bingreed Posted April 27, 2012 Share Posted April 27, 2012 I hope perhaps some kind soul might help me... Am currently looking for my first wing, for ground handling through to initial flights. Don't want to invest £2000+ in a new one yet, just to drag it around on the ground for hours on end, so secondhand it is. Looking at a Swing Arcus 5, it's XL (rated 105-130kgs as a paraglider) Notwithstanding the preference for replacement risers to convert it for powered flight, can anyone guide me on the all up weight range??? Have scoured t'internet but can only find paragliding weights quoted; understand the Sting is effectively the same wing aimed for powered flight, but there seems very little in common when it comes to weight ratings.... I weigh -ahem- 95kg, plus Bailey (30kg), wing (7kg), clothing/boots (10kg), camera/Kit-Kat/vario (5kg???) totals somewhere between 145 - 150kgs. 20kgs over the paraglider rating but I'm under power..... So the simple question is: will this wing be suitable for learning to ground handle & fly with an all up weight of up to 150kgs, or will I die horribly? (FYI I haven't discussed with my trainer yet - too impatient!) Thank you in anticipation xxx PS - of course, some kind reader might have an alternate wing they're just itching to sell me.......... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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