Windtech Kali Paraglider

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

The Windtech Kali paraglider canopy.
A nice close-up of a Windtech Kali paraglider canopy, showing plenty of detail. Photo from the manufacturer, used with permission.

Year of Manufacture 2006
Certification DHV 1-2
Size 27

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Windtech Kali - I wish they'd chosen another name... 
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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 2900 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3830 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1950 GBP
Australian Dollars 4880 AUD
South African Rand 26900 ZAR
South Korean Won 3550000 KRW
Indian Rupees 171000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 90-110 kg (199-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.5 kg (14.4 lbs)
wing area (flat) 27.2 m² (293 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.8 m² (267 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.9 m (39 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.0 m (33 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.2
aspect ratio (projected) 4.1
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 7.9
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 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 average
agility average
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, quickly
asymm. collapse course change 90 - 180 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude average
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through < 180 degrees
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery delayed acceleration < 4 sec
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
landing behavior easy
All the above were recorded when this Windtech 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 Windtech Kali canopy. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower


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