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SOL Ellus 2 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the SOL Ellus 2.

The SOL Ellus 2 paraglider in flight.
Great shot of a passing Ellus 2 paraglider. Photo from the SOL gallery, with permission.

Year of Manufacture 2007
Certification DHV 1-2
Size L



Paraglider Reviews From Other Visitors

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SOL Ellus 2 
Despite moving up to a Synergy 3 (which is amazing) I really miss my old SOL Ellus 2. Have had a shot on the Ellus 3 and in my opinion it's lost the magical …

2012 and still going strong Not rated yet
I have been flying my Ellus 2 for a full year now getting about 80 UK hours this last summer. The Ellus 2 is a lovely wing and I can out-perform most at …





Price

Note: These international prices for the SOL Ellus 2 paraglider are only a guide. They are 7th July 2007 currency conversions from the 2007 price in Euros.
Euros 2700 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3670 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1830 GBP
Australian Dollars 4290 AUD
South African Rand 25800 ZAR
South Korean Won 3380000 KRW
Indian Rupees 149000 INR


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 90-110 kg (199-243 lbs)
wing weight 7.2 kg (15.9 lbs)
wing area (flat) 30.8 m² (331 ft²)
wing area (projected) 25.2 m² (271 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.8 m (42 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.9 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.4
aspect ratio (projected) 3.9
min sink 1.0 m/s (197 fpm, 3.6 kph, 1.9 knts)
best glide ratio 8.3:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 36 kph (22 mph, 19 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 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 Ellus 2 paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

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


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