U Turn Free Force Paraglider

Some tables, some simple graphics and a great pic of the U Turn Free Force! This paraglider was designed with aerobatics in mind. Enjoy...

Some wild flying in a U-Turn Free Force paraglider.
Doing a really quick U-turn in a U Turn Free Force paraglider. Photo used with permission.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 2
Size Designation 22

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!


Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 price in Euros!
Euros 2700 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3400 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1800 GBP
Australian Dollars 4500 AUD
South African Rand 25900 ZAR
South Korean Won 3240000 KRW
Indian Rupees 154400 INR

Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 55-95 kg (122-210 lbs)
wing weight 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs)
wing area (flat) 24.0 m² (258 ft²)
wing area (projected) 22.5 m² (242 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.3 m (37 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.8 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.3
aspect ratio (projected) 4.2
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 7.9:1
speed min 24 kph (15 mph, 13 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 55 kph (34 mph, 30 knts)

Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel average
agility high
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 U Turn paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the U Turn Free Force. Upper and lower surfaces are identical. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus something different adorning the leading edge. You might be able to get a detailed look at one of the color schemes from the manufacturer's picture at the top of this page.

'Mike Kung' - green leading edge, red, yellow trailing edge

'Richard Gallon' - blue leading edge, white, red trailing edge

'Felix Rodriguez' - black leading edge, yellow, red trailing edge


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