UP Ascent Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the UP Ascent

Canopy of rhe UP Ascent paraglider.
A great close-up of an Ascent paraglider canopy, thanks to Gerard Florit from Para2000.

Year of Manufacture 2007
Certification DHV 1
Size M

Ever Flown This Wing?

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Note: These international prices for the UP Ascent paraglider are only a guide. They are 7th July 2007 currency conversions from the 2007 price in Euros.
Euros 2700 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3670 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1830 GBP
Australian Dollars 4290 AUD
South African Rand 25800 ZAR
South Korean Won 3380000 KRW
Indian Rupees 149000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 80-105 kg (177-232 lbs)
wing weight 6.6 kg (14.6 lbs)
wing area (flat) 28.8 m² (310 ft²)
wing area (projected) 25.0 m² (269 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.9 m (39 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.5 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 4.9
aspect ratio (projected) 3.6
min sink 1.1 m/s (217 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 7.7:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 36 kph (22 mph, 19 knts)
speed max 50 kph (31 mph, 27 knts)

Some DHV Test Results

inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour immediately comes over pilot
take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel high
agility average
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, quickly
asymm. collapse course change 90 - 180 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude slight
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, quickly
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through less than 180 degrees
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 Ascent paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

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