Jun 25 2011
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Independence Draco

Independence - Draco



The Draco, our new Speed-Flyer! The main difference between the Draco and a conventional Speed-Rider is the much better gliding-performance of the Draco. While Speed-Riders are made for cruising down hills with ski or snowboards, the Speed-Flyer Draco can be foot-launched. This offers the well-experienced pilot versatile purposes:

Flying in strong wind-conditions, groundhandling, but also classic Speed-Riding are possible with the new Draco. The profile and the canopy-geometry give the Draco a very high stability, but also offer a very good gliding-performance for such a small canopy. This enables even thermal-flights in applicable conditions.

By it´s reliable take-off behaviour and it´s small packing-size and low weight it is also for alpinists, who have advanced pilot-skills, a good opportunity to come down from the summit fast.

The name "Draco" and the design of the wing are a tribute to the Draco Volans Acro Team from Montafon (Austria). These five young pilots are not only flying our Draco but also our Acroglider Duke and our Speed-Rider Carver. Thanks Draco-Volans for all your support!!

ATTENTION: Speed-Flying is a very challenging sport and should only be done by well experienced pilots with the necessary education.

The Draco is available in three sizes in the following colour-combiantions. It comes with a funky assymmetric design.





16m 18m


Manufacture: Independence World


 Technical Data

Model Draco 14m² Draco 16m² Draco 18m²
Area (Flat/Projected) 14,0m²/12,08m² 16,0m²/13,81,5m² 18,0m²/15,53m²
Wing Span (Flat/Projected) 7,79m/6,29m 8,33m/6,73m 8,83m/7,13m
Chord (max/min) ?m/?m ?m/?m ?m/?m
Aspect Ratio (Flat/Projected) 4,34/3,28
No. of Cells 29
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Glide Ratio ?:1
Trim Speed ~ Top Speed ?km/h ~ ?km/h ?km/h ~ ?km/h ?km/h ~ ?km/h
Recommended Fly weight (kg) Advanced 85 100


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