Gin Bolero 3 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Gin Bolero 3.

Canopy of the Gin Bolero 3 paraglider.
A nice close-up of a the Gin Bolero 3 paraglider canopy, showing plenty of detail. Photo from the manufacturer, used with permission.

Year of Manufacture 2006
Certification DHV 1
Size M

Note: All sizes of this wing have a DHV 1 certification except the M, which at the time of this writing appeared to have a DHV 2-3 rating. HUH? So if you are considering the M version of this wing, you should contact Gin Gliders to find out the full story regarding its certification. Or maybe just pop into and ask around.

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Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being December 2006 currency conversions from the 2006 price in Euros.
Euros 2800 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3660 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1890 GBP
Australian Dollars 4680 AUD
South African Rand 26000 ZAR
South Korean Won 3430000 KRW
Indian Rupees 162000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-105 kg (188-232 lbs)
wing weight 6.0 kg (13.3 lbs)
wing area (flat) 28.6 m² (308 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.9 m² (268 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.7 m (38 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.6 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 4.8
aspect ratio (projected) 3.7
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 8.1
speed min 22 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 36 kph (22 mph, 19 knts)
speed max 45 kph (28 mph, 24 knts)

Some DHV Test Results

These are the results for the M version wing supplied to the DHV testers. See if you can spot a possible reason why it didn't get a DHV 1 rating...
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 - 180 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude average
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit not spontaneously
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 Gin paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the upper and lower surfaces of the Gin Bolero 3 canopy. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
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