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Swing Arcus 5 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Swing Arcus 5.

A Swing Arcus 5 paraglider in flight.
Nice side-on portrait of a Swing Arcus 5 in flight over a wooded valley. Photo by Martin Scheel.

Year of Manufacture 2006
Certification DHV 1-2
Size 26


Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being December 2006 currency conversions from the 2006 price in Euros.
Euros 3000 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3930 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2020 GBP
Australian Dollars 5030 AUD
South African Rand 27600 ZAR
South Korean Won 3650000 KRW
Indian Rupees 176000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 80-105 kg (177-232 lbs)
wing weight 6.6 kg (14.6 lbs)
wing area (flat) 30.0 m² (323 ft²)
wing area (projected) 25.6 m² (275 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.5 m (41 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.8 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.2
aspect ratio (projected) 3.7
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 8.6
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 high
control travel high
agility average
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, quickly
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 Swing 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 Swing Arcus 5 canopy. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower

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