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Swing Arcus 7 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Swing Arcus 7.

The Swing Arcus 7 paraglider in flight.
An Arcus 7 paraglider pilot flying into the sunset. Hopefully he got back to the beach a short while later!
(Source: para2000.org)

Year of Manufacture 2012
Certification EN B
Size 26





Price

Note: These international prices for the Swing Arcus 7 paraglider are only a guide. They are Nov 2012 currency conversions from the 2012 price in Euros.
Euros 3200 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4100 USD
British Pounds 2600 GBP
Australian Dollars 3900 AUD
South African Rand 35600 ZAR
Indian Rupees 223000 INR
South Korean Won 4420000 KRW


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 80-105 kg (177-232 lbs)
wing weight 6.3 kg (13.9 lbs)
wing area (flat) 29.0 m² (312 ft²)
wing area (projected) 25.1 m² (270 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.3 m (40 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.9 m (33 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.2
aspect ratio (projected) 3.9
min sink 1.1 m/s (217 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
est. best glide ???:1
speed min ?? kph (?? mph, ?? knts)
speed trim ?? kph (?? mph, ?? knts)
speed max 50 kph (31 mph, 27 knts)


Some EN Test Results

take-off - rising behaviour smooth, easy and constant rising
take-off - special technique? no
landing - special technique? no
speed range > 10 kph using controls yes
roll stability and damping - oscillations reducing
gentle spirals - return to straight flight spontaneous exit
steep banks - sink rate after 2 turns 12 m/s to 14 m/s
symmetric front collapse - entry rocking back less than 45 degrees
symmetric front collapse - recovery Spontaneous in less than 3 sec
full stall - dive forward angle 0 to 30°
full stall - collapse? no
full stall - rocking back less than 45°
asymmetric collapse 50% - attitude max dive or roll 0 to 15°
asymmetric collapse 50% - re-inflation spontaneous
asymmetric collapse 50% - total course change less than 360°
asymmetric collapse 75% - attitude max dive or roll 0 to 15°
asymmetric collapse 75% - re-inflation spontaneous
asymmetric collapse 75% - total course change less than 360°
maintained collapse - able to maintain course yes
maintained collapse - 180° turn away yes, under 10 seconds
tends to spin at low speed? no
after release from developed spin stops spinning in less than 90°
B-line stall, before release - course change less than 45°
B-line stall, before release - behavior remains stable with straight span
B-line stall, after release - recovery spontaneous in less than 3 sec.
B-line stall, after release - dive angle 30 to 60°
big ears - entry procedure dedicated controls
big ears - behavior stable flight
big ears - recovery spontaneous in less than 3 sec.
big ears - dive forward on exit 0 to 30°
steep spiral - exit behavior spontaneous exit
steep spiral - recovery turn angle less than 720°, spontaneous recovery
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 Swing Arcus 7. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.

name upper lower
Cosmic
Energy
Flame
Nature
Spicy


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