|Linear scaling factor||0.96||1.00||1.04||1.08||1.12|
|Total line length||210||230||250||268||289||m|
|Number of main lines||3/4/3||A/B/C|
|Flat aspect ratio||5.01|
|Projected aspect ratio||3.602|
|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 open Speed**||45||km/h|
* DGAC certifed only
** Values for straight and level flight under power
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.
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!
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.
Trimmers and a re-designed geometry the PPG risers are optimize for speed and safety.
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.
An ultra aggressive shark nose optimises stability at all speeds. Not all sharks are created equal and BGD’s shark noses are very aggressive, maximizing the effects of the technology.
A very clean and accurate lower surface.
Simple and efficient.
Easy descent when you need it.
Complicated stuff that goes on inside the wing.
Just so refreshing.