BGD EPIC 2
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When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page
Model Status: Current model
EN Certification: EN B
LTF Certification: LTF B
|WEIGHT RANGE (KG)||55-75||65-85||75-95||85-110||100-125|
|FLAT AREA (M²)||21||23||25||27||29|
|PROJECTED AREA (M²)||17.7||19.4||21.1||22.8||24.5|
|FLAT ASPECT RATIO||5.2|
|PROJECTED ASPECT RATIO||3.8|
|GLIDER WEIGHT (KG)||4.4||4.6||4.9||5.1||5.4|
|LINEAR SCALING FACTOR||0.92||0.96||1||1.04||1.08|
|TOTAL LINE LENGTH (M)||227||233||244||254||263|
|NUMBER OF MAIN LINES (A/B/C)||3/4/3|
|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|
Standard colours: Ocean, Dune, Forest.
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EPIC 2: La Dolce Vita
The EPIC 2 is very safe and reassuring, accessible to low-airtime pilots but with handling and performance that experienced pilots will love.
We’ve improved the launch behaviour – the wing comes up smoothly and easily without overshooting. In flight, it’s slightly faster than its predecessor (+1km/h at trim, +3km/h top speed) and has improved glide. It’s also a great climber, especially in weak lift.
Long brake travel means you won’t accidentally stall or spin, but it is precise on the brakes with direct, playful handling. The EPIC 2 is safe and reassuring in strong air, but does not hide the bumps. At BGD we think feedback is really important: the wing tells the pilot about the conditions, and the pilot can anticipate and avoid collapses.
Like on the BASE 2, the new EPIC 2 risers have a B/C steering system for piloting the wing while pushing the bar and flying at speed.
- B/C Speed Riser
- ALULA Simulation Software
- Chord cut billow (CCB)
- Progressive stability
- Single Shark Plastic
A safe, fun wing that’s a joy to fly. We’ve improved the performance while maximising safety, and the EPIC 2 is a versatile wing. It’s perfect for first cross-countries or a go-anywhere glider for weekend pilots. And, like the original Epic, it’s a great tool for getting to grips with your first freestyle moves. The test team can confirm it’s loads of fun for wingovers, SATs, heli’s and the like.
The EPIC has been a very successful Low B wing. It was important to us to keep the accessibility and handling it was known and loved for, while improving performance. It has great glide and climbing ability, and a bit more speed than the original.
While it might look quite similar at a glance, design-wise a lot has changed. It now has 45 cells and an aspect ratio of 5.2, both slightly higher than on the original EPIC. The internal supporting structure is more intricate, but despite all this the glider weighs the same, 4.9kg for the M. The riser set is new, and the lines are a mixture of unsheathed higher up, and sheathed at the bottom.
The Epic 2 has short rods in the leading edge and none in the trailing edge, so it is easy to pack. The single-piece leading edge plastics are made of different materials: stiffer purlin in the central section with softer, more flexible supports towards the tips. It’s a light, elegant and effective method for shaping the leading edge.
As on the BASE 2 and CURE 2, there is a double skin on the lower surface of the leading edge. The internal pressure of the wing pushes on this lower skin which helps pressure it to maintain a clean and stable leading edge.
"The Bgd Epic 2 is a low B wing, that feels just right for the low B class. It's easy to lunch and fly, it's got fun handling, nice feedback and very good performance. I think it's perfect glider for ambitious-new and recreational pilots, who are just wanting something nice and easy low B glider, that gives them more fun, enjoyment and good performance, but don't want to go on high B wing.
If you looking for top performer in the low B clas, certainly of all the wings I tried, then I think the EPIC 2 has very good performance. If your priorities more on the easiness and the easy launch and fun flying, then the Epic 2 is fantastic for that side of stuff. If you are wanting to get into the freestyle and acro, I would give the Epic 2 a slight advantage in that regard. If you are a pilot that's looking for more on the fun side and playful, playing around with your glider I think the EPIC 2 is really good choice for that. One thing that I really like in the Epic 2, is that they added a BC system onto this low B glider. If the performance isn't your top priority in the low B class and you wanting ease of use instead, than the Epic 2 wins for that on the BC system.
Flying next to a whole variety of gliders, thermaling, gliding, soaring along the ridge, I had the impression that Epic 2 has a little more agile, sporty feeling. It's got a slighty go-kart feeling about it, which for me is really fun and enjoyable.
Epic 2 has got an all round good characteristic for the thermaling and handling, so copes well enough in weak punchy stuff. In strong punchy stuff it was able to turn nice and tight. That you really want as a pilot, when you're flying in variety of conditions.”
- Carlo Borsattino, Flybubble
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|EN Certification||EN B|
|LTF Certification||LTF B|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|
|Model Status||Current model|