Swing Mistral 5 Paraglider

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

A Swing Mistral 5 paraglider doing aerobatics.
A Mistral 5 pilot having a great time in Alpine air!
(Source: para2000.org)

Year of Manufacture 2008
Certification LTF 1-2 / EN B
Size 26

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Note: These international prices for the Swing Mistral 5 paraglider are only a guide. They are August 2008 currency conversions from the 2008 price in Euros.
Euros 3200 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4700 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2500 GBP
Australian Dollars 5400 AUD
South African Rand 37000 ZAR
South Korean Won 4900000 KRW
Indian Rupees 206000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-110 kg (188-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.2 kg (13.7 lbs)
wing area (flat) 28.9 m² (311 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.9 m² (268 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.5 m (41 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.9 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.4
aspect ratio (projected) 3.9
min sink 1.1 m/s (217 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 9.6
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 50 kph (31 mph, 27 knts)

Some LTF 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 90 - 180 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude average
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry average
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 average
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 Mistral 5. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
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