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General

The SWING development team has been working for a number of years on the concept of a lightweight paraglider, which is suitable both for use as a mountain glider and also for everyday flying thanks to its sound and intelligent design. It was important in making this concept a reality for the glider to have a low weight and volume, and uncomplicated launch and flight characteristics. A 35gm/m² siliconised fabric was developed specifically for the EVEREST according to SWING specifications. Intensive work on all aspects of the glider resulted in a weight reduction of 30% compared to gliders with similar construction.

Target market

The EVEREST is ideal for pilots for whom a glider with reduced weight and bulk and simple launch and flight characteristics are important. The EVEREST backpack supplied with the glider has also been reduced in weight and it has been adapted to suit the needs of a mountaineer-pilot. The finely tuned handling of the EVEREST will also appeal to the experienced, safety-conscious pilot who wishes to enjoy relaxed flying away from crowded flying sites.

Design

The cells of the EVEREST are individually suspended. This classic design along with the ultra-light fabric material ensures that the canopy is lightweight and that the pack volume is low. A weight-optimised, Kevlar-strengthened 12mm wide webbing with high load capacity is incorporated for the risers. A 4-point riser system is used so that changes in the angle of attack on acceleration are even. This complex distribution means that the pilot is not under any disadvantage when using descent methods such as "big ears" or B-stall. The main lines of the Everest are made from sheathed Tecnora to protect them from chafing and damage on uneven surfaces. Unsheathed Dyneema lines are used for the top lines to keep the glider's weight down.

Workmanship

The silicon fabric used for the EVEREST has high UV-resistance and abrasion resistance even though it is light-weight. These features are very important, particularly for a paraglider used in the mountains. Nylon bands are sewn into the top surface to stop the fabric slipping in the snow. Other design features are consistent with the fact that the glider can be used for various purposes. For example, it has sealable DIRT.EX openings on the stabilo lines so that dirt and debris can be removed from inside the paraglider.

Flight behaviour

The EVEREST has the same good-natured profile as the AXIS 3. It is notable for its very low tendency to shoot forward and its easy launch procedure. The long control travel and the progressively increasing control pressure give the EVEREST particularly forgiving behaviour in connection with the brakes, without creating a sluggish feeling. The paraglider has a particularly high degree of safety and is thus excellent for use on rough launch sites and in challenging flying areas. These features, combined with its low weight, will let pilots get off the beaten track.

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LTF homologation

1 1 1 1 1 1-2
55 - 80 65 - 90 80 - 110 95 - 125 105 - 140 105 - 165

Cells

37 37 37 37 37 37

Wing area (m²)

25,4 27,3 29,2 31,1 33 33

Wing area projected (m²)

22,9 24,7 26,5 28,2 29,9 29,9

Wing span (m)

11,45 11,85 12,25 12,65 13,05 13,05

Projected wing span (m)

9,2 9,5 9,83 10,15 10,47 10,47

Aspect ratio

5,15 5,15 5,15 5,15 5,15 5,15

Projected aspect ratio

3,65 3,65 3,65 3,65 3,65 3,65

Glider weight (kg)

4 4,3 4,6 4,9 5,2 5,2

Min. sink rate (m/s)

1,1 1,1 1,1 1,1 1,1  

Max speed (km/h)

45 45 45 45 45  

Trim speed (km/h)

36 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: Lars Pongs / Location: Wilde Kaiser / Austria
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Inspection information

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Maintenance and Service Book

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