Tandem - Dual LITE DGAC The Adventure Machine

 

paramotor Tandem - Dual LITE DGAC <em>The Adventure Machine</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Tandem - Dual LITE DGAC <em>The Adventure Machine</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Tandem - Dual LITE DGAC <em>The Adventure Machine</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Tandem - Dual LITE DGAC <em>The Adventure Machine</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paramotor Tandem - Dual LITE DGAC <em>The Adventure Machine</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design

Specifications

  Tandem  
Projected area 34.33
Flat area 40.00
Glider weight 6.35 kg
Total line length 450 m
Height 9.39 m
Number of main lines 3/4/3/2 A/B/C
Cells 52  
Flat aspect ratio 5.3  
Projected aspect ratio 3.88  
Root cord 3.46 m
Flat span 15.56 m
Projected span 11.50 m
In-flight weight range 120 - 240 kg
Trim speed 42 km/h
Top speed 52 km/h
Min sink 1.0 m/sec
Best glide 9.0  
Certification DGAC EN/LTF-B  

Target

When you’re not gallivanting around the world, do you constantly dream of your next big paramotor adventure? Have you pushed and found most of your mental and physical limitations? Do you feel most comfortable motoring high over jagged peaks and deep ravines? If you want to share your passion for adventure, the Dual LITE tandem paramotor wing is designed for you.

The Dual LITE is designed specifically for adventurous paramotor teams. Its safety, performance, and weight have all been optimised for big paramotor flights and long paramotoring trips. It has the best launch/landing characteristics , handling, and performance we could pack into 6.35kg, so if you’re looking for the best you can get your oily hands on, look no further.

Description

On your next paramotoring trip, extra fuel, food or beer could be packed in your bag in place of the 1.1 kg of weight we skimmed off the Dual. With a mix of carefully allocated 27, 34, and 40-gramme cloth, the DGAC/EN-B certified Dual LITE feels like a light version of its parent, the Dual – with self floating inflations, power steering, loads of feedback and ultra-efficient characteristics. Lightweight means literally effortless inflations, improved safety, higher performance, and overall easier manoeuvrability.

Bruce's Notes

I designed the Dual LITE to push the limits of what is possible in the sport of paramotoring. It worked. Whether it is a simple flight with a friend or a long record-breaking paramotor expedition, the Dual LITE delivers. The Dual LITE currently holds the tandem paramotor altitude world record of 5,066m by our test pilot Ant Green. I look forward to seeing what else it is capable of.

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 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 progressively floats up with very little effort from the pilot. Once overhead it self stabilized and follows the pilots commands.

Materials

Top surface front: Dominico D30 soft
Top surface rear: Porcher 7000 Universal 27g/m²
Bottom surface: Porcher 7000 Universal 27g/m²
Ribs: Porcher 70032 hard 32g/m² hard finish
Internal: Porcher 70032 hard 32 g/m² hard finish
Nose reinforcing: Plastic wire 2.5mm and 2.0mm
Risers: 20mm black Nylon webbing
Top lines: Liros DC100 & 160
Middle lines: Liros TSL140, 220, 280
Lower lines: Liros TSL 500, 380, 280, 220
Brakes: Liros DSL70, PPSL120, DSL350

Colour option



Package includes

  • Paraglider
  • Rucksack
  • Standard spreaders
  • 2 karabiners
  • Replacement trimmers
  • BGD T-shirt
  • USB stick with manuals
  • BGD stickers
  • Repair kit
  • Break handle inserts
  • Stuff sack
  • Riser bag
  • Compression strap


Design features

For the mountains

Designed from the already very efficiently constructed Dual, the Dual LITE is an ultra light mountain version.

Power Steering

The Dual LITE has been designed to respond quickly on the brakes with light brake pressure giving the feeling of ‘power steering’. This makes the Dual’s handling close to that of a solo wing.

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.

Nose Job

We have added plastic in the leading edge to help with inflation, resist wear and tear, and reduce weight overall. We also found a good nose job helps with penetration into lift.

Elliptical Cell Openings

We have found that elliptical cell openings give better lower surface tension making for smoother inflation, and re-inflation after collapses.

Elliptical Cell Openings
Tandem - Trimmers

There is a long positive trimmer range on the Dual giving a very nice speed range.

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