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Echo

EN/LTF-B

Rebondissez d'un style de vol à l’autre avec une ECHO.

  • Cord cut billow (CCB)
  • Progressive stability
  • Optimised line layout
  • Eyes wide-open safety
  • Triple finger diagonals
  • Weight-optimised ribs
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Size

21 23 25 27 29
XS S M ML L

Spécifications

  XS S M ML L
Linear scaling factor 0.96 1 1.04 1.08 1.12
Projected area (m²) 17.9 19.6 21.2 22.8 24.5
Flat area (m²) 21 23 25 26.8 28.9
Glider weight (kg) 3.7 3.9 4.2 4.4 4.7
Total line length (m) 210 230 250 268 289
Height (m) 6.7 7 7.3 7.5 7.8
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/4/3
Cells 42
Flat aspect ratio 5
Projected aspect ratio 3.6
Root chord (m) 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3
Flat span (m) 10.2 10.7 11.2 11.6 12
Projected span (m) 8 8.4 8.8 9.1 9.4
Trim speed (km/h) 38
Top speed (km/h) 50
Min sink (m/s) 1
Best glide 9
In-flight weight range (kg) 50-65 60-80 75-95 90-110 105-125
Certification EN/LTF-B

Description

Un remake de l’EPIC avec un suspentage épuré et des matériaux plus légers, l’ECHO est allégée de 500-700g tout en offrant plus de performance et de polyvalence sans compromis sur la sécurité. Comme le reste de la gamme BGD, l’ECHO profite de la marque de fabrique de Bruce, un pilotage précis et facile. La découpe des panneaux CCB permet une portance très performante alors que son poids plus faible entraine une inertie moindre, un shooting réduit, et une augmentation de la stabilité en roulis. Notre Shark Nose prononcé augmente la stabilité du bord d’attaque à toutes les vitesses, et le système de poulies Ronstan rend le système d'accélérateur doux et agréable durant les longs vols. L’ECHO transmet bien les informations, permet de se sentir détendu même dans une masse d'air active, et a des performances épiques pour sa classe!

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Spécificités techniques

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.

Progressive stability

Progressive stability has been designed into all our gliders to help pilots feel turbulence and avoid it. This makes for safer and more comfortable flying.

Snap Locks

Snap Locks are lightweight, compact attachments that effortlessly connect the brakes to the risers. A small focused magnet inside the catch and an internal locking system hold the handle in place, releasing only if the handles are pulled down towards 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.

Optimised line layout

Over the years we have perfected our system of optimising the line layout of our wings. We use numerous equations, software, and the plain old guess-and-check method to build our line layouts. The result is simple: fewer lines making stronger, faster gliders.

Baby A-riser

We have added a 'big ears' A riser which is also on a ½ ratio with the rest of the A lines. This facilitates easy use of big ears while helping speed and stability while on bar. The speed system is light and simple without reflex really helping glide at speed.

Eyes wide-open safety

Gliders that talk are safer. Safer gliders make pilots perform better. Better performing pilots fly further. Further flying pilots are happier pilots. Eyes Wide-open Safety produces happier pilots.

Impeccable spiral behaviour

The spiral behaviour is astounding – spiral stability can be a problem with low aspect-ratio beginner wings, but we have tested the paraglider extensively, with different inclinations and sink rates, and never, ever has it stayed in a spiral, once! This is very unusual for a school glider and is a big safety bonus.

Triple finger diagonals

Across the whole chord of the profile we have designed three-piece diagonal supports that pass through the holes in other ribs. They ensure structural integrity by avoiding cloth bias from the ribs and creating a more solid wing even when brake is applied. This is particularly important near the trailing edge since the profile is thin and the diagonal ribs are shallow supporting higher loads.

Weight-optimised ribs

We have maintained the strength and rigidity of the ribs while removing unnecessary material. This means less weight for no increase in cost or reduction in strength of the wing. The hole positioning and size depends on the loads taken locally by the sail, and it is thanks to recent developments in our software that it is now possible to accurately calculate this.

Public

L’ECHO est LA voile polyvalente de notre gamme, créée aussi bien pour les pilotes sortant d’école que ceux avides de marche et vol, de cross country, les voyageurs, les fans de soaring, de vol et ski ou de vol-bivouac. Avec un solide mélange de performance et de sécurité, le pilote qui adore toutes les pratiques du parapente trouvera le compromis parfait d'une voile qui fait tout avec un package léger. Epurée, ouverte d’esprit, et faite pour impressionner, l’ECHO ravira chaque pilote qui volera avec !


Notes du concepteur

Le pouvoir vient de la connaissance. Pour bien voler avec une voile je pense qu'il est important que le pilote se sente en contrôle. Comprendre la masse d'air dans laquelle on vole est aussi important que la sécurité passive de la voile. Je conçois toutes mes voiles pour qu’elles transmettent un niveau rassurant d’informations, pour donner aux pilotes une bonne compréhension des conditions de vol. J’appelle ça la stabilité progressive, et mes voiles réagissent progressivement aux différents niveaux de turbulence, en donnant les retours essentiels, pour que les pilotes puissent rester dans leur zone de confort. Surprotéger les pilotes de la turbulence peut les faire se sentir plus en sécurité au début, mais ils peuvent se retrouver dans l'ignorance la plus totale des risques qu’ils prennent lorsque la masse d'air devient plus turbulente. Volez en sécurité, volez en confiance, volez avec de la stabilité progressive, et apprenez à connaître l’air qui vous entoure.
Apprenez en plus sur la stabilité progressive dans l’article de Cross Country "Icaristics - Shifting our Thinking on Safety" dans le numéro 176.

Flying Level / Style

Le package comprend

BGD T-shirt / Sac d'élévateurs / Sac de compression / Kit de réparation / Accélérateur / Sac de portage / Parapente / BGD stickers / USB stick with manuals / Sangle de compression

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