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Wings Of Change Predator Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Wings Of Change Predator.

The Wings of Change Predator paraglider in flight.
A Wings of Change Predator in flight. Not a perfectly clear pic, but it does give a sense of motion. Photo from the manufacturer, with permission.

Year of Manufacture 2006
Certification DHV 2-3
Size M





Price

Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being January 2007 currency conversions from the 2006 price in Euros.
Euros 3800 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4910 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2510 GBP
Australian Dollars 6270 AUD
South African Rand 35500 ZAR
South Korean Won 4610000 KRW
Indian Rupees 218000 INR


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-110 kg (188-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.7 kg (14.8 lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.3 m² (283 ft²)
wing area (projected) 22.1 m² (238 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.7 m (42 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.7 m (35 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 6.1
aspect ratio (projected) 5.2
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 9.0:1
speed min 25 kph (16 mph, 14 knts)
speed trim 40 kph (25 mph, 22 knts)
speed max 58 kph (36 mph, 31 knts)


Some DHV Test Results

inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour immediately comes over pilot
take off handling average
roll damping average
control travel average
agility high
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
asymm. collapse course change > 360 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude high
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry average
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 not spontaneously
landing behavior average
All the above were recorded when this Wings of Change paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the one available color scheme for the upper and lower surfaces of the Wings of Change Predator. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
White


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