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The Kimfly River is a Slovenian single-place paraglider that was designed in collaboration with Michaƫl Nessler and was produced by Kimfly of Vodice. It is now out of production.

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Design and development

The River was designed as an intermediate glider. The models are each named for their relative size.

Variants

River S
Small-sized model for lighter pilots. Its 11.4 m (37.4 ft) span wing has a wing area of 25.5 m2 (274 sq ft), 43 cells and the aspect ratio is 5.1:1. The pilot weight range is 55 to 70 kg (121 to 154 lb). The glider model is Slovenian certified.
River SM
Small mid-sized model for light to medium-weight pilots. Its 11.7 m (38.4 ft) span wing has a wing area of 26.4 m2 (284 sq ft), 44 cells and the aspect ratio is 5.2:1. The pilot weight range is 65 to 80 kg (143 to 176 lb). The glider model is Slovenian certified.
River M
Mid-sized model for medium-weight pilots. Its 12 m (39.4 ft) span wing has a wing area of 28.25 m2 (304.1 sq ft), 43 cells and the aspect ratio is 5.1:1. The pilot weight range is 75 to 90 kg (165 to 198 lb). The glider model is Slovenian certified.
River L
Large-sized model for heavy-weight pilots. Its 12.35 m (40.5 ft) span wing has a wing area of 29.25 m2 (314.8 sq ft), 44 cells and the aspect ratio is 5.2:1. The pilot weight range is 85 to 105 kg (187 to 231 lb). The glider model is Slovenian certified.
River XL
Extra large-sized model for even heavier-weight pilots. Its 12.70 m (41.7 ft) span wing has a wing area of 31.74 m2 (341.6 sq ft), 43 cells and the aspect ratio is 5.1:1. The pilot weight range is 95 to 115 kg (209 to 254 lb). The glider model is Slovenian certified.

Specifications (River M)

Data from Bertrand

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 28.25 m2 (304.1 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 5.1:1
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 49 km/h (30 mph; 26 kn)
  • References

    Kimfly River Wikipedia


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