Windtech Arial Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Windtech Arial.

The Windtech Arial paraglider canopy.
Closeup of an Arial paraglider canopy, over water. Photo from the manufacturer.

Year of Manufacture 2007
Certification DHV 1
Size M

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Note: These international prices for the Windtech Arial paraglider are only a guide. They are 19th November 2007 currency conversions from the 2007 price in Euros.
Euros 2450 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3590 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1750 GBP
Australian Dollars 4010 AUD
South African Rand 24100 ZAR
South Korean Won 3290000 KRW
Indian Rupees 141000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 90-110 kg (191-243 lbs)
wing weight 5.9 kg (13.0 lbs)
wing area (flat) 29.6 m² (318 ft²)
wing area (projected) 26.1 m² (281 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.7 m (38 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.8 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 4.6
aspect ratio (projected) 3.7
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 7.7:1
speed min 20 kph (12 mph, 11 knts)
speed trim 36 kph (22 mph, 19 knts)
speed max 48 kph (30 mph, 26 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 high
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, quickly
asymm. collapse course change no turn
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 the Arial paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

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