BGD Echo Lightweight Motor Glider for Paramotoring, Powered Paraglider, PPG.

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Description

BGD Echo Motor Power Glider
Light Weight Material!

Bruce Goldsmith Designs (BGD) Echo Power Glider in your choice of size and color scheme for Paramotor. This glider is for certified pilots only, you must be able to confirm this prior to purchasing this item. The Echo Motor Glider is available in three stunning colors – Crystal, Emerald and Sapphire. For sizing, see chart below.


Please note: This listing does not include a harness, motor, helmet or training. 

PACKAGE INCLUDES

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


  Does not include a Paramotor, helmet or harness.

…from the BGD website:

BGD Echo Motor


TARGET

The world is changing. Technology is advancing and materials and techniques evolving, and strength comes in ever-lighter packages. Paraglider and paramotor pilots are realising the benefits of lightweight kit, and the ECHO MOTOR is for these pilots. Its low weight translates to easy light-launch characteristics and fun, safe handling. It is for newbies and seasoned pilots alike, and EN/DGAC certification means no matter what conditions Mother Nature provides on the day, getting into the air has never been easier.

DESCRIPTION

The ECHO MOTOR is an easy, safe and versatile lightweight powered paraglider. Its stripped-down line-set and lighter materials shave grams and increase performance and versatility with no compromise in safety. The ECHO MOTOR has Bruce’s trademark handling and its low weight means less inertia, less shooting and better roll stability. 3D CCB panel-shaping mean a clean, high-performing aerofoil and the strong shark nose keeps the leading edge solid at all speeds. Smooth, easy bar action is assured by silky-smooth Ronstan ball-bearings. The ECHO MOTOR is available with free-flight or PPG riser-sets. It offers clear, concise feedback, a relaxed feel in active air and top performance for its class! 

BRUCE’S NOTES

I am surprised lightweight PPG wings have not caught on earlier! I designed the ECHO MOTOR because I know that for many of us, every gram counts. It pushes the limits of weight while retaining very good durability. It is a simple, rugged and very clean wing, with 42 optimised cells and an easy pitch profile offering a high degree of passive safety and stability under power. The ECHO MOTOR’s modest aspect ratio of 5.0 is the right balance of safety and performance, and the new PPG risers provide speed, safety and features that every motor pilot will appreciate.

MATERIALS

Top surface : Dominico D20
Bottom surface : Porcher Skytex 27g/m²
Internal structure : Porcher Skytex 32g/m²
Nose reinforcing : Plastic wire PA 2,4mm
Risers : 12mm black Kevlar/nylon webbing
Pulleys : Ronstan/Harken P18 pulleys 
Top lines : Liros DC  (Unsheathed)
Middle lines : Edelrid Magix Pro 8000U  (Unsheathed)
Lower lines : Edelrid Magix Pro 8000U (Sheathed)
Brakes : Liros DSL  (Unsheathed)

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 3.7 3.9 4.2 4.4 4.7 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 3/4/3 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

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