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Dual

EN/LTF-B

The DUAL is an EN-B rated tandem paraglider designed by Bruce specifically to share the fun.

Size

40
40

Specs

  40
Linear scaling factor 1
Projected area (m²) 34.3
Flat area (m²) 40
Glider weight (kg) 7.5
Total line length (m) 450
Height (m) 9.4
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/4/3/2
Cells 53
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
Weight range (kg) 120-220
Certification (EN/LTF) B

Info

The DUAL is an EN-B rated tandem paraglider designed by Bruce specifically to share the fun. With one size at 40m². meters flat and a weight range of 120 - 220 kg we believe it is the perfect size for almost any couple to comfortably fly. We don’t want our pilots to risk flying uninsured by carrying passengers that take them outside their glider's certification. Of course, we have added CCB to the DUAL's leading edge in an effort to improve stability and performance. It worked.

The Dual is equipped with trimmers so pilots can adjust the handling and speed according to their passenger and loading.

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Tech

Chord cut billow (CCB)

Chord 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. They accommodate the panel ballooning that happens when the wing is inflated. Without CCB, up to five centimetres of excess material is created on the sides of an inflated flat panel when it bends over a wing profile. This results in wrinkles. Chord Cut Billow technology removes this excess material and the 3D panel has fewer ripples and improved rib profile shape and stability.

BGD Feedback

Gliders that talk are safer. Safer gliders make pilots perform better. Better performing pilots fly further. Further flying pilots are happier pilots. BGD Feedback produces happier pilots!

Integrated Line Layout

The line layout of our gliders is fully integrated into the wing design. Sail and lines are designed together, holistically. The cell widths and the internal straps that transfer the load though the sail are all designed according to the line layout. Even the panel shaping is matched with the line layout though detailed CAD simulation. The result is simple: fewer lines and stronger, faster, safer gliders.

Progressive stability

Using ALULA, BGD gliders are designed to have a stable and solid centre with progressively softer tips. This teaches pilots to predict and avoid deflations and stay aware of the air.

Replaceable trimmers

Committed to building products that last, we only use durable high-tech fabrics and sheathed kevlar lines on the Dual 2. In addition, we’ve created a replaceable trimmer system for the Dual 2 to maximize longevity.

Target

The DUAL is designed for commercial pilots who use the glider as a tool to give the paragliding experience to their passengers, but also for hobby tandem pilots the DUAL fits simply perfect. We think paragliding provides great feelings of flight; this glider is designed to share them with others. The DUAL is for the pilot that wants a wing that will handle like their solo wing and launch and land easily.


Designer's notes

I have found I don't have enough control over some tandem gliders when I am thermalling. I think this is because a tandem wing is usually faster, holding more energy and inertia than a solo wing. I feel as if I don't have enough strength in my arms to make the glider do what I want. I don’t really want to start weight training, so I designed the DUAL to have softer and, most importantly, very sensitive brakes. The DUAL gives the pilot more authority for launching, flying, and landing like on a solo wing.

Flying Level / Style

Package includes

Paraglider / BGD Giveaway / Rucksack / 2 karabiners / Replacement Trimmers / Repair kit / Stuff sack / Riser bag / Compression strap / manuals / BGD stickers

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