Thursday, December 24, 2015

BGD Cure


BGD Cure

The Cure is the new BGD glider for the C category.
It has 6.75 aspect ratio and it’s a pure 3 liner, with digressive unsheathed lines all over.

Launching the Cure is remarkably easy for the high aspect ratio! Kiting the glider on the ground gives the impression of an easy wing.

In the air:
Flying the Cure M at 90-92 all up feels quite adequate in overall conditions with a very good control even in choppy conditions.
It can be flown easily from 85 till 95 and still retains a good maneuverability at low weight and good climb even at top weight.

The brake travel is relatively short and direct, enabling a quick and sharp turn similar in reaction and strength to a Delta 2 SM or Alpina 2 SM which is really nice! Coring the thermals with the Cure is pure pleasure! Rough, smooth, turbulent, cores can be surgically cured with this beautiful handling machine.
The strong point of the 6.75 aspect ratio Cure, is its coherent feel through turbulent air.
The roll and pitch movements feel smoother than the ones on the Cayenne 5.
I looked up many times to see if I’m really on the Cure not on the Delta 2 SM, as it felt comfortable enough in the C category.
I noticed also a very taught leading edge at trim and cruising around 50 km /h, as I was able to leave my foot on the bar in moderate turbulence giving the impression of a solid glider.

This new construction seems very successful as it gives a very coherent and homogenous feel. No wobbling and snaking around whatsoever in the normal flying envelope…

The climb in weak conditions is really good. The Cure at 90 all up is an efficient glider to get you some low saves.
Punchier thermals will get the Cure to slightly pitch back but with a fast climb. It has the efficiency of a Delta 2 SM in the very weak stuff which i think is impressive.
Doing some long glides with an Alpina 2 SM similarly loaded showed a very close glide at trim, half bar, and at top speed, with a slight edge for the Cure in lift areas.
The trim speed of the Alpina 2 SM is (+ 0.25 km) over the Cure.
The top speed of the Cure is (+ 0.5 km/h) over the A2.
Gliding at full speed in a relatively moving air, showed that sudden surges are more efficient on the Cure.

The speed bar is smooth and also similar to the Delta 2 pressure, and the full speed is around 55 km/h taken at 1000m ASL.

Big ears are stable, with a descent rate of -3m/s with bar.

Upgrading from the Base is not really a big step rather than a logical evolution for those who already mastered the Base in different conditions with ease.

Conclusion:
Name: CURE.
Ingredients:
Beautiful elongated shape glider, top performance in the category, cohesive structure, comfortable to fly, pleasurable handling, C certification, impressive choice of colors, Smile guaranteed. Smile

Video soon...
Cheers,
Ziad.

PS: Merry Christmas  :-)





25 comments:

  1. Looking for specific comparison between the Cure and the Cayenne 5 and the Trango xc5.
    Your review makes me wonder how the Cure performed so well in the St. Hilliard "glide off" with the King and Enzo 2???

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  2. Tyr (Goldsmith) is a master of the Glide contest in Coupe Icare! But he was also most likely at the perfect loading for it (meaning he can take off very early and float very well). But I wouldn't use too much this contest as a reference for comparing wings! Conditions (specially this year) are not so stable so launching at the perfect moment makes the biggest difference! So it's just for fun, and show new stuff! And it's really cool BGD (and 777 and Dudek and few others) play the game!
    Note that Tyr also was on the podium the year before with a Base proto.
    Nico, organizing the Glide Contest for the Parateam

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  3. Hi there Ziad, first of all I would like to congratulate you on a terrific blog which has become since I discovered it, about a year ago, my most reliable source of information for wings. I bought my Carrera solely based on your review. My question is, where in the world is that launch site on your video, I see it in most of your videos and it looks like a fun site all year round?
    Thank you and keep up the good work.

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    1. Hi Daniel,
      Thank you for your comments.
      The site is in the village of Mezyara in the north part of Lebanon.
      Cheers

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  4. Sure is a gorgeous looking wing...love to hear the comparison against the King...small difference or big difference?

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    1. Ian...It's another big step in the targeted class and performance...

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  5. Reading your review it sounds like it has just the same performance as a Delta 2 or Alpina 2 which can't be true..?

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    1. But with a significantly higher aspect ratio.

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  6. Hello, Ziad,
    I'm flying with a M4/SM too much years, always in a rank on a weight of 85/92kg.
    When I'm flying with her with less of 85kg it didn't fly to much alright.
    My question is that the CURE size M will fly and won't lose her qualities.
    I'm tired to wear ballast.

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  7. Hi,
    I felt that at 88...it's ok to fly it in overall conditions... 90 is very good.
    Cheers, Ziad

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  8. Excuse me ziad
    I forgot to say, if flying well Size M 82 / 83kg.
    sorry, my English and the translator.

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    1. Size M is better flown above 87...88 ..90..in overall conditions.
      In very weak conditions. ..no problem to fly it at 80...but we are not flying always in weak conditions. ..

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  9. Healthy and happy to Lebanon
    Of course i need a hepl. Now i fly sigma 7 glider, and i am wonder how much diferent is Cure glider in dificult to fly? In yours tabel (5 to 15). Thank for helping to some of us.

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    1. Hi,
      Please look at the C comparison.
      Cheers,
      Ziad

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  10. Sory, my name is Joze(sonce in veter(sun and wind)). Beautiful fly to you

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  11. Do you have sigma 7 in c comporation. I did not see it.

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    1. The Cure needs slightly more active flying than the S7. But shouldn't be a problem for C pilots.

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  12. If everybody help soo much and soo soon as you, there will be a relly nice world. Thank you.

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  13. Hi Ziad
    Could you compare BGD Cure and Nova Triton 2 paragliders? Both performance and easiness of use.
    DO they play in the same “league” or level of glider?
    It seems that the Triton 2 is a EN-D level glider and the Cure a En-C glider, but looking at their AR, it seems the opposite!!!
    Thanks, Inigo.

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    1. Hi Inigo
      The Cure is much easier to fly...and the glide performance is quite close with a slight advantage to the T2 at full bar.
      However the climb rate of the Cure is better, especially in weak conditions
      Cheers
      Ziad

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  14. Ziad hello, congratulations for the blog, if possible compare bgd cure with cayenne 5, as are the gliders most current C class, hug. Ney (Florianópolis - Brazil)

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    1. Hi , Thank you. They are both inserted in the C comparison . Please look in the blog.
      Cheers

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  15. boa noite ziad
    voo de chili 3 a 2 anos, sera que posso pegar um cure agora?

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