Independence Merlin Paraglider
Specs, test data and other useful information on the Independence Merlin.
Photo shown here with permission from Independence.
|Year of Manufacture
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!
The international prices below are only a guide
, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 prices in Euros!
|United Kingdom Pounds
|South African Rand
|South Korean Won
|pilot take-off weight
|wing area (flat)
|wing area (projected)
|wing span (flat)
|wing span (projected)
|aspect ratio (flat)
|aspect ratio (projected)
||(236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
|best glide ratio
||(14 mph, 12 knts)
||(22 mph, 19 knts)
||(28 mph, 24 knts)
Non-Numerical Data, from DHV
|take off handling
|spiral dive entry
|spiral dive exit
|B-line stall entry
|B-line stall recovery
|big ears entry
|big ears recovery
All the above were recorded when this Independence paraglider was flown at max weight
The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Independence Merlin. 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.
red, black design, white leading edge
pale yellow, black design, white leading edge
orange, black design, white leading edge
blue, black design, white leading edge
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