Paratech P44 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Paratech P44.

Canopy of a Paratech P44 paraglider.
Detail shot of an inflated Paratech P44 paraglider canopy, photo by P@r@2000.

Year of Manufacture 2006
Certification DHV 1-2
Size ML

Ever Flown This Wing?

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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 2900 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3830 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1950 GBP
Australian Dollars 4880 AUD
South African Rand 26900 ZAR
South Korean Won 3550000 KRW
Indian Rupees 171000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-110 kg (188-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs)
wing area (flat) 27.5 m² (296 ft²)
wing area (projected) 23.6 m² (254 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.2 m (40 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.5 m (34 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.4
aspect ratio (projected) 4.7
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 8.6
speed min 21 kph (13 mph, 11 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 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 average
control travel average
agility average
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
asymm. collapse course change 90 - 180 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 this Paratech 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 Paratech P44 canopy. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower


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