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I've just bought my first wing, an Ozone Indy Large.

In many topics on this forum, wings are referred to by thier area. The Indy specifications give two values for area, flat (i.e. total area as measured on a single plane) and projected (the area normal to the ground plane when inflated).

Which is it normal to use? Am I flying a 26m or a 30m wing?

Pete.

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I've just bought my first wing, an Ozone Indy Large.

In many topics on this forum, wings are referred to by thier area. The Indy specifications give two values for area, flat (i.e. total area as measured on a single plane) and projected (the area normal to the ground plane when inflated).

Which is it normal to use? Am I flying a 26m or a 30m wing?

Pete.

you are flying a 29.70m wing (flat area)

Projected Area - The area of the planform of a paraglider as the paraglider is in flight, or inflated, measured in square meters (m2). This is generally not used as a size reference for pilots but important

Flat Area - The planform of a paraglider as it is lied out flat on the ground. Measured in square meters (m2).

This is the general reference used for pilots

Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the replies - all is clear.

Alan - I'm 115 kg clip-in weight with motor but no fuel - Ozone's website gives two sets of weight figures:

1) Weight range 95-110kg

2) Recommended weight range 95-135kg.

That puts me either over the top or smack in the middle.

Pete

Bailey 175

Ozone Indy

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