U Turn Ladyguard Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the U Turn Ladyguard.

A U-Turn Ladyguard paraglider in flight.
A nice side-on air-to-air shot of the U Turn Ladyguard paraglider, photo from the manufacturer. Seems to be one of the first paragliders specifically targeted at female pilots!

Year of Manufacture 2006
Certification DHV 1
Size S

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Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being December 2006 currency conversions from the 2006 price in Euros.
Euros 2500 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3270 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1690 GBP
Australian Dollars 4170 AUD
South African Rand 23200 ZAR
South Korean Won 3060000 KRW
Indian Rupees 145000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 80-110 kg (177-243 lbs)
wing weight 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs)
wing area (flat) 29.0 m² (312 ft²)
wing area (projected) 25.5 m² (274 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.0 m (39 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.7 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 4.9
aspect ratio (projected) 3.6
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 7.7
speed min 21 kph (13 mph, 11 knts)
speed trim 36 kph (22 mph, 19 knts)
speed max 47 kph (29 mph, 25 knts)

Some DHV Test Results

inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour immediately comes over pilot
take off handling easy
roll damping high
control travel high
agility average
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, quickly
asymm. collapse course change < 90 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude slight
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit spontaneous
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
landing behavior easy
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 upper and lower surfaces of the U Turn Ladyguard canopy. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea. The names on the left are my invention...
name upper lower


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