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Swing Stratus 8 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Swing Stratus 8.

Great shot of the Swing Stratus 8 paraglider in flight.
A Stratus 8 paraglider flying over some truly unusual terrain. Great shot!
(Source: para2000.org)

Year of Manufacture 2011
Certification EN D
Size 23





Price

Note: These international prices for the Swing Stratus 8 paraglider are only a guide. They are Aug 2011 currency conversions from the 2011 price in Euros.
Euros 3900 EUR
U.S. Dollars 5400 USD
British Pounds 3300 GBP
Australian Dollars 5200 AUD
South African Rand 42600 ZAR
Indian Rupees 263000 INR
South Korean Won 5980000 KRW


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 90-105 kg (199-232 lbs)
wing weight 6.6 kg (14.6 lbs)
wing area (flat) 27.0 m² (291 ft²)
wing area (projected) 22.6 m² (243 ft²)
wing span (flat) 14.1 m (46 ft)
wing span (projected) 11.0 m (36 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 7.4
aspect ratio (projected) 5.3
min sink 1.0 m/s (197 fpm, 3.6 kph, 1.9 knts)
best glide ratio ???:1
speed min ?? kph (?? mph, ?? knts)
speed trim 39 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max ?? kph (?? mph, ?? 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 more than 14 m/s
symmetric front collapse - entry rocking back less than 45 degrees
symmetric front collapse - recovery Spontaneous in 3 to 5 sec
full stall - dive forward angle 30° to 60°
full stall - collapse? no
full stall - rocking back less than 45°
asymmetric collapse 50% - attitude max dive or roll 15 to 45°
asymmetric collapse 50% - re-inflation spontaneous
asymmetric collapse 50% - total course change less than 360°
asymmetric collapse 75% - attitude max dive or roll 45 to 60°
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? yes
after release from developed spin stops spinning in less than 90°
B-line stall, before release - course change more than 45°
B-line stall, before release - behavior unstable
B-line stall, after release - recovery spontaneous in less than 3 sec.
B-line stall, after release - dive angle 0 to 30°
big ears - entry procedure standard technique
big ears - behavior unstable flight
big ears - recovery recovery through pilot action in less than a further 3 s
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. Quite a few results were different at min weight!


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Swing Stratus 8. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
Green


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