Papillon Discovery

The reliable and powerful EN-B glider for pilots who are always on the move to new horizons.

Its name says it all - the DISCOVERY is a sporty low- EN B wing that wants to bring you into the world of intuitive, efficient thermaling. Whether as a next step after your training or with a long flying experience - the DISCOVERY will make flying easy with its precise handling, have fun with its dynamics and be confident in turbulence through its good-natured behavior.

Technically perfected and with a durable material mix it opens up all possibilities to you. No matter if it's training on the grass, taking off in any terrain, as well as many hours in the air - he will guide you safely, strengthen your abilities and let you enjoy this new, carefree world!

The DISCOVERYis a harmonious, solid wing, which also offers the entry into the B-Class. With direct handling and great tolerance in case of any canopy failure, it is easy and comfortable to fly; the perfect wing to explore new things!

During the preparation for the start, a simple concept consisting of three main lines and color-coded raisers provide a good overview. The light and even rise of the canopy at the start lets you relax after a few steps.

The handling is progressive and sporty, but without overstraining you. The glider leads you exactly where you want to go and moves to the next thermal without overshooting. With his feedback you will learn to intuitively fly and feel the air.

Easy to turn in the thermals and with optimal climbing properties, the DISCOVERY paves the way to the cloud base and at the same time gives you security through its good-natured flight behavior when the conditions call for you.

Latest technical developments in the wing provide a balance of power, speed and stability. An efficient working profile and a stable leading edge, equipped with the proven shark nose construction, give the DISCOVERY everything you need to spend many hours relaxed in the air. Its material mix makes the wing sturdy, durable and lightweight. Experience a new world with the DISCOVERY - higher and more reliable climbs in the thermals, the first kilometers flown or long flights with distant targets - it brings you to power and you are safe on the road.

EN
B

Precision Profile Nose (PPN)

Precision Profile Nose (PPN)

The Precision Profile Nose (PPN) provides excellent launch characteristics and high edge traction in flight.

Sharknose Profile (SNP)

Sharknose Profile (SNP)

The Shark nose Profile (SNP) increases the stability of the wing especially at higher speeds.

3D-Shaping (3DS)

3D-Shaping (3DS)

3D Shaping (3DS) of the cells, optimized wing bias

Mini Ribs (MRB)

Mini Ribs (MRB)

Mini Ribs (MRB) on the trailing edge improve profile fidelity and flow and stabilize flight behavior.

High Pressure Crossport Design (HPCD)

High Pressure Crossport Design (HPCD)

The High Pressure Cross port Design (HPCD) allows good air distribution and pressure equalization within the wing and increases the folding stability of the cap.

Brake Gathering System (BGS)

Brake Gathering System (BGS)

With the Brake Gathering System (BGS) at the trailing edge, the sash precisely translates control impulses and allows for fine centering in the thermal.

Discovery XSSSMML
Recommended Start weight * [kg]55 - 6565 - 75 75 - 90 90 - 105 105 - 120 
Extended Start weight ** [kg]55 - 7065 - 80 75 - 9590 - 110 105 - 128 
Flat area [m²]20,9722,97 24,97 27,07 29,16 
Projected area [m²]17,91 19,62 21,3323,1224,91 
Flat wingspan  [m]10,55 11,04 11,5111,98 12,44
Projected wingspan [m]8,438,829,209,589,94 
Flat AR 5,35,35,35,35,3
Projected AR  3,973,973,973,973,97
Chord: center / wingtip [m/m]2,431 / 0,689 2,545  / 0,7212,653 / 0,7522,762 / 0,783 2,867 m / 0,812 m
V-Trim[km/h]37 - 3837 - 38 37 - 38 37 - 38 km/h37 - 38 km/h
V-Max. [km/h]50 - 51 50 - 51 50 - 51 50 - 51 km/h50 - 51 km/h
Bridle height  [m]6,6957,065 7,348 7,62 m7,947 m
Nr. of cells  5050505050
Glider weight  [kg]3,65 3,87 4,28 4,56 kg4,9 kg
Bridle length  [m]196,5 207,5 238,5 272,3 m305,5 m
Line diameter [mm]0,7 / 1,0 / 1,2 / 1,4
1,6 / 1,9
0,7 / 1,0 / 1,2 / 1,4
1,6 / 1,9
0,7 / 1,0 / 1,2 / 1,4
1,6 / 1,9
0,7 / 1,0 / 1,2 / 1,4
1,6 / 1,9
0,7 / 1,0 / 1,2 / 1,4
1,6 / 1,9
Speed system / trimmer  Ja / NeinJa / NeinJa / NeinJa / NeinJa / Nein
Certification  EN-B / LTF-BEN-B / LTF-BEN-B / LTF-BEN-B / LTF-BEN-B / LTF-B
Errors and omissions expected. Subject to change without notice. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission of Papillon Paragliders is prohibited.
*Recommended start weight
** Extended start weight (pilot, glider, equipment)

Papillon Discovery

  • Paraglider
  • Compression Bag
  • Compression Strap
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