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U Turn Bodyguard 2 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the U Turn Bodyguard 2.

The U-Turn Bodyguard 2 paraglider in flight.
Worm's eye view of a passing Bodyguard 2 paraglider.
(Source: para2000.org)

Year of Manufacture 2008
Certification LTF 1
Size M





Price

Note: These international prices for the U Turn Bodyguard 2 paraglider are only a guide. They are June 2008 currency conversions from the 2008 price in Euros.
Euros 2500 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3900 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2000 GBP
Australian Dollars 4100 AUD
South African Rand 31000 ZAR
South Korean Won 4000000 KRW
Indian Rupees 170000 INR


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 80-110 kg (177-243 lbs)
wing weight 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs)
wing area (flat) 29.0 m² (312 ft²)
wing area (projected) 25.5 m² (274 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.0 m (39 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.7 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 4.9
aspect ratio (projected) 3.6
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 7.7:1
speed min 22 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 48 kph (30 mph, 26 knts)


Some LTF 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 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude slight
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit spontaneous
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 U Turn paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the U Turn Bodyguard 2. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
White
Orange
Red
Blue


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