Stratus Core
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Developed from our best concepts ever

Constructing a competition glider to meet the demands of top performance is one of the greatest challenges in paraglider manufacture. With the Stratus Core, our R&D team has created a competition glider which was developed out of our best concepts ever and which embodies the pursuit of maximum performance for competition flying. Even the design of the Stratus Core emphasises the notion of competition. The contrasting “lightning flash” against our daring new lime-green give the Stratus Core a unique dynamic. The allure of its origin – competition flying – underscores the swept back wing tips, an aspect ratio of 7.7 and the new basic form and curvature line, which is distinctive to all current Swing models.
The sleek silhouette of the Stratus Core gives an indication of the newly developed profile, which produces a remarkable forward thrust. In combination with a complex rigid structure (which Swing has applied to patent as a new design) the surface area produces a high shear stiffness, which achieves a clear increase in performance, particularly in turbulent conditions and glide sections into the wind.

In competitive sport, equipment will only be convincing when all factors are optimally adjusted, as is the case with the Stratus Core. “Mini ribs” are used for the first time, which further optimise the contour accuracy of the trailing edge. In addition to the rigid elements and mini-ribs, V-ribs are used to shape the inner structure, which brace the wing across three cells. The transmission of force occurs through specially designed mylar rigid elements, where the thin 0.45 – 0.75mm unsheathed aramid lines are attached. The loops of the “hand-shake” connections (special loop technology) are further strengthened by splicing in an additional line, to be able to withstand maximum stress.
There are other clever details, such as the speed system’s new ball-bearing mounted pulley, a new shackle shape for the 12mm wide kevlar risers and individual adjustment options, so that the Stratus Core can be altered to suit a pilot’s personal preferences for speed.

Who should fly this glider?

The Stratus Core is noticeably more demanding to fly when it comes to extreme manoeuvres than its predecessor, the Stratus WRC. Swing does not recommend the Stratus Core as an introduction into the open class or for pilots who have not mastered extreme manoeuvres. Swing therefore reserves the right to refuse to sell the glider to pilots who do not have adequate qualifications.

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LTF homologation

NO NO NO NO NO

CEN homologation

NO NO NO NO NO
Take off weight (kg) min./max. inkl. Equipment – open class 85 - 92 93 - 100 100 - 107 107 - 114 116 - 125

Cells

77 77 77 77 77

Wing area (m²)

23,9 25,5 26,5 27,6 28,9

Wing area projected (m²)

20,5 21,9 22,8 23,7 24,8

Wing span (m)

13,6 14 14,3 14,58 14,9

Projected wing span (m)

10,9 11,3 11,5 11,7 12

Aspect ratio

7,7 7,7 7,7 7,7 7,7

Projected aspect ratio

5,79 5,79 5,79 5,79 5,79

Glider weight (kg)

6,8 7 7,2 7,36 7,64

Min. sink rate (m/s)

0,95 0,95 0,95 0,95 0,95

Max speed (km/h)

> 60 > 60 > 60 > 60 > 60

Trim speed (km/h)

40 40 40 40 40

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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Foto: Martin Scheel / azoom.ch - Location: Interaken / Switzerland

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