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ProDesign Accura Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the ProDesign Accura.

The Pro-Design Accura paraglider in flight.
A great frontal shot of a ProDesign Accura paraglider. You can see the pilot starting a turn, left brake toggle down, and the deflected trailing edge clearly visible. Photo from the manufacturer. He's looking in the direction of his turn, good lad.

That reminds me of a certain flying instructor I once flew with, in a Blanik L13 sailplane. He was known to threaten to hit you in the back of your head with his shoe if you didn't look before you turned! Yep, it's important.

Year of Manufacture 2006
Certification DHV 1-2
Size 85



Paraglider Reviews From Other Visitors

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Pro-Design Accura 
I fly the small (70-90kg) Pro-Design Accura at about 82-85kg. Lovely - fun to fly, agile, informative in thermals; stable in pitch, less so in roll. …




Price

Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being December 2006 currency conversions from the 2006 price in Euros.
Euros 2950 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3890 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1980 GBP
Australian Dollars 4950 AUD
South African Rand 27000 ZAR
South Korean Won 3610000 KRW
Indian Rupees 174000 INR


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-105 kg (188-232 lbs)
wing weight 5.1 kg (11.3 lbs)
wing area (flat) 25.5 m² (274 ft²)
wing area (projected) 21.8 m² (235 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.3 m (37 ft)
wing span (projected) 8.9 m (29 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.0
aspect ratio (projected) 3.6
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 8.3
speed min 22 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 immediately comes over pilot
take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel high
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 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 this ProDesign paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the upper and lower surfaces of the ProDesign Accura canopy. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
Red
Orange
Blue


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