Windtech Tecno Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Windtech Tecno. It seems a lot of people spell it 'Techno', but the manufacturer spells it without the h. Just look at the wingtip in the photo!

Canopy of the WindTech Tecno paraglider.
Manufacturer's photo of a Tecno paraglider canopy. Note the flat mid-section.

Year of Manufacture 2007
Certification DHV 2
Size M

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Note: These international prices for the Windtech Tecno paraglider are only a guide. They are 2nd July 2007 currency conversions from the 2007 price in Euros.
Euros 3100 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4200 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2090 GBP
Australian Dollars 4920 AUD
South African Rand 29600 ZAR
South Korean Won 3870000 KRW
Indian Rupees 171000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 90-110 kg (191-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.1 kg (13.4 lbs)
wing area (flat) 27.1 m² (292 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.0 m² (258 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.4 m (41 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.2 m (33 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.7
aspect ratio (projected) 4.4
min sink 1.1 m/s (218 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 8.8:1
speed min 22 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 56 kph (35 mph, 30 knts)

Some DHV Test Results

inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour immediately comes over pilot
take off handling average
roll damping average
control travel average
agility high
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, quickly
asymm. collapse course change < 90 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude average
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry average
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 Tecno paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

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