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Axis 3


The origins of the Axis 3 go back to the Arcus 3. When realising the new designs, the Swing development team relied on a proven backup design system. Along with the Arcus 3, a second prototype proved to be particularly promising.

The Axis 3 is the ideal glider for beginner pilots. The low canopy weight and the small packing size mean that the Axis 3 is also well suited for long mountain trips. The “classic” construction of the Axis 3 means that its canopy is light and it has a small pack size. The 4 point riser system is retained because of the more even change in the angle of attack on acceleration. Even an inexperienced pilot will have no problem in carrying out rapid descent methods such as “big ears” and B-stalls.

Development of the computer programmes used allows images to be more and more exact and this ensures high profile accuracy and precisely defined tension distribution. The Axis 3 is finished off with details such as the Ergo Grip – brake handle and the stabiliser openings (which can be closed) which allow dirt and debris to be cleaned from the inside of the glider.

The Axis 3 has a slightly modified form of the Arcus 3 profile. The distinctive features of the profile are its very low tendency to shoot forward, its particularly balanced launch behaviour as well as its excellent thermal characteristics. The long control travel and the progressive control pressure give the Axis 3 particularly forgiving behaviour when the brakes are used (which makes it suitable for beginners) but without creating a sluggish feeling.

The DHV 1 Axis 4 offers more than a pure training glider. It has even simpler handling and higher safety margins than its predecessor. It also has a longer life expectancy.

A notable feature of the profile is its very low tendency to pitch forward. It has particularly simple and good-natured launch behaviour and excellent properties in thermal flying. The late stall point and the progressive control pressure make the Axis 4 a particularly forgiving glider. This makes it perfect for beginners who are getting familiar with the control lines. Notwithstanding its DHV 1 rating, pilots can very quickly experience the pleasure of their first thermal and cross-country flying, given the AXIS 4’s relatively high level of agility.

The canopy structure of the Axis 4 has been completely redefined. The rounded openings on the bottom surface allow pilots to launch very easily even if conditions are somewhat unfavourable. The overall line length has been reduced by using a thinner material for the lines and adopting a new line geometry. This reduces drag and increases performance.

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Axis 5


The Axis 5 for beginners, offers flying enjoyment meaning an easy launch, simple handling, a good glide and maximum passive safety. With forgiving characteristics, it has an EN-A classification.

The AXIS 5 offers:

1. the canopy rises even better when inflating
2. higher trim and max speed
3. higher canopy stability over the whole speed range Geschwindigkeitsbereich
4. better glide
5. it is even more well-balanced
6. smaller pack size
7. better agility at the same damping around the roll and pitch axes
8. use of flex sticks to give better strength of form in the leading edge area.  

Technical Data

Swing AXIS 3     3.22
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 55-80 kg
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 25,4 sq.m
Area projected: 22,9 sq.m
Span flat: 11,45 m
Span projected: 9,20 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,65
Glider weight: 5,5 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 45 km/h
Trim speed approx: 36 km/h
LTF-certification: DHV 1     

Swing AXIS 3     3.24
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 65-90 kg
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 27,3 sq.m
Area projected: 24,7 sq.m     
Span flat: 11,85 m
Span projected: 9,51 m
Aspect ratio: 5,1
Aspect ratio projected: 3,65
Glider weight: 5,9 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 45 km/h
Trim speed approx: 36 km/h
LTF-certification: DHV 1     

Swing AXIS 3     3.26
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 80-105 kg     
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 29,2 sq.m
Area projected: 26,53 sq.m
Span flat: 12,25 m
Span projected: 9,83 m
Aspect ratio: 5,1
Aspect ratio projected: 3,65
Glider weight: 6,3 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 45 km/h
Trim speed approx: 37 km/h
LTF-certification: DHV 1     

Swing AXIS 3     3.28
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 95-130 kg
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 31,1 sq.m
Area projected: 28,2 sq.m
Span flat: 12,65 m
Span projected: 10,15 m
Aspect ratio: 5,1     5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,65
Glider weight: 6,7 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 45 km/h
Trim speed approx: 36 km/h       
LTF-certification: DHV 1     

Swing AXIS 3     3.30
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 105-140 kg(Mono) / 105-170 kg(Tandem)
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 33,0 sq.m
Area projected: 29,9 sq.m
Span flat: 13,05 m
Span projected: 10,47 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,65
Glider weight: 7,3 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 45 km/h
Trim speed approx: 36 km/h
LTF-certification: DHV 1 <140kg: DHV 1 / >140kg: DHV1-2

Swing AXIS 4     4.22
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 55-80 kg
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 25,4 sq.m
Area projected: 22,7 sq.m     
Span flat: 11,5 m    
Span projected: 9,15 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,6
Glider weight: 5,45 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 45 km/h
Trim speed approx: 37 km/h
LTF-certification: DHV 1

Swing AXIS 4     4.24

Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 75-95 kg
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 27,3 sq.m
Area projected: 24,5 sq.m
Span flat: 11,9 m     
Span projected: 9,35 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,6
Glider weight: 5,9 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 45 km/h
Trim speed approx: 37 km/h
LTF-certification: DHV 1

Swing AXIS 4     4.26
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 85-110 kg     
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 29,2 sq.m
Area projected: 26,3 sq.m     
Span flat: 12,3 m     
Span projected: 9,7 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,6
Glider weight: 6,25 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 45 km/h
Trim speed approx: 37 km/h
LTF-certification: DHV 1

Swing AXIS 4     4.28
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 100-125 kg
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 31,1 sq.m
Area projected: 28 sq.m
Span flat: 12,7 m     
Span projected: 10,1 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,6
Glider weight: 6,55 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 45 km/h
Trim speed approx: 37 km/h
LTF-certification: DHV 1

Swing AXIS 4     4.30
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 115-140 kg
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 33,0 sq.m
Area projected: 29,7 sq.m
Span flat: 13,1 m
Span projected: 10,4 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,6
Glider weight: 6,9 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 45 km/h
Trim speed approx: 37 km/h
LTF-certification: DHV 1

Swing AXIS 5     5.22

Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 65 - 85 kg
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 26,0 sq.m
Area projected: 22,05 sq.m
Span flat: 11,57 m
Span projected: 9,04 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,71
Glider weight: 5,6 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 47 km/h
Trim speed approx: 38 km/h

Swing AXIS 5     5.24

Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 75 - 100 kg
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 28,0 sq.m
Area projected: 23,75 sq.m
Span flat: 12,01 m
Span projected: 9,38 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,71
Glider weight: 5,8 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 47 km/h
Trim speed approx: 38 km/h

Swing AXIS 5     5.26
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 90 - 115 kg
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 30,0 sq.m
Area projected: 25,45 sq.m
Span flat: 12,43 m
Span projected: 9,71 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,71
Glider weight: 6,15 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 47 km/h
Trim speed approx: 38 km/h

Swing AXIS 5     5.28

Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 105 - 130 kg
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 32,0 sq.m
Area projected: 27,14 sq.m
Span flat: 12,84 m
Span projected: 10,03 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,71
Glider weight: 6,6 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 47 km/h
Trim speed approx: 38 km/h

Swing AXIS 5     5.30
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 115 - 140 kg
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 34,0 sq.m
Area projected: 28,84 sq.m
Span flat: 13,23 m
Span projected: 10,34 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,71
Glider weight: 6,95 kg
Min. sink rate approx: 1,1 m/s
Max. speed approx: 47 km/h
Trim speed approx: 38 km/h

 

 


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