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Independence Dragon 3 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Independence Dragon 3.

Canopy of the Independence Dragon 3 paraglider.
Photo from Independence, shown here with their permission.

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



Paraglider Reviews From Other Visitors

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Independence Dragon - Very Good, Very Safe 
Eu aprendi a fazer este planador. É muito seguro e tem um desempenho extremamente alto, porque é um DHV 1-2. Eu tenho um ano de vôo, e aprendeu a voos …





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 75-100 kg (166-221 lbs)
wing weight 6.2 kg (13.7 lbs)
wing area (flat) 28.6 m² (308 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.2 m² (260 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.6 m (41 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.4 m (34 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.6
aspect ratio (projected) 4.5
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 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 52 kph (32 mph, 28 knts)


Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel average
agility average
spiral dive entry average
spiral dive exit spontaneous
landing behavior average
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 Independence paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Independence Dragon 3. 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, black design, white leading edge




pale yellow, black design, white leading edge




orange, black design, white leading edge




blue, black design, white leading edge


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