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STING 2 – for those who have big plans

The STING 2 is the updated version of the now nearly legendary STING – the paraglider with combined certification which is probably the world’s biggest-selling paramotor glider. The STING 2’s many fans have had to wait a long time for the new version, which shows how thorough we have been when it came to development. We wanted the STING 2 to improve on the flight characteristics of its proven predecessor for its various uses, while at the same time still being suitable for training. This means (in Germany at least) LTF/EN-A certification, i.e. maximum passive safety. In certification for motorised flight, here at SWING we decided not to take the easier option of foreign certification, but to carry out all necessary flight testing in accordance with airworthiness requirements for paramotor wings in Germany, with an appropriately extended weight range.

Another aim in development was to create a paraglider with performance data and handling which would make it appeal to all pilots who have the enjoyment of flying as a top priority. The STING 2’s special feature: speed bar travel can be extended in just a few quick steps so the speed range available can be increased for free flight. This turns the EN-A glider suitable for learners into a mid-level EN-B glider, so the STING 2 evolves along with the pilot’s skills. The STING 2 combines modern paraglider design with excellent properties in thermal flying and top flight behaviour when used in motorised flight. This makes it the ideal glider for anyone who has great plans for their flying!

Design and construction

  • 3D-shaping of the leading edge

  • plastic wires for the leading edge reinforcement

  • miniribs on the trailing edge

  • trimmer-riser system with two hang points

  • reinforced V-tapes and load-bearing tapes

  • speed range can be extended

  • reefing brake system on the trailing edge

  • optimised mix of materials (canopy/lines)

Features in motorised flight

  • balanced, simple launch behaviour

  • very high level of passive safety

  • long control travel, very forgiving

  • pleasant, balanced handling

  • good roll damping –> suitable for paraglider trikes

  • less sensitive in respect to counter-torque

  • 9cm trim range means a wide speed range

  • very high stability in the canopy

  • very easy landing behaviour
  • durable, thanks to solid construction

Features in thermal flight

  • balanced, simple launch behaviour

  • very high level of passive safety

  • long control travel, very forgiving

  • pleasant, balanced handling

  • pleasant damping effect and flight characteristics for stress-free flying

  • simple centring in thermals

  • wide speed range –> safety margin in stronger winds

  • suitable for cross-country flying

  • smooth accelerator with adjustable acceleration distance

  • very high canopy stability

  • very easy landing behaviour

  • towing certification

Sting 2 S M L XL

Wing area (m²)

26,5 29,8 32,0

Sting 250

Wing span (m)

11,8 12,5 13,0  

Aspect ratio

5,2 5,2 5,2  

Wing area projected (m²)

22,7 25,4 27,4  

Projected wing span (m)

9,2 9,8 10,1  

Projected aspect ratio

3,7 3,7 3,7  

Cells

44 44 44  

Flat chord (m)

2,88 3,05 3,16  

Profile depth (m)

0,54 0,57 0,59  

Bridle count (m)

336 356 370  

Bridle height (m)

7,30 7,74 8,03  

Glider weight (kg)

5,1 5,5 5,8  

Aspect ratio

5.2 5.2 5.2  
         

Free Flying

       

LTF homologation

A/B

A/B

A/B

 

CEN homologation

A/B

A/B

A/B

 
Take off weight (kg) min./max. inkl. Equipment 75-95 85-105 95-115  

Trim speed (km/h)

38 ±1 38 ±1 38 ±1  

Trimmer

no

no

no

 

Accelerator travel (mm)l EN-A

130 130 130  

Max speed (km/h) EN-A

47 ±2 47 ±2 47 ±2  

Accelerator travel (mm)l EN-B

165 165 165  

Max speed (km/h) EN-B

50 ±2 50 ±2 50 ±2  
         

PPG flying

       
LTF 23/05 / DGAC

yes

yes

yes

 
Take off weight (kg) min./max. inkl. Equipment 96-120 106-135 116-145  

Trim speed (km/h)

38 ±1

38 ±1 38 ±1  

Accelerator

no

no

no

 

Trimmer

yes

yes

yes

 

Cruising Speed (km/h)

46 ±2 46 ±2 46 ±2  
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STING 2 - freeflying 1
STING 2 - freeflying 2
STING 2 - freeflying 3
Swing STING 2
Bremsgriff variabel
SWING Multigrip
Miniribs
Miniribs
Raffbremse
Reefing Brake
Raffbremse 2
Reefing Brake
STING 2 - plastic wires
Plastic Wires
STING 2 - riser - beschleuniger
Accelerator
STING 2 - riser - klassen
EN-A or EN-B - your choice
STING 2 - riser Class A
LTF-A / EN-A
STING 2 - riser Class B
LTF-B / EN-B
STING 2 - riser hangpoint
Hangpoints
STING 2 - riser slider
Slider
STING 2 - riser trimmer
Trimmer
STING 2 - Tragegurt
Riser
STING 2 - Tragegurt freigestellt
Riser
STING 2 - v-tapes
V-Tapes
 

SWING Multi Grip Demonstration

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Manual

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Maintenance and Service Book

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Sting 2 XS S M L XL
Test report --

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Homologation certificate DGAC

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*) Completion of certification shortly