Epic DGAC Ignite your Quest

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paramotor Epic DGAC <em>Ignite your Quest</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Epic DGAC <em>Ignite your Quest</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Epic DGAC <em>Ignite your Quest</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Epic DGAC <em>Ignite your Quest</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Epic DGAC <em>Ignite your Quest</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Epic DGAC <em>Ignite your Quest</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Epic DGAC <em>Ignite your Quest</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Epic DGAC <em>Ignite your Quest</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Epic DGAC <em>Ignite your Quest</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Epic DGAC <em>Ignite your Quest</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Epic DGAC <em>Ignite your Quest</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design

Specifications

  XS S M ML L  
Linear scaling factor 0.96 1.00 1.04 1.08 1.12  
Projected area 17.86 19.56 21.24 22.81 24.54
Flat area 21.00 23.00 24.97 26.83 28.85
Glider weight 4.2 4.6 4.9 5.1 5.4 kg
Total line length 210 230 250 268 289 m
Height 6.7 6.979 7.3 7.5 7.8 m
Number of main lines 3/3/4 A/B/C
Cells 42/80  
Flat aspect ratio 5.01  
Projected aspect ratio 3.602  
Root cord 2.58 2.70 2.81 2.91 3.02 m
Flat span 10.26 10.73 11.18 11.59 12.02 m
Projected span 8.02 8.39 8.75 9.07 9.40 m
In-flight weight range 50-65 60-80 75-95 90-110 105-125 kg
In-flight weight range PPG* 50-85 60-100 75-115 90-135 105-150 kg
Trim speed** 40 km/h
Trim open Speed** 45 km/h
Accelerator Speed** 50 km/h
Min sink 1.0 m/sec
Best glide 9  
Certification DGAC/EN-B  

* DGAC certifed only
** Values for straight and level flight under power

Target

People are not born with wings. Every time we take to the air, our heavy bones and featherless arms are defying nature. But who cares? It is the best feeling ever! The EPIC MOTOR is for pilots taking those first big steps into the skies, and also for seasoned pilots who want something easy to enjoy the air with. Don’t get us wrong, this PPG wing is a hoot, capable of performing SATs and helicos with ease, but it has been optimised for ease of use – easy launch, easy landing, versatility and safety. Break the laws of nature. Turn those feathered heads and take to the skies with the EPIC MOTOR.

Description

Making our most versatile wing truly multi-purpose. Whether free flying or buzzing around, the EPIC MOTOR will take you through every season in style. It retains the line-set and sail of the Epic, but has a redesigned riser system to make powered flight ultra comfortable and fun. The EPIC MOTOR has a good speed range and efficient trimmer system for fast, safe flights. To free fly, simply pull in the trimmers and take to the air!

Bruce's Notes

With a easy aspect ratio of 5.0 the EPIC MOTOR has a perfect balance between safety and performance. With only 42 optimized cells the EPIC MOTOR is a simple, rugged, and very clean powered paraglider. I gave the EPIC MOTOR an easy pitch profile and arc for a high degree of passive safety, allowing the pilot to concentrate on the fun flying. The new PPG risers provide brilliant speed, safety and features that every motor pilot will appreciate.

Materials

Top surface : Dominico N30 42g/m²
Bottom surface : Dominico N20 36g/m²
Internal structure : Porcher Skytex Hard 40g/m²
Nose reinforcing : Plastic wire 2,3mm and 2,7mm
Risers : 13mm black Kevlar/nylon webbing
Pulleys : Ronstan/Harken P18 pulleys
Top lines : Liros DSL (Sheathed)
Middle lines : Liros DSL (Sheathed)
Lower lines : Liros TSL (Sheathed)
Brakes : Liros DSL (Sheathed)

Colour option



Package includes

  • Paraglider
  • Rucksack
  • BGD T-shirt
  • USB stick with manuals
  • BGD stickers
  • Repair kit
  • Stuff sack
  • Riser bag
  • Compression strap


Design features

Optimized PPG risers

Trimmers and a re-designed geometry the PPG risers are optimize for speed and safety.

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.

Strong Shark nose

An ultra aggressive shark nose optimises stability at all speeds. Not all sharks are created equal and BGD’s shark noses are very aggressive, maximizing the effects of the technology.

Snap Locks

Snap Locks are lightweight compact attachments that effortlessly connect brakes to the risers with a small focused magnet inside the catch and an internal locking system that holds the handle in every direction except down toward the pilot. This unique design feature means the handles don’t fall off while kiting, packing, or performing manoeuvres. The Snap Lock system solves many of the problems associated with press-studs and magnets.

3D panel shaping

A very clean and accurate lower surface .

Three-riser system

Simple and efficient.

Three-riser system
Dedicated big ears riser

Easy descent when you need it.

Triple-finger C diagonal ribs

Complicated stuff that goes on inside the wing.

Shattered colour scheme

Just so refreshing.

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