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BGD Dual Tandem

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.

BGD Dual Tandem

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Details

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.

Bruce's Notes

When I fly most tandem gliders I don’t feel I have enough control over the wing while thermaling. I think this is because a tandem wing is usually faster holding more energy and inertia than a solo wing. Personally, 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.

Materials

  • Top surface: Porcher 9017-E38A soft 40g/m²
  • Bottom surface: Dominico N20 DMF 34g/m²
  • Internal structure: Dominico D30 DFM
  • Nose reinforcing: Plastic wire 2,5mm and 2,0 mm
  • Risers: 20 mm black Nylon webbing
  • Pulleys: None
  • Top lines: PPSL120 DSL70
  • Middle lines: TSL 140,220,280
  • Lower lines: TSL 280,380,500
  • Brakes: DSL70

Specifications

  Tandem  
Projected area 34.33
Flat area 40.00
Glider weight 7.5 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 - 220 kg
Trim speed 42 km/h
Top speed 52 km/h
Min sink 1.0 m/sec
Best glide 9.0  
Certification EN/LTF-B  

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Tandem - Dual : Nectar
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Tandem - Dual : Kelp
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