Wings of Change Twister Xi Paraglider

Some tables, some simple graphics and a great pic of the Wings of Change Twister Xi!

The Wings of Change Twister paraglider - in triplicate!
The Wings of Change Twister Xi paraglider in triplicate! Formation flying in paragliders is something you don't see every day...

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 2
Size Designation M

Ever Flown This Wing?

If so, feel free to share anything you like about the experience here. What were your first impressions?

Please state your experience level, just to put your comments in perspective.

For example, you might be a low-time pilot flying a new wing for the first time and loving it!


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 80-105 kg (177-232 lbs)
wing weight 6.9 kg (15.2 lbs)
wing area (flat) 28.0 m² (301 ft²)
wing area (projected) 26.6 m² (286 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.8 m (42 ft)
wing span (projected) 11.5 m (38 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.7
aspect ratio (projected) 5.0
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 53 kph (33 mph, 29 knts)

Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel average
agility high
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through < 180 degrees
landing behavior easy
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
All the above were recorded when this Wings of Change paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphic below represents the upper surface color scheme for the Wings of Change Twister Xi. I might be able to update with more color schemes for this paraglider later, when I get in contact with the manufacturer. The Twister Xi has an upper surface solid color with a super-imposed pattern. The lower surface is all-white.

blue upper surface with white pattern, white lower surface


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