Wings Of Change Crossblade Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Wings Of Change Crossblade.

The Wings of Change Crossblade paragblider in flight.
A Crossblade paraglider, showing what must be one of the most elaborate visual designs around! Hardly any straight lines.

Year of Manufacture 2007
Certification DHV 1-2
Size M

Ever Flown This Wing?

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Note: These international prices for the Crossblade paraglider are only a guide. They are May 2008 currency conversions from the 2008 price in Euros.
Euros 3000 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4600 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2400 GBP
Australian Dollars 4900 AUD
South African Rand 35000 ZAR
South Korean Won 4800000 KRW
Indian Rupees 190000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 80-105 kg (177-232 lbs)
wing weight 6.3 kg (13.9 lbs)
wing area (flat) 27.2 m² (293 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.8 m² (267 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.3 m (40 ft)
wing span (projected) 11.2 m (37 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.6
aspect ratio (projected) 4.9
min sink 1.1 m/s (217 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 9.3
speed min 24 kph (15 mph, 13 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 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 high
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, quickly
asymm. collapse course change 180 - 360 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude average
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
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 Wings Of Change Crossblade was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

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