Mistral Twin
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General

The SWING development team wanted to design a high-performance tandem glider with good-natured flight characteristics, so it returned to the design principles of the successful Mistral 3. The result is the Mistral Twin, which combines direct and energy-saving handling with simple launch and flight behaviour. This guarantees both high safety and much enjoyment when flying tandem on good thermal days.
Target Market

The particularly simple launch characteristics and excellent thermal properties of the Mistral Twin make it suitable both for professional use with inexperienced passengers and also for tandem cross-country flights.
Flight behaviour

The Mistral Twin's low take-off speed is outstanding. Even with a high load, three steps are generally needed for the pilot and passenger to take off. This helps with safety, particularly if passengers are inexperienced or if launch conditions are unfavourable. The control pressure of the Mistral Twin is very low compared to other tandem gliders in the upper range and increases progressively. The glider has good dampening and high ground stability in turbulence and at the same time gives the pilot sensitive feedback on air movement and canopy response. It also has very good climb and glide features. With its unusually large weight range from 135 to 230 kg, the Mistral Twin is particularly suitable for professional use.

Design and workmanship

The glider has a similar design to that of the successful Mistral 3 with 50 cells and an aspect ratio of 5.05. The sweepback and the elliptical form give the wing a lean, sporty appearance and this is an indication of its performance. The elaborate interior of V-tapes and a system of load-bearing tapes ensures high canopy stability. The glider is equipped with an adjuster which enables a speed increase of approx. 5-6 km/h.

The results from the Mistral Twin's load test showed that the glider would withstand 8g with a take-off weight of 304 kg. The wing was even subjected to top loads of 2.9 tonnes, without it being damaged. This excellent result is evidence of the robust manufacture of the glider and the excellent quality of the materials used. The top surface of the Mistral Twin is siliconised, which gives it high UV-resistance and ensures that the glider will have a long life.

Mistral Twin 35 38

LTF homologation

1-2 1-2
125 - 195 130 - 230

Cells

50 50

Wing area (m²)

40,1 43,4

Wing area projected (m²)

34,8 37,7

Wing span (m)

14,2 14,8

Projected wing span (m)

11,27 11,72

Aspect ratio

5,05 5,05

Projected aspect ratio

3,65 3,65

Glider weight (kg)

8,8 9,3

Min. sink rate (m/s)

1,05-1,15 1,05-1,15

Max speed (km/h)

42-45 42-45

Trim speed (km/h)

36-39 36-39
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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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Maintenance and Service Book

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