AirCross Usport 2 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the AirCross Usport 2.

AirCross Usport 2 Paraglider
Great shot of a Usport 2 paraglider flying over a beach. Note the high aspect ratio and extended flat mid-section of the wing. This photo also gives you a good look at how the lines are configured.

Year of Manufacture 2012
Certification EN D
Size M

Ever Flown This Wing?

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Note: These international prices for the AirCross Usport 2 paraglider are only a guide. They are Nov 2012 currency conversions from the 2012 price in Euros.
Euros 3950 EUR
U.S. Dollars 5100 USD
British Pounds 3200 GBP
Australian Dollars 4900 AUD
South African Rand 44700 ZAR
Indian Rupees 278000 INR
South Korean Won 5470000 KRW

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 90-105 kg (199-232 lbs)
wing weight 6.5 kg (14.4 lbs)
wing area (flat) 24.5 m² (264 ft²)
wing area (projected) 21.3 m² (230 ft²)
wing span (flat) 13.1 m (43 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.9 m (36 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 7.0
aspect ratio (projected) 5.6
min sink 1.0 m/s (197 fpm, 3.6 kph, 1.9 knts)
est. best glide ???:1
speed min 25 kph (16 mph, 14 knts)
speed trim 41 kph (25 mph, 22 knts)
speed max 60 kph (37 mph, 32 knts)

Some EN Test Results

take-off - rising behaviour overshoots, slow down to avoid collapse
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 more than 45°
asymmetric collapse 50% - attitude max dive or roll 0 to 15°
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 less than 45°
B-line stall, before release - behavior remains stable with straight span
B-line stall, after release - recovery spontaneous in less than 3 sec.
B-line stall, after release - dive angle 30 to 60°
big ears - entry procedure standard technique
big ears - behavior stable flight
big ears - recovery spontaneous in less than 3 sec.
big ears - dive forward on exit 0 to 30°
steep spiral - exit behavior turn remains constant
steep spiral - recovery requires pilot action
All the above were recorded when this AirCross paraglider was flown at max weight. The comments of the test pilot should be noted:

"This glider meets the minimum requirements of EN/LTF class D. According to the manufacturer and confirmed by our own testing this glider addresses highly experienced comp-pilots (PWC level) exclusively and is no replacement for the standard Dclass-glider of the same manufacturer."

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the AirCross Usport 2. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.

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