DUAL 2 TANDEM
DUAL 2 TANDEM from BGD
With effortless launching and a smooth, relaxed feel, the DUAL 2 TANDEM performs in harmony with pilot and passenger
With effortless launching and a smooth, relaxed feel, the DUAL 2 performs in harmony with pilot and passenger
- Three sizes 38m², 40m², and 42m²
- Effortless two-step launch
- Essential big ears blocker
- Replaceable trimmers
- Smooth relaxed feel
The DUAL 2 TANDEM is an entirely new design. It took us years of development and many prototypes to perfect, but we believe it is a significant leap forward from the original Dual, which itself was a benchmark EN-B tandem. It’s a pleasure to launch and to fly, with light, intuitive BGD handling and an outstanding sink rate, making it a ‘top of the stack’ performer. Big ears are effective and easy to use, and we’ve added a new big-ears locking system.
We know commercial pilots need tandems that last well so we’ve made the DUAL 2 TANDEM robust and strong, with durable cloth throughout and all-sheathed Kevlar lines. The trimmers have easy-grab plastic balls and easy to replace webbing.
We recommend the 38m² – medium size to pilots who weigh less than 75kg, naked.
|38 / S||40 / M||42 / L|
|LINEAR SCALING FACTOR||0.95||0.98||1|
|PROJECTED AREA (M²)||32.3||34||35.7|
|FLAT AREA (M²)||37.8||39.8||41.8|
|GLIDER WEIGHT (KG)||7.4||7.5||7.9|
|TOTAL LINE LENGTH (M)||416||426||436|
|NUMBER OF MAIN LINES (A/B/C)||3/4/3/3|
|FLAT ASPECT RATIO||5.5|
|PROJECTED ASPECT RATIO||4.1|
|ROOT CHORD (M)||3.31||3.4||3.5|
|FLAT SPAN (M)||14.5||14.8||15.2|
|PROJECTED SPAN (M)||11.5||11.8||12.1|
|TRIM SPEED (KM/H)||40|
|TOP SPEED (KM/H)||52|
|MIN SINK (M/S)||1|
|IDEAL WEIGHT RANGE (KG)||130-180||140-190||150-200|
|EN WEIGHT RANGE (KG)||100-200||110-210||120-220|
Remember that feeling, the first time your feet leave the ground and you are soaring, feet in the clouds, viewing the world from a different perspective? If you could bottle that feeling and share it around … that’s what the DUAL 2 is for – sharing the joy of flight!
A clean take-off is absolutely critical to a safe and successful tandem flight. The DUAL 2 TANDEM takes the load quickly and the short-run required is a huge step forward for passenger safety. We’ve made the Dual 2 in three sizes: the 42m², 40m², and the 38m² covering all-up weights 100-220kg.
With this project, I wanted to make a tandem that is ridiculously easy to launch as not all passengers are willing runners, but I didn’t want to sacrifice that light and sensitive handling that was so highly praised in the original DUAL. To achieve this we designed a whole new single plastic shark nose just for this wing. In the air the handling is a delight and thermalling is outstanding. The whole team are very happy with the outcome. It’s a pleasure to fly, and a dream to launch: two steps and away!
|TOP SURFACE||Porcher Skytex 38g/m²|
|BOTTOM SURFACE||Dominico D20 36g/m²|
|INTERNAL STRUCTURE||Porcher Skytex Hard 40g/m²|
|NOSE REINFORCING||Plastic wire 2,0mm and 2,5mm|
|RISERS||20mm Kevlar/Nylon webbing|
|TOP LINES||Liros DC|
|MIDDLE LINES||Liros TSL|
|LOWER LINES||Liros TSL|
Paraglider / Rucksack / Replacement Trimmers / Repair kit / Stuff sack / Riser bag / Compression strap / BGD T-shirt / USB stick with manuals / BGD stickers