Aspen 4

 

Gradient Aspen 4

 

With the new Aspen4 Gradient sets new standards in the development of high end intermediate paragliders. The result is well balanced glider which offers unique performance and meets EN-C homologation standards in the same time. Gradient’s innovative DDsystem is at the heart of the wing, allowing us to push performance and speed in the Aspen4 to the very limit of its class. The Aspen4 has a unique low bank when turning which allows pilots to fly in amazingly tight 360s when thermalling, and always offers the maximum wing area to the thermal for the most efficient climb. The DDsystem means limits can be pushed without extending the glider’s aspect ratio. For Aspen4 pilots this means safe and predictable flight characteristics in turbulent air, low risk of cravats and typical Gradient handling.

DDsystem
Gradient's Double Diagonal System (DDsystem) was developed especially for the Aspen4 and is the heart of the wing. It means a stable profile and the best possible tension in the upper sail, the lower sail and the leading edge. A carefully chosen combination of different materials has been carefully selected to work with the DDsytem. The result is a wing in perfect balance. Reinforcement is used where needed, including the leading edge which is strengthened with nylon rods. Uniquely shaped rib reinforcements optimise the wingloading across the canopy: a big advantage in case of collapses.

 

Technical Data
size

22
24
26
28
30
Flat area
m2
22.06
24.10
25.94
27.86
30.42
Span
m
11.50
12.02
12.46
12.92
13.50
Aspect ratio

5.99
5.99
5.99
5.99
5.99
Max. chord
m
2.41
2.52
2.62
2.71
2.83
Min. chord
m
0.50
0.52
0.54
0.56
0.58
Number of cells

62
62
62
62
62
Line consumption
m
212.9
222.5
230.8
239.2
249.9
Glider weight
kg
4,7
5
5,4
5,8
6,2
Min. take-off weight
kg
67
75
85
95
105
Max. take-off weight
kg
80
90
105
115
130
Basic speed*
km/h
39
39
39
39
39
Max. speed*
km/h
58+
58+
58+
58+
58+
Min. sink rate*
m/s
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
Gliding ratio*

10+
10+
10+
10+
10+
Certification EN / LTF

(C)
C
C
C
(C)

 

Colors

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