BGD Tala

BGD Tala
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Brand: BGD
Product Code: BGDTala
Price: $4,350.00

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TARGET
The Tala is for pilots looking for an EN-C rated, accessible, high performance wing. The Tala is good all round wing that performs well in serial competitions and hike and flying.

DESCRIPTION
The Tala is a reassuring three liner for XC pilots who want the great performance in a fun glider that is safe, simple, and lightweight.

BRUCE'S NOTES
In recent years gliders have become very complicated, with more cells, more ribs, and a lot of plastic. The Tala is a wing that has a low cell count (Simple Cells) and a very clean leading edge (Cord Cut Billow).

Cord Cut Billow technology has been developed to improve the form friction, glider stability and overall performance or our gliders. Cord Cut Billow technology is made up of two seams running cord-wise across the top leading edge panels. It is used to accommodate the panel ballooning produced when the wing is inflated. Up to ten centimetres of excess material is created on the sides of an inflated flat panel bending over a wing profile. Normally, ripples on the seams absorb the extra material but our Cord Cut Billow technology intends to design the bulge into the panels and not just try to minimize them. Reducing the ripples also helps with the rib’s profile shape, which improves rib stability.

With a combination of Large Cell Groups and Simple Cells BGD created the Tala with only 50 cells, reducing the weight, line consumption, and the complexity of the wing. The Tala is a true three liner from top to bottom. It has three main lines in the span-wise direction and only two levels of lines on the first and second main lines. The third main lines split twice making effective big ears easy. We have used only micro-lines on the Tala to help reduce knots. The Tala only has 238m of total line, which is close to most two liners.

Without using fragile lightweight materials the medium size Tala weighs just 4.90kg.

TECHNICAL DATA

  S M ML L  
Linear scaling factor 0.97 1 1.025 1.05  
Projected area 19.51 20.74 21.79 22.87
Flat area 23.29 24.75 26.00 27.29
Glider weight 4.6 4.9 5.1 5.4 kg
Total line length 224 238 250 262 m
Height 7.1 7.44 7.6 7.8 m
Number of main lines 3/4/3 3/4/3 3/4/3 3/4/3 A/B/C
Cells 50 50 50 50  
Flat aspect ratio 6.25 6.25 6.25 6.25  
Projected aspect ratio 4.68 4.68 4.68 4.68  
Root cord 2.41 2.48 2.54 2.60 m
Flat span 12.17 12.55 12.86 13.18 m
Projected span 9.64 9.94 10.19 10.44 m
In-flight weight range 65-85 80-100 90-112 105-125 kg
Trim speed 39 39 39 39 km/h
Top speed 57 57 57 57 km/h
Min sink 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 m/sec
Best glide 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0  
Certification EN/LTF-C EN/LTF-C EN/LTF-C EN/LTF-C  

 

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