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The STING is probably the best-known paramotor wing, with combined DULV / DHV certification. Together with the Arcus, the legendary free flying version of the STING, more than 10,000 of these gliders have been sold, making it the biggest-selling glider of all time!
No glider offers a greater spectrum of use than the STING or has been tested more often for compatibility with the most diverse range of propulsion systems. The STING combines excellent properties in thermal flying with optimum flight behaviour in motorised use, giving it what it needs to be an absolute classic among paragliders.

Development

The STING is based on the Arcus, which was unarguably way ahead of its time and which has set new standards in paraglider development.
It wasn't long before the Arcus was also enjoying enormous popularity with paramotor pilots, soSWING decided to offer a version of the Arcus optimised for motorised use the STING. The line material used for the STING is designed in such a way that a maximum take-off weight of up to 300kg is possible. We should mention the STING's riser system: as well as the efficient trimmers, it has two hang points, allowing it to be perfectly adjusted for any propulsion system / harness.
It will be difficult in future to develop a better paramotor glider with DHV 1/1-2 certification than the STING. This is because changes made to the DHV regulations after the STING's type certification limit the pitch angle allowed for some manoeuvres and do not allow any tendency to overshoot on launch.
However, it is these very features which make the STING so extraordinarily well-suited for motorised flight.

Flight characteristics

The STING has very well-balanced flight behaviour, which will not overextend beginners and infrequent flyers when thermalling, nor in motorised flight.
At the same time, the STING's simple launch behaviour is still the standard by which all others are measured.
Its good damping along the longitudinal axis also makes the STING extremely popular with paraglider trike pilots and very well-suited for stress-free cruising either alone or with a passenger.

Design

The symmetrical design emphasises the STING's pleasing nature. The bottom surface has for the main part been kept white, to make it easier for pilots to apply logos at a later time. If you would like an individual design, SWING offers you the option of creating your own special designs and logo gliders (for an additional charge).

Follow the link below for more information:
special designs

Target market

With its combined certification, the STING will appeal above all to pilots who would like one glider to use both for thermalling and to fly with a paramotor. With its DHV 1/1-2 and DULV standard classifications, the STING is suitable for learners without any restrictions, i.e. this glider can be used for all paraglider training right up to the ultralight pilot's licence. With its tried and tested good-natured flight behaviour, the STING will inspire all pilots for whom flight safety is paramount.
At the same time, the STING has such good performance data that it is even used by some pilots at international paramotor competitions.

STING what more could a glider offer!

Sting 120 140 160 180 250

 

* for the use with a trike; Recommendation for foot launch: max. 120kg

** at optimum wingload and with trimmers open

 

         
LTF homologation 23/05 for paramotor gliders 1 - 2 1 - 2 1 - 2 1 - 2 1 - 2
Take off weight (kg) min./max. inkl. Equipment – Motor 65 - 148 * 80 - 140 95 - 160 105 - 180 105 - 250
Take off weight (kg) min./max. inkl. Equipment 65 - 85 80 - 105 95 - 125 105 - 140 105 - 170

Cells

43 46 46 48 48

Wing area projected (m²)

22,6 25,1 27,4 29,4 29,4

Wing span (m)

11,4 12,1 12,8 13,3 13,3

Projected wing span (m)

9,4 9,8 10,6 11,1 11,1

Aspect ratio

4,85 5 5 5,1 5,1

Max speed (km/h)

ca. 45 ** ca. 45 ** ca. 45 ** ca. 50 ** ca. 50 **

List price incl. 19% german VAT (EUR)

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Color Design Tool

We are currently improving our Color Design Tool. During this work, it will not be available.

For a wing in custom colors, please write an e-mail with your wishes to info@swing.de.

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.

IMG 6767
IMG 6768
IMG 6775
IMG 6957
Nina-C.-Kroatien-1
P4080035
P4110540
P4201461
Powerplay---STING--6779
Roll-Flight-MR506
STING---Bodenspirale
Tandem5
Sting DE EN FR ES

Manual

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Maintenance and Service Book

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Line connection plan

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Test report  LTF 23/05 for paramotor

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