Swing Arcus 4 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Swing Arcus 4.

Canopy of the Swing Arcus 4 paraglider.
A close-up of the Swing Arcus 4 canopy, by Gérard Florit. Used with permission.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 1-2
Size Designation 26

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Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 price in Euros!
Euros 2900 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3700 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2000 GBP
Australian Dollars 4900 AUD
South African Rand 28500 ZAR
South Korean Won 3480000 KRW
Indian Rupees 168700 INR

Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 80-105 kg (177-232 lbs)
wing weight 6.6 kg (14.6 lbs)
wing area (flat) 30.0 m² (323 ft²)
wing area (projected) 25.6 m² (275 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.5 m (41 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.8 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.2
aspect ratio (projected) 3.7
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 8.6:1
speed min 22 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 50 kph (31 mph, 27 knts)

Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling easy
roll damping high
control travel high
agility average
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through < 180 degrees
landing behavior easy
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
All the above were recorded when this Swing paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Swing Arcus 4. 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 something different adorning the leading edge. Actually, Swing offer a few more color schemes, but they are done on demand, and will probably cost you a little extra! Contact Swing for details.

orange leading edge, yellow trailing edge

red leading edge, orange trailing edge

red leading edge, red trailing edge

blue leading edge, cyan trailing edge


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