Pro Design Cuga Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Pro Design Cuga.

The Pro-Design Cuga paraglider in flight.
Cuga paraglider launching off a small slope. Manufacturer's photo.

Year of Manufacture 2008
Certification EN B and LTF 1
Size 90

Ever Flown This Wing?

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Note: These international prices for the Pro Design Cuga paraglider are only a guide. They are July 2008 currency conversions from the 2008 price in Euros.
Euros 2700 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4200 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2100 GBP
Australian Dollars 4400 AUD
South African Rand 33000 ZAR
South Korean Won 4400000 KRW
Indian Rupees 180000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 90-110 kg (199-243 lbs)
wing weight 5.1 kg (11.3 lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.5 m² (285 ft²)
wing area (projected) 23.2 m² (250 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.1 m (36 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.0 m (30 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 4.7
aspect ratio (projected) 3.5
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 7.5:1
speed min 22 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 36 kph (22 mph, 19 knts)
speed max 46 kph (29 mph, 25 knts)

Some LTF 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 this Pro Design paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

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