performance paraglider / rescue / single
ARCUS RS Lite Swing Flugsportgeräte GmbH

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Characteristics

  • Applications:

    performance, rescue

  • Maximum passengers:

    single

  • Maximum load:

    Max.: 115 kg (254 lb)

    Min.: 55 kg (121 lb)

  • Wingspan:

    Max.: 12.3 m (40'04")

    Min.: 8.7 m (28'06")

  • Wing surface:

    Max.: 30 m² (322.9 ft²)

    Min.: 19 m² (204.5 ft²)

  • Weight:

    Max.: 4.3 kg (9.48 lb)

    Min.: 3.7 kg (8.16 lb)

Description

The name ARCUS generates high expectations. It is linked inseparably with SWING and stands for a revolutionary paraglider design, which has given many thousands of paraglider pilots a safe and easy introduction into our captivating sport over a period of nearly 20 years.

The ARCUS RS, with its particular features and stylish appearance, joins this successful low-end B-tradition. Innovative and redesigned, it departs from the well-worn paths of paraglider development and provides completely new impetus for our sport.

The unique new partition system known as RAST now has additional valves, and the ARCUS RS is an impressive example of how it operates.

The canopy initially inflates at the front along the leading edge, while the rear section of the canopy is still empty. This is characteristic of the RAST system and creates a self-stabilising, reflex-profile.

There are a number of advantages to this:

The front part of the canopy fills very quickly, starting from the centre. This leads to the glider rising seamlessly and harmoniously without any tendency to overshoot.
To date, there haven’t been any cases of our ARCUS RS test pilots being launched unintentionally, even in strong thermal conditions.
The middle of the glider will not collapse even if the take-off run is very impulsive, as the entire front half of the glider promptly fills with air.
Any tendency to overshoot is significantly diminished even in a tailwind. There’s no longer any need for pilots to run after the paraglider downhill. Instead they can take some time for a controlled launch.