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Swing Axis 4 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Swing Axis 4.

Canopy of the Swing Axis 4 paraglider.
A great pic of the Axis 4 paraglider, showing the lines with more clarity than any other photo I've seen! Photo by Tristan Hauser. I'm not a photography nut, but I bet he used a filter.

Year of Manufacture 2007
Certification DHV 1
Size 26



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Price

Note: These international prices for the Swing Axis 4 paraglider are only a guide. They are 30th June 2007 currency conversions from the 2007 price in Euros.
Euros 2800 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3790 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1890 GBP
Australian Dollars 4470 AUD
South African Rand 26800 ZAR
South Korean Won 3500000 KRW
Indian Rupees 153000 INR


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-110 kg (188-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.3 kg (13.9 lbs)
wing area (flat) 29.2 m² (314 ft²)
wing area (projected) 26.3 m² (283 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.3 m (40 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.7 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.2
aspect ratio (projected) 3.6
min sink 1.1 m/s (217 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 7.7:1
speed min 21 kph (13 mph, 11 knts)
speed trim 36 kph (22 mph, 19 knts)
speed max 45 kph (28 mph, 24 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, delayed
asymm. collapse course change 90 - 180 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude slight
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 the Swing Axis 4 was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Swing Axis 4. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
blue/orange
gray/blue
red/orange


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