Paratech P27 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Paratech P27.

A Paratech P27 paraglider in flight.
Nice pic of a P27 paraglider flying near an alpine ridge. Photo by the manufacturer.

Year of Manufacture 2007
Certification DHV 1-2
Size ML

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: These international prices for the Paratech P27 paraglider are only a guide. They are 30th June 2007 currency conversions from the 2007 price in Euros.
Euros 2800 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3790 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1890 GBP
Australian Dollars 4470 AUD
South African Rand 26800 ZAR
South Korean Won 3500000 KRW
Indian Rupees 153000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-110 kg (188-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.1 kg (13.5 lbs)
wing area (flat) 28.0 m² (301 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.0 m² (258 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.2 m (40 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.5 m (34 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.3
aspect ratio (projected) 4.6
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 7.5:1
speed min 21 kph (13 mph, 11 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 49 kph (30 mph, 26 knts)

Some DHV Test Results

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 less than 90 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude slight
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through < 180 degrees
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 the Paratech P27 was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Paratech P27. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea. I've named these according to leading edge color.
name upper lower
light blue


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