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Epic 2 Motor

DGAC EN/LTF-B

A safe, fun and accessible wing for flying all ways

Size

XS S M ML L
21 23 25 27 29

Specs

  XS S M ML L
Linear scaling factor 0.92 0.96 1 1.04 1.08
Projected area (m²) 17.7 19.4 21.1 22.8 24.5
Flat area (m²) 21 23 25 27 29
Glider weight (kg) 4.6 4.8 5.1 5.3 5.6
Total line length (m) 227 233 244 254 263
Height (m) 6.4 7 7.1 7.3 7.5
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/4/3
Cells 45
Flat aspect ratio 5.2
Projected aspect ratio 3.8
Root chord (m) 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 3
Flat span (m) 10.4 10.9 11.4 11.8 12.3
Projected span (m) 8.2 8.5 8.9 9.3 9.6
Trim speed (km/h) 39
Top speed (km/h) 53
Min sink (m/s) 1
Best glide 9.5
DGAC weight range (kg) 55-100 65-125 75-125 85-138 100-150
Free-flight weight range (kg) 55-75 65-85 75-95 85-110 100-125
Certification (DGAC EN/LTF) DGAC/B

Info

If the EPIC 2 is for living the good life, the EPIC 2 MOTOR is for the crazy life, la vida loca. It’s fun on steroids! It’s a Hybrid wing, which means you can fly it with a motor or without. The only difference is the riser set. The MOTOR version is delivered with our paramotor risers which have an efficient trimmer system with a wide speed range for cruising comfortably under power. Close the trimmers and it’s EN B certified and can be taken free-flying. The EPIC 2 MOTOR is ready for all kinds of flying fun, whatever floats your boat and makes you shout, “EPIIIIIC!”

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Tech

ALULA Simulations

The future of glider design depends largely on simulations. Instead of designing and producing prototypes one by one, we can now accurately simulate hundreds of paragliders using our own unique structural/aero simulation program. In effect we are now able to test virtual prototypes using this program, and on our paragliders we make over 200 virtual prototypes and analysing these involved in total 50 million iterations of the structural/aero calculations.

Chord Cut Billow (CCB)

Chord 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. Chord Cut Billow technology absorbs the material with a 3D panel resulting in fewer ripples and improved rib profile shape and stability.

High or low hang point ready

In order to maximize versatility this wing caters to both low and high hang point paramotors. We have added brake pulley loops, tip steering pulleys, and snap locks for both positions making the switch quick and easy.

Motor Risers

Trimmers and a re-designed geometry make the PPG risers fully optimised for speed and safety. The trimmer webbing and brake pulleys have been designed to be replaceable if they become worn.

Progressive Stability

Progressive stability has been designed into all our gliders to help pilots feel turbulence and avoid it. This makes for safer and more comfortable flying.

Snap Locks

Snap Locks are lightweight, compact attachments that effortlessly connect the brakes to the risers. A small focused magnet inside the catch and an internal locking system hold the handle in place, releasing only if the handles are pulled down towards the pilot. This unique design feature means the handles don’t fall off while kiting, packing, or performing manoeuvres. The Snap Lock system solves many of the problems associated with press-studs and magnets.

Target

The EPIC 2 MOTOR is for flight addicts who like to mix things up, and play in the air all ways. Fire up the motor at sunrise for an early morning spin, then go thermalling when the day gets going. Its easy and safe, suitable for intermediate pilots, but the agile handling adds a big fun factor. The feel is all BGD, and it’s even up for waggas and freestyle if you are. Motor-heads, thermal-seekers and freestylers … this is for you!


Designer's notes

With its modest aspect ratio of 5, the EPIC 2 MOTOR strikes the perfect balance between safety and performance. It is made from high quality 38g/m2 and 40g/m2 Porcher cloths, and has easy-handling webbing risers and smooth-running trimmers. It all makes for a robust and easy-to-manage package. Stress-free, the way we like it!

We worked hard to get the launch characteristics of the EPIC 2 MOTOR just right, because no-one likes to struggle in a field with a motor on their back. We think you’ll find the EPIC 2 MOTOR reassuringly easy to launch.

In the air the brake controls are nice and direct, and good feedback encourages active flying so you’ll get the most out of your wing. Like all our wings, it has Progressive Stability: we’ve designed it so that the central section is very resistant to collapses, and it gets progressively less so towards the tips. If you’re surprised by turbulence, a harmless tip-tuck will alert you to conditions and you can react appropriately.


*The EPIC 2 MOTOR is DCAG certified for paramotoring with the trimmers In any positions; it is EN-B certified for free flight only with the trimmers closed.

Flying Level / Style

Package includes

Paraglider / Rucksack / Repair kit / Stuff sack / Riser bag / Compression strap / BGD gift / manual / BGD stickers

Material

Top surface Porcher Skytex 38g/m²
Bottom surface Porcher Eazyfly 40g/m²
Internal structure Porcher Skytex Hard 40g/m²
Nose reinforcing Plastic wire 2,3mm and 2,7mm
Risers 12mm black Kevlar/nylon webbing
Pulleys Sprenger Allen
Top lines Edelrid 8000U
Middle lines Edelrid 8000U
Lower lines Liros PPSL & TSL
Brakes Liros PPSL, DSL