Axis Venus 3 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Axis Venus 3.

The Axis Venus 3 paraglider canopy.
What a contrast to the plethora of lines on much older wings! This Venus 3 paraglider shows how far line-length and drag minimization has come in recent years.

Year of Manufacture 2011
Certification EN D
Size M

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Note: These international prices for the Axis Venus 3 paraglider are only a guide. They are Oct 2011 currency conversions from the 2011 price in Euros.
Euros 3850 EUR
U.S. Dollars 5400 USD
British Pounds 3300 GBP
Australian Dollars 5100 AUD
South African Rand 42100 ZAR
Indian Rupees 266000 INR
South Korean Won 6000000 KRW

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-110 kg (188-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.1 kg (13.5 lbs)
wing area (flat) 25.1 m² (270 ft²)
wing area (projected) 21.5 m² (231 ft²)
wing span (flat) 13.2 m (43 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.3 m (34 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 6.9
aspect ratio (projected) 4.9
min sink 0.9 m/s (177 fpm, 3.2 kph, 1.7 knts)
best glide ratio ???:1
speed min 24 kph (15 mph, 13 knts)
speed trim 41 kph (25 mph, 22 knts)
speed max 63 kph (39 mph, 34 knts)

Some EN Test Results

take-off - rising behaviour Overshoots, should be slowed down to avoid a front 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 greater than 45°
symmetric front collapse - recovery Spontaneous in less than 3 sec
full stall - dive forward angle 0 to 30°
full stall - collapse? no
full stall - rocking back less than 45°
assymetric collapse 50% - attitude max dive or roll 15 to 45°
assymetric collapse 50% - re-inflation spontaneous
assymetric collapse 50% - total course change less than 360°
assymetric collapse 75% - attitude max dive or roll 60 to 90°
assymetric collapse 75% - re-inflation spontaneous
assymetric 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? no
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 0 to 30°
big ears - entry procedure dedicated controls
big ears - behavior stable 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 Axis paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Axis Venus 3. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
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