Swing Astral 5 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Swing Astral 5.

A Swing Astral 5 paraglider in flight.
This Astral 5 paraglider really blends in with its surroundings, mirroring the sky, trees and snow with its color scheme. Great photo from the manufacturer.

Year of Manufacture 2007
Certification DHV 2
Size 26

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Note: These international prices for the Swing Astral 5 paraglider are only a guide. They are 16th July 2007 currency conversions from the 2007 price in Euros.
Euros 3300 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4550 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2230 GBP
Australian Dollars 5200 AUD
South African Rand 31700 ZAR
South Korean Won 4180000 KRW
Indian Rupees 183000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-105 kg (188-232 lbs)
wing weight 6.3 kg (13.9 lbs)
wing area (flat) 28.5 m² (307 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.6 m² (265 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.7 m (42 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.1 m (33 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.7
aspect ratio (projected) 4.2
min sink 1.1 m/s (217 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 8.8:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 52 kph (32 mph, 28 knts)

Some DHV Test Results

inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour comes over pilot, delayed
take off handling average
roll damping average
control travel average
agility average
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
asymm. collapse course change 180 - 360 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude high
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry average
spiral dive exit turn continues through 180 - 360 degrees
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
landing behavior average
All the above were recorded when the Swing Astral 5 was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Swing Astral 5. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
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