BGD Dual Lite – Lightweight tandem ENB Paraglider

£4,099.00

BGD Dual Lite

If you have a lightweight tent (for two), two -10 degree sleeping bags, a gas burner, a couple of reversible harnesses, a GPS tracker and two flexible jobs, the DUAL LITE is for you. The DUAL LITE is designed specifically for adventurous teams. Its performance, safety, and weight have been optimised for long vol-bivouac flights and hike-and-fly.

Expected lead times are 2 days to 4 weeks depending on supplier – Please contact us for more information.

INFO

Extra water, food or wine could make up for the almost 1.1kg of weight we have skimmed off the DUAL (without losing much durability). With a mix of carefully allocated 27, 34, and 40 gram cloth the EN-B certified DUAL LITE feels like its parent – power steering, loads of feedback, and efficient characteristics.

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DUAL LITE

EN/LTF-B

Specifically designed for adventure teams we have optimised performance, weight, and safety making hike-and-fly, vol bivouac, and big XCs easier.

SIZE

40
40

SPECS

40
LINEAR SCALING FACTOR 1
PROJECTED AREA (M²) 34.3
FLAT AREA (M²) 40
GLIDER WEIGHT (KG) 6.4
TOTAL LINE LENGTH (M) 450
HEIGHT (M) 9.4
NUMBER OF MAIN LINES (A/B/C) 3/4/3/2
CELLS 52
FLAT ASPECT RATIO 5.3
PROJECTED ASPECT RATIO 3.9
ROOT CHORD (M) 3.5
FLAT SPAN (M) 15.6
PROJECTED SPAN (M) 11.5
TRIM SPEED (KM/H) 42
TOP SPEED (KM/H) 52
MIN SINK (M/S) 1
BEST GLIDE 9
EN WEIGHT RANGE (KG) 120-220
CERTIFICATION EN/LTF-B

 

TECH

CORD CUT BILLOW (CCB)

Cord Cut Billow technology has been developed to improve the form friction, glider stability and overall performance of our paragliders. Two seams run chord-wise across the top panels of the leading edge to accommodate the panel ballooning that happens when the wing is inflated. Up to five centimetres of excess material is created on the sides of an inflated flat panel bending over a wing profile. Cord Cut Billow technology absorbs the material with a 3D panel resulting in fewer ripples and improved rib profile shape and stability.

BRUCE’S NOTES

Just after Tyr was born I was trying to convince Arna that paragliders are as nice as hang gliders. I wanted to charm her into the sport with a lovely XC flight. We took off one sunny morning from Séderon, France and headed into the heart of the Vercors. It was a glorious flying day. We soared low and slow along cliffs and over grazing deer. We caressed the cumulus clouds with our wing tip. I wanted to show her that flying a slow aircraft could be really rewarding. She enjoyed it so much she was constantly attempting to back/front-seat-pilot the tandem. She soon realised it was best to just let go and enjoy the strong thermals. 80km and five hours later, slightly sore but glowing, we landed in La Chapelle-en-Vercors next to a perfect little restaurant where we had dinner. Arna now flies an EN-B Wasp and is a part owner of BGD. I think I convinced her.

I designed the DUAL LITE to help convince friends/partners/spouses that paragliding is a convenient, adventurous sport. Whether it is a simple hike-and-fly or a long vol-bivouac expedition the DUAL LITE delivers. Like the DUAL, the DUAL LITE is a wing that has a very clean leading edge (Cord Cut Billow) making the low cell count (50 cells) feasible thus reducing the weight, line consumption and complexity of the paraglider. I think the DUAL LITE really benefits from the DUAL’s renowned light handling. Its launching characteristics even surprised me – the wing floats up with very little effort from the pilot.

FLYING LEVEL / STYLE

Cross country 90%
Hike & fly 100%
Freestyle 30%
Paramotor 90%
Ground-handling 90%
Learning 50%

PACKAGE INCLUDES

Paraglider / Rucksack / Light Spreaders / 2 karabiners / Replacement Trimmers / Repair kit / Stuff sack / Riser bag / Compression strap / BGD T-shirt / USB stick with manuals / BGD stickers

MATERIAL

TOP SURFACE Porcher Skytex 27g, 40g/m²
BOTTOM SURFACE Porcher Skytex 27g/m²
INTERNAL STRUCTURE Porcher Skytex Hard 32g/m²
NOSE REINFORCING Plastic wire 2,0mm and 2,5mm
RISERS 20mm Kevlar/Nylon webbing
PULLEYS Riley
TOP LINES Liros DC
MIDDLE LINES Liros TSL
LOWER LINES Liros TSL
BRAKES Liros DSL, PPSL
Colour

Iris, Poppy, Orchid

Size

38, 40, 42

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