SkyCountry Scorpion 4 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the SkyCountry Scorpion 4.

The SkyCountry Scorpion 4.
Great shot of a Scorpion 4 paraglider canopy, with nearly all of the lines visible.
Year of Manufacture 2012
Certification EN C
Size 27

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Note: These international prices for the SkyCountry Scorpion 4 paraglider are only a guide. They are Oct 2012 currency conversions from the 2012 price in Euros.
Euros 2800 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3600 USD
British Pounds 2200 GBP
Australian Dollars 3500 AUD
South African Rand 29800 ZAR
Indian Rupees 190000 INR
South Korean Won 4010000 KRW

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 80-100 kg (177-221 lbs)
wing weight 5.9 kg (13.0 lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.8 m² (288 ft²)
wing area (projected) 23.0 m² (247 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.5 m (41 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.9 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.8
aspect ratio (projected) 4.2
min sink 1.1 m/s (217 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
est. best glide ???:1
speed min 24 kph (15 mph, 13 knts)
speed trim ?? kph (?? mph, ?? knts)
speed max 54 kph (34 mph, 29 knts)

Some EN Test Results

take-off - rising behaviour smooth, easy and constant rising
take-off - special technique? no
landing - special technique? no
speed range > 10 kph using controls yes
roll stability and damping - oscillations reducing
gentle spirals - return to straight flight spontaneous exit
steep banks - sink rate after 2 turns more than 14 m/s
symmetric front collapse - entry rocking back less than 45 degrees
symmetric front collapse - recovery Spontaneous in less than 3 sec
full stall - dive forward angle 30 to 60°
full stall - collapse? no
full stall - rocking back less than 45°
asymmetric collapse 50% - attitude max dive or roll 0 to 15°
asymmetric collapse 50% - re-inflation spontaneous
asymmetric collapse 50% - total course change less than 360°
asymmetric collapse 75% - attitude max dive or roll 15 to 45°
asymmetric collapse 75% - re-inflation spontaneous
asymmetric collapse 75% - total course change less than 360°
maintained collapse - able to maintain course yes
maintained collapse - 180° turn away yes, under 10 seconds
tends to spin at low speed? no
after release from developed spin stops spinning in less than 90°
B-line stall, before release - course change less than 45°
B-line stall, before release - behavior remains stable with straight span
B-line stall, after release - recovery spontaneous in less than 3 sec.
B-line stall, after release - dive angle 30 to 60°
big ears - entry procedure standard technique
big ears - behavior stable flight
big ears - recovery spontaneous in 3 to 5 sec.
big ears - dive forward on exit 0 to 30°
steep spiral - exit behavior spontaneous exit
steep spiral - recovery turn angle less than 720°, spontaneous recovery
All the above were recorded when this SkyCountry paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

At the time this page was published, no color scheme information was available for this paraglider. Apart from what you can see in the photo at the top of this page!

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