Sky Fides 2 Paraglider
Specs, test data and other useful information on the Sky Fides 2.
A fine close-up of the inflated Fides 2 canopy, taken by Gérard Florit. Used with permission.
|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 price 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)
||(27 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 Sky paraglider was flown at max weight
The simple graphics below represent the color schemes for the Sky Fides 2. The upper surface pattern is a mirror-image of the lower surface pattern in each case. 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 another color adorning the leading edge. The Fides 2 is just a bit different!
'Rosewood' - orange, gray, red pattern on upper and lower surfaces
'Pure Juice' - yellow, gray, red pattern on upper and lower surfaces
'Strawberry Ice' - white, gray, red pattern on upper and lower surfaces
'Desert Sunset' - yellow, gray, orange pattern on upper and lower surfaces
'Artic Ice' - white, gray, blue pattern on upper and lower surfaces
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