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The best paraglider is whichever one is best suited to the particular pilot. We developed the MIURARS for ambitious pilots who are looking for a glider with excellent properties in thermal flight, which they can use to perfect their skills over a number of years.

The MIURARS is in essence an elegant 48 cell glider in the low-end B category, but it transforms into an A category glider when needed in just a few simple steps. You decide which category glider you wish to fly, but at the same time keep your options open.

 

  • Speed limiter combines A and B categories into one paraglider

  • balanced handling and excellent climb characteristics

  • RAST for greater control and comfort

 

The challenge we faced when developing the MIURARS was to create a glider with enough performance for ambitious beginners to be able to get into thermalling and cross-country flying, but which still had the feeling of safety and comfort during flight found in a basic intermediate wing. As soon as we had tested the first prototypes, we knew that the MIURARS  was more than just an ordinary basic intermediate glider. Performance and handling reveal B category genes but, with moderate use of the speed system, its behaviour in terms of safety is consistent with that of a glider in the A category. For this reason we decided to have the MIURARS certified twice: firstly as an A category glider suitable for training, and secondly as a basic intermediate with its benefits of the extended speed range. This is possible by adding or unmounting the speed limiter, which pilots can do themselves in just a few seconds. If you decide to buy the MIURARS, you don’t have to choose one or the other!

 

Who should fly the MIURARS?

Ambitious beginners wanting to use the performance and handling of an intermediate glider in their training, but who still want to keep the passive safety of the A category, will immediately feel at ease with the MIURARS. The balanced damping and optimised RAST system will give you the confidence to climb higher than ever before, even in rough conditions. And on the subject of climbing, even its simple launch behaviour underlines its commitment to transport you with ease into the sky. This means the MIURARS is ideal as your future-proof first paraglider. Pilots coming from a higher EN rating and those who don’t fly very often will also appreciate the glider’s accessible performance.

With 48 cells and its efficient speed system, it offers climb and glide performance that is outstanding in this class, and which will still put a smile on your face even after years. We have also refined its handling so that you will always be in full control of the situation even in turbulent thermals. And if conditions should ever become rougher than was expected, RAST will help you maintain pressure in the canopy.

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Scope of delivery

  • Swing MIURA RS
  • Sherpa Packrucksack
  • inner-packsack
  • Compression Strap
  • Riserbag
  • Free*Spee Beschleuniger
  • Repair Cloth (transparent white)
  • Manual
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LTF homologation


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CEN homologation

B (A) B (A) B(A) B (A) B (A) A

Homologation certificate DGAC

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permissible weight range (kg) min./max. inkl. Equipment 55-75 70-90
80-100
90-110 105-125 115-145

Recommended weight range (kg) Min/Max inkl. Ausrüstung

60-75 75-90
88-100
98-110 108-125 120-135

Cells

48 48 48 48 48 48

Wing area (m²)

22,0 24,4 26 27,5 30,9 34,0

Wing area projected (m²)

19,2 21,4 22,7 24,0 27,0 29,7

Wing span (m)

10,6 11,2 11,6 11,9 12,6 13,2

Projected wing span (m)

8,6 9,1 9,4 9,7 10,3 10,8

Aspect ratio

5,15 5,15 5,15 5,15 5,15 5,15

Projected aspect ratio

3,9 3,9 3,9 3,9 3,9 3,9

Glider weight (kg)

4,3 4,6 4,8 5,1 5,5 6,0

Min. sink rate (m/s)

1,0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1,0

Max speed (km/h)

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50 (46) ±2 50 (46) ±2 50 (46) ±2 50 (46) ±2 50 (46) ±2 50±2

Trim speed (km/h)

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38 ±1 38 ±1 38 ±1 38 ±1 38 ±1 38 ±1

MIURA RS Materialliste

Bezeichnung Bestell Nr. Werkstoff Abmessung Oberfläche Hersteller
Fangleinen (Stamm) 7343-230/ -190 Tecnora ø 1,7mm/ 1,5mm ummantelt Edelrid
Fangleinen (1.Gabel) 7343-140 Tecnora ø 1,3mm ummantelt Edelrid
Fangleinen (2.Gabel) DSL 070 Dyneema ø 0,9mm unummantelt Liros
Tuch Obersegel 9017 E25 / STA 15
Nylon 38 g/m² - 31g/m² beschichtet Porcher Sport / Techfiber Services, Inc Japan
Tuch Untersegel STA 15

Nylon
31 g/m² beschichtet
Techfiber Services, Inc Japan
Tuch Profile WT 2042 Nylon 32 g/m² beschichtet
Techtex
Gurtband 12mm BLK Aramid / Polyester 12 mm / 2 mm -- Cousin
Profilverstärkung Support rod
Nitinol / Nylon ø 1,0 mm / 0,8mm, tubecover --
Techtex
Bremsleinen DFSL 200 / DSL 70 Dyneema ø 2,0 / 0,9 mm
ummantelt Liros

Miura RS Leinenverbindungsplan

Miura RS

Technology & Features

 

 

 

Speed-Limiter

 

It takes just a few quick steps to limit speed system travel, turning the MIURARS into an A category glider that is suitable for learners. When training has been completed, it is just as easy to remove the limiter and enjoy the performance benefits of the B category. Ball-bearing pulleys make even the longest glide stages a breeze.

 

 


RAST

 

The well-proven RAST-System is of course part of the MIURARS inner structure. It gives the MIURARS the addition of stability and control and is responsible for its unique and comfortable RAST-feeling during takeoff and flight. The patented bulkhead partition with its valves helps to prevent big collapses and deformations, hence reducing the risk of uncontrolled flight patterns.

 


Mini ribs with 3D shaping and internal stitching

 

Ballooning on the trailing edge has a considerable influence on a paraglider’s control pressure and handling. That’s why, with the TWIN RS 2, ballooning in this area was reduced to a minimum using 3D shaping, in addition to the tried and tested mini ribs. The trick here is that the mini ribs have internal stitching on the top surface so that none of the threads can get caught up on the ground and pulled out, even when launching in difficult terrain.

 


Nitinol foils

 

Nitinol is a high-strength, temperature- and corrosion-resistant shape memory alloy. The name Nitinol is an acronym for Nickel Titanium Naval Ordnance Laboratory. This material is well-known in medical technology, and for a long time Swing has been using it as leading edge reinforcement in paraglider design, one of the first paraglider manufacturers to do so. For the MIURARS, the Nitinol reinforcements are inserted into nylon tubes. This meant that the cross-sectional area (and thus the contact area for the top surface material) could be increased without having to forego the positive features of the memory alloy (bend-resistance, length and dimensional stability).

 


Colored Riser Connections

 

To avoid any mistakes when clipping in, the attachment loops for the MIURARS have colour identification. This lets you see at a glance whether the risers are correctly attached to the harness.

 


 

 

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Brochure / Flyer

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Homologation certificate DGAC

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Manual

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Maintenance and Service Book

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Inspection information

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Test reports

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Testberichte und Reviews

 


 

Testbericht: SWING MIURA RS

Sogenannte „High-A“- Gleitschirme, also Einsteigergeräte mit toller Leistung und Schulungstauglichkeit, sind in der Saison 2020 in aller Munde. Swing mischt mit einem interessanten Konzept mit A- und B-Zulassung (je nach Beschleunigerweg) an vorderster Front mit ...

 

Testpilot: Norbert Aprissnig

Fotos: Norbert Aprissnig

 

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Piloten Feedbacks

 

From the Mito to the Miura RS by Alfred Kirst

It really is great to be choosing your very own glider for the first time after using a beginner glider. Maybe not everyone thinks so, but for me it is quite special. My Swing Mito beginner glider was my best friend for two years, four months and two days. I keep a very detailed logbook, which is why I can be so certain. And I was equally certain that our time together was nearing an end, because I was getting more and more keen to try out a glider with greater performance. Ideally one that would carry me through the air just as safely and untroubled by gusts and difficult thermals as the Mito has done so faithfully - but with improved performance please. Various gliders were recommended to me and I was interested in the Arcus RS, another glider from Swing. The RAST system really impressed me. I manage really well using it and with the Mito it has also always made me feel safe in dicey situations.

The excellent advice to try out the Miura RS came from my former flying instructor. At first I didn’t really want to. A glider with both A and B certification, hmm… somehow it seemed to be neither one thing nor the other. Or so I thought…at first…until I’d flown it. I borrowed a test glider and I headed to my local launch site straight away. The first flight – a gentle glide down. But what’s this? Nothing like my usual sink rate with the Mito, with the Miura RS I got almost twice as high relative to my usual landmarks. It wasn’t my doing – it must be the glider! And then once more. Exactly the same thing happened on my second flight: the Miura RS gave me much more altitude for the descent and thus more scope to be able to move around the terrain. And the Miura RS also made it easy to manoeuvre, as it responds much more happily to weight-shifting and turns than the Mito, whilst retaining more height. Next up after my local site was the Neunerköpfle in the Tannheim Valley. And there the Miura RS sparked in me a joy in flying that I hadn’t experienced before.

After 14 test flights, I had no doubt: the Miura RS is much more responsive and also much more agile in thermal conditions, and is endowed with much better flight characteristics than the Mito, but at the same time it still imparts a smooth good-natured feeling in its handling, which reminds me a lot of the Mito and for which I am thankful as well. To make a comparison: flying the Mito is like driving without power steering, flying the Miura RS is like driving with power steering. And I no longer want to go without this convenient feature of undemanding manageability. Is the Miura RS a hybrid between A and B? I don’t know and the definition doesn’t matter at all to me. For me, the Miura RS opens up almost seamlessly completely new opportunities in flying, which I will grow into with real joy and a feeling of safety – and that is where I will fly, as I’ve now had my own Miura RS for two days. And that’s what matters.

Here’s the video: changing to a new glider – from the Mito to the Miura RS. https://youtu.be/DrsABj4TBp4