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Target groups

The new ASTRAL³ is intended for all pilots, ranging from the motivated social pilot to the serious but safety-conscious pilot.
Even though, as far as performance is concerned, the ASTRAL³ is to be positioned at the top of the current intermediate gliders, its extreme flight behaviour remains simple.
Its tremendous performance potential, especially in the increased glide and in the rate of climb, mean that this glider will also be of interest to pilots with ambitious distance goals.

Construction details

The ASTRAL³ is the first product from our new design and development team of Michael Hartmann and Dr. Stefan Müller.
The simulation software used to develop this wing is unique in the paraglider business.
For the first time, attention can be directed to distortions in the canopy right from the paraglider's development phase.
The greater profile accuracy resulting from this means that, even during the planning phase, more accurate conclusions on later flight behaviour are possible.
Furthermore, the more uniform development ensures an almost flawless and integrated picture of the physical characteristics of the paraglider.

Materials

Following intensive development work, a new combination of materials is used on the ASTRAL³ for the first time.
We have used a 44 g/m light nylon fabric with a special silicone and polyurethane coating from Perseverance for the top surface.
This means that SWING is using the lightest silicone-coated fabric available in the industry.
The proven WT 7 from Toray I is used for the bottom surface.
This combination of materials allows moisture to escape from the inside of the paraglider by diffusion, despite a good porosity reading for the top surface.

Flying characteristics

The ASTRAL³ benefits from the knowledge which was gained during the development of the successful competition wing STRATUS².
Compared with its predecessor, the ASTRAL³ stands out because of improved thermic flight characteristics and new, very direct handling where there is low control pressure.
The precise, defined handling allows gentle turning in weak thermic conditions and easy turns with good banking in strong conditions.
The next thermal is quickly reached because there is low sink in fully accelerated flight but also high canopy stability.

Overall, the ASTRAL³ has the most balanced handling of the successful ASTRAL - Intermediate range..

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LTF homologation

2 2 2 2
55 - 80 65 - 90 80 - 105 100 - 130

Cells

66 66 66 66

Wing area (m²)

-- 27 28,5 30,5

Wing area projected (m²)

21,6 23,6 25,6 27,5

Wing span (m)

11,6 12,2 12,5 13

Projected wing span (m)

9,7 10,1 10,6 11,3

Aspect ratio

5,5 5,5 5,5 5,5

Glider weight (kg)

5,6 5,9 6,2 6,5

Max speed (km/h)

50 50 50 50

Trim speed (km/h)

36 36 36 36
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Special designs

In general there are two ways to individualise the paraglider,

  • firstly by a special design (see below) and,
  • secondly, by adding an advertising message to it.

Paraglider sponsoring

Here are some facts and information which you may find helpful in finding sponsors or applying for sponsorship.

Special designs

Note

The delivery time for special colors can vary strongly due to capacity utilization of our production. Please contact your dealer to inquire the respective delivery time.

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Foto: Björn Hänsler - Location: Bregenzerwald / Austria

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Maintenance and Service Book

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