The BGD Dual is designed both for professional tandem pilots as well as for hobby pilots wanting to share the experience of flight. The wing is designed to act more like a solo wing, with softer and more sensitive brakes than other tandem wings, making it easier to handle. The BGD Dual launches and lands easy, making it a pleasure for both pilot and passenger.
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 it should be the perfect size for almost any couple to comfortably fly.
The Dual is equipped with trimmers so pilots can adjust the handling and speed according to their passenger and loading.
Bruce’s own words
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.
The BGD Dual comes in one size and three colours.
|Total line length||450||m|
|Number of main lines||3/4/3/2||A/B/C|
|Flat aspect ratio||5.3|
|Projected aspect ratio||3.88|
|In-flight weight range||120 – 220||kg|