




Price

Note: These international prices for the Golden 2 paraglider are only a guide. They are 20th June 2007 currency conversions from the 2007 price in Euros.
Euros 3050 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4100 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2060 GBP
Australian Dollars 4800 AUD
South African Rand 29000 ZAR
South Korean Won 3800000 KRW
Indian Rupees 166000 INR


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 80-100 kg (177-221 lbs)
wing weight 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.6 m² (286 ft²)
wing area (projected) 23.3 m² (251 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.9 m (39 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.1 m (33 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.4
aspect ratio (projected) 4.4
min sink 1.1 m/s (217 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 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 50 kph (31 mph, 27 knts)


Some DHV Test Results

inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour mmediately comes over pilot
take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel average
agility average
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
asymm. collapse course change 90 - 180 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude average
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through 180 - 360 degrees
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
landing behavior easy
All the above were recorded when the Gradient Golden 2 was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Golden 2 wing. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
grey-red
grey-blue
grey-orange
gold
red
orange-blue


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