Icaro Ice 2 XC Paraglider

Some tables, some simple graphics and a great pic of the Icaro Ice 2 XC!

The Icaro Ice 2 XC paraglider canopy.
What's this guy been doing - some wild acro over the water? Or maybe it's the latest Channel-crossing attempt. :-)

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 2
Size Designation M

Ever Flown This Wing?

If so, feel free to share anything you like about the experience here. What were your first impressions?

Please state your experience level, just to put your comments in perspective.

For example, you might be a low-time pilot flying a new wing for the first time and loving it!


Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 prices in Euros!
Euros 2950 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3700 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2000 GBP
Australian Dollars 5000 AUD
South African Rand 28400 ZAR
South Korean Won 3560000 KRW
Indian Rupees 169300 INR

Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 80-105 kg (177-232 lbs)
wing weight 6.2 kg (13.7 lbs)
wing area (flat) 27.5 m² (296 ft²)
wing area (projected) 25.2 m² (271 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.7 m (42 ft)
wing span (projected) 11.0 m (36 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.9
aspect ratio (projected) 4.8
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 7.9:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 52 kph (32 mph, 28 knts)

Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling average
roll damping slight
control travel average
agility average
spiral dive entry average
spiral dive exit turn continues through < 180 degrees
landing behavior average
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
All the above were recorded when this Icaro paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Icaro Ice 2 XC. 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. You might be able to get a detailed look at one of the color schemes from the manufacturer's picture at the top of this page.

white, black stripe, orange leading edge

white, black stripe, yellow leading edge


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