Positioned on the safer end of the EN/LTF-B range and DGAC, the Wasp is a rock solid glider that everyone will feel comfortable flying.
|Linear scaling factor||0.96||1||1.04|
|Projected area (m²)||21.6||23.4||25.3|
|Flat area (m²)||25.2||27.3||29.5|
|Glider weight (kg)||5||5.4||5.7|
|Total line length (m)||302||328||355|
|Number of main lines (A/B/C)||3/4/3|
|Flat aspect ratio||4.9|
|Projected aspect ratio||3.6|
|Root chord (m)||2.8||2.9||3.1|
|Flat span (m)||11.9||12.4||12.9|
|Projected span (m)||8.7||9.1||9.5|
|Trim speed (km/h)||38|
|Top speed (km/h)||50|
|Min sink (m/s)||1|
|DGAC weight range (kg)||65-105||80-125||100-145|
|Free-flight weight range (kg)||-||-||-|
|Certification (DGAC EN/LTF)||DGAC/B|
The WASP is a rock-solid wing at the safer end of its certification, and very comfortable to fly. It’s king of ease-of-use, with an outstandingly easy launch behaviour but we haven’t forgotten abut performance or handling: BGD gliders are renowned for their great handling, and the WASP is no exception – it’s responsive and great fun to fly. It’s also very versatile – it has EN/LTF B certification for free-flying, and double-hangpoint PPG risers mean it can be flown with any kind of PPG harness.
The WASP is a reliable, easy and safe PPG wing that’s suitable for new pilots fresh out of school, and perfect to progress on. Easy to launch, comfortable and forgiving, it’s a low-stress wing which will leave brain-space free for enjoying the view, route-planning or navigation.
The WASP benefits from our latest evolution in glider design. It’s characterised by a clean and simple wing structure and a modest aspect ratio. Cord Cut Billow technology has allowed us to obtain a very clean, smooth leading edge, enhancing both performance and stability. Plastic leading-edge reinforcements gives the nose good structure and a clean shape, and and elliptical cell openings mean better tension of the lower surface, making for smoother inflation and re-inflation after collapses. Thanks to its optimised line layout, the WASP has a total line length of just 328m on the M size – that translates to less drag and more performance.
|Top surface||Porcher Evolution 40-45g/m²|
|Bottom surface||Dominico D20 36g/m²|
|Internal structure||Dominico D30 DFM / N20|
|Nose reinforcing||Plastic wire 2,5mm and 2,0 mm|
|Risers||20mm Kevlar/Nylon webbing|
|Pulleys||Harken and Sprenger|
|Top lines||Liros DSL – sheathed Dyneema|
|Middle lines||Liros TSL|
|Lower lines||Liros TSL|