Independence Garuda Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Independence Garuda.

An Independence Garuda paraglider in flight.
Nice close-up air-to-air shot of the Garuda paraglider. Or perhaps it was taken from a ridge!

Year of Manufacture 2009
Certification EN B
Size L (since no test results for the M)

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Note: These international prices for the Independence Garuda paraglider are only a guide. They are October 2009 currency conversions from the 2009 price in Euros.
Euros 2900 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4300 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2600 GBP
Australian Dollars 4700 AUD
South African Rand 31600 ZAR
Indian Rupees 200000 INR
South Korean Won 5014000 KRW

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 95-120 kg (210-265 lbs)
wing weight 7 kg (approx!) (15 lbs)
wing area (flat) 28.6 m² (308 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.3 m² (264 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.3 m (40 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.8 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.3
aspect ratio (projected) 3.9
min sink 1.1 m/s (217 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 8.8:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 50 kph (31 mph, 27 knts)

Some EN Test Results

take-off - rising behaviour smooth, easy and constant rising
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 less than 3 sec
full stall - dive forward angle 30 to 60°
full stall - collapse? no
full stall - rocking back less than 45°
assymetric collapse 50% - course change, attitude less than 90°, dive or roll 15 to 45°
assymetric collapse 50% - re-inflation spontaneous
assymetric collapse 50% - total course change less than 360°
assymetric collapse 75% - course change, attitude 90 to 180°, dive or roll 15 to 45°
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 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 spontaneous exit
steep spiral - recovery turn angle less than 720°, spontaneous recovery
All the above were recorded when this Independence paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

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