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SOL Torck Paraglider

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

The SOL Torck paraglider canopy.
A great close-up view of an inflated Torck paraglider canopy.
(Source: para2000.org)

Year of Manufacture 2008
Certification LTF 2-3
Size M





Price

Note: These international prices for the SOL Torck paraglider are only a guide. They are August 2008 currency conversions from the 2008 price in Euros.
Euros 3200 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4700 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2500 GBP
Australian Dollars 5400 AUD
South African Rand 37000 ZAR
South Korean Won 4900000 KRW
Indian Rupees 206000 INR


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 80-98 kg (170-208 lbs)
wing weight 6.6 kg (14.0 lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.5 m² (285 ft²)
wing area (projected) 21.8 m² (235 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.8 m (42 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.9 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 6.2
aspect ratio (projected) 4.5
min sink 1.0 m/s (197 fpm, 3.6 kph, 1.9 knts)
best glide ratio 9.8
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 39 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 55 kph (34 mph, 30 knts)


Some LTF Test Results

inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour comes over pilot delayed
take off handling average
roll damping average
control travel average
agility average
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
asymm. collapse course change > 360 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude high
asymm. collapse opening behaviour not spontaneously, with pumping
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 not spontaneously
landing behavior average
All the above were recorded when this Competition SOL paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the SOL Torck. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
Red-DarkBlue-Sky
Blue-Orange-Gray
Gold-White-Purple
White-Pink-Black


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