Windtech Tempest Paraglider

Some tables, some simple graphics and a great pic of the Windtech Tempest!

Canopy of the Windtech Tempest paraglider.
A spectacular close-up of the Windetech Tempest paraglider canopy, giving a good view of most of the lines.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 2
Size Designation 25

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Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 price in Euros!
Euros 3200 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4100 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2200 GBP
Australian Dollars 5400 AUD
South African Rand 31400 ZAR
South Korean Won 3870000 KRW
Indian Rupees 188300 INR

Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 75-95 kg (166-210 lbs)
wing weight 7.0 kg (15.5 lbs)
wing area (flat) 25.2 m² (271 ft²)
wing area (projected) 22.6 m² (243 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.0 m (39 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.0 m (33 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.7
aspect ratio (projected) 4.4
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 8.8:1
speed min 24 kph (15 mph, 13 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 54 kph (34 mph, 29 knts)

Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling average
roll damping average
control travel average
agility average
spiral dive entry average
spiral dive exit turn continues through 180 - 360 degrees
landing behavior easy
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery delayed acceleration < 4 sec
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
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 Windtech Tempest. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus something different adorning the leading edge. You might be able to get a detailed look at one of the color schemes from the manufacturer's picture at the top of this page.

black leading edge, white, orange

blue leading edge, white, silver

red leading edge, white, blue

red leading edge, white, yellow


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