Swing Arcus RS Lite

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Swing ARCUS RS Lite

The ARCUS RS lite, 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 a completely new impetus for our sport.

The Swing Arcus was a milestone in the Swing history

The ARCUS RS Lite is the weight-optimized version of the popular Arcus RS.

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 lite, 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 a 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-stabilizing, reflex-profile.

There are a number of advantages to the RAST system:

  1. The front part of the canopy fills very quickly, starting from the center. This leads to the glider rising seamlessly and harmoniously without any tendency to overshoot.
  2. To date, there haven’t been any cases of our ARCUS RS test pilots being launched unintentionally, even in strong thermal conditions.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

The self-stabilizing profile with RAST in the filling phase on launch. This gives the pilot safety and controls even in difficult launch conditions!

ARCUS RS lite Colors

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ARCUS-RS-lite-color Blue
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ARCUS-RS-lite-Color red
ARCUS-RS-lite-Color red
ARCUS-RS-lite-Color-White
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RAST means that the ARCUS RS is pleasantly damped and extremely stable during flight

It is in the turbulent air that RAST System really puts its strengths into play, effectively stabilizing the canopy and gently calming turbulent air. This makes the ARCUS RS extremely stable and forgiving, which results in noticeably improved precision and comfort during flight, and consequently also more control and better performance for the pilot. Typical for RAST is that, as weight loading increased, the operation of the multi-chamber system during flight intensified.

Tip:

If the pilot flies actively, then the pressure in the rear section can be increased again by braking so that resistance increases further even against harmless collapses.

You will be impressed by the ARCUS RS’s precision and speed both in thermalling and on cross-country flights.

The trailing edge of the ARCUS RS, stabilized with RAST, benefits the pilot in both thermalling and on cross-country flights:

  • no loss of performance by setting up the trailing edge in rough thermals
  • the response to brake input is precise and shows no delay
  • total control and maneuverability in thermal updrafts
  • markedly increasing control pressure before the stall point
  • directional stability and efficiency of a level previously seen only in gliders with a higher classification and many cells or additional reinforcement above-average stability at maximum speed

XC magazine ARcus RS Lite review

Arcus RS Lite XS S M L
LTF homologation in process B (PDF) B (☍) B (PDF)
CEN homologation B B B B
Take off weight (kg) min./max. inkl. Equipment 55-75 70-95 85-105 95-115
Cells 42 42 42 42
Wing area (m²) 24 27 30
Wing area projected (m²) 20,7 23,3 25,9
Wing span (m) 11,2 11,9 12,3
Projected wing span (m) 9,1 9,7 10,0
Aspect ratio 5,25 5,25 5,25 5,25
Projected aspect ratio 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Glider weight (kg) 3,4 3,7 4,1 4,3
Min. sink rate (m/s) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Trim speed (km/h) 38±1 38±1 38±1 38±1
Max speed (km/h) 50±1 50±1 50±1 50±1

 

Arcus RS lite details

Arcus RS lite optional accessories

Dyneema-Risers

The optional Dyneema risers make your Arcus RS Lite now even lighter!

Arcus RS lite Dynema risers

 

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