Specs, test data and other useful information on the Swing Arcus 5.
Nice side-on portrait of a Swing Arcus 5 in flight over a wooded valley. Photo by Martin Scheel.
Year of Manufacture
Ever Flown This Wing?
If so, feel free to share anything you like about the experience here. What were your first impressions?
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For example, you might be a low-time pilot flying a new wing for the first time and loving it!
Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being December 2006 currency conversions from the 2006 price in Euros.
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pilot take-off weight
wing area (flat)
wing area (projected)
wing span (flat)
wing span (projected)
aspect ratio (flat)
aspect ratio (projected)
(216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio
(14 mph, 12 knts)
(23 mph, 20 knts)
(31 mph, 27 knts)
Some DHV Test Results
immediately comes over pilot
take off handling
front collapse opening behaviour
asymm. collapse course change
90 - 180 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude
asymm. collapse opening behaviour
spiral dive entry
spiral dive exit
turn continues through < 180 degrees
B-line stall entry
B-line stall recovery
big ears entry
big ears recovery
All the above were recorded when this Swing paraglider was flown at max weight.
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.
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