Aerodyne Shaolin Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Aerodyne Shaolin.

The Aerodyne Shaolin paraglider in flight.
A great worm's-eye view of a Shaolin paraglider in flight.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification CEN Standard
Size Designation S

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Paraglider Reviews From Other Visitors

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Aerodyne Shaolin - The Monk 
My first impression was speed, I think it's a fast wing with good reactions to pilot input. In turbulence the wing tips will shake a bit, but your hands …

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Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Sep 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 price in Euros!
Euros 2900 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3700 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2000 GBP
Australian Dollars 4900 AUD
South African Rand 26800 ZAR
South Korean Won 3500000 KRW
Indian Rupees 169400 INR

Numerical Data

For all you number-crunchers out there, feast on this:
pilot take-off weight 65-90 kg (144-199 lbs)
wing weight 6.0 kg (13.3 lbs)
wing area (flat) 25.2 m² (271 ft²)
wing area (projected) 22.3 m² (240 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.5 m (38 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.7 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.2
aspect ratio (projected) 4.2
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 8.6:1
speed min 21 kph (13 mph, 11 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 49 kph (30 mph, 26 knts)

I can find no non-numerical test report data from CEN for the Aerodyne Shaolin paraglider, sorry.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Aerodyne Shaolin. I hope this approach is useful for getting a good idea of the colors when quickly comparing wings. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus something different adorning the leading edge.

'Coco' - white with yellow leading edge

'Artic' - blue with silver leading edge

'Lapon' - gold with blue leading edge

'Rise' - yellow with white leading edge


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