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The Swing development team worked on a lightweight paraglider, which is suitable both for use as a mountain glider and also for everyday flying thanks. It was important 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. Work on all aspects of the glider resulted in a weight reduction of 30% compared to gliders with similar construction.

The 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 cells of the Everest are individually suspended. 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.

The silicon fabric used for the Everest has high UV-resistance and abrasion resistance. Nylon bands are sewn into the top surface to stop the fabric slipping in the snow. It has sealable DIRT.EX openings on the stabilo lines so that dirt and debris can be removed from inside the paraglider.

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 forgiving behaviour in connection with the brakes, without creating a sluggish feeling. The paraglider has a particularly high degree of safety and is excellent for use on rough launch sites and in challenging flying areas.

Everest 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: 4,0 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

Everest 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: 9,50 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,65
Glider weight: 4,3 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

Everest 26
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 80-110 kg     
No. of cells: 37
Area flat: 29,2 sq.m
Area projected: 26,5 sq.m     
Span flat: 12,25 m
Span projected: 9,83 m
Aspect ratio: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,65
Glider weight: 4,6 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

Everest 28
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 95-125 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: 5,15
Aspect ratio projected: 3,65
Glider weight: 4,9 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

Everest 30
Take-off weight incl. Equipment: 105-140 kg (mono) / 105-165 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: 5,2 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

 

 


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