BGD Wasp Motor


The Wasp is designed for the PPG pilot who wants to continue to progress after leaving flight school and the recreational PPG pilot looking for a reliable wing that uses the latest technology.


Several performance-enhancing design features have been incorporated in the glider giving better stability and glider cleanliness. The Wasp offers outstanding launch characteristics and responsive handling. Double hang points on the risers mean all harnesses (high and low hang point) are suitable. 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.


The Wasp profits from our latest evolution in glider design. The wings structure is clean and simple. The Cord Cut Billow technology really enhances stability and performance on this glider. Our Optimized Line Layout system yields a total line length of just 328m on the M size providing less drag and better flying. We have used a Plastic Reinforced Leading Edge and Elliptic cell openings give the Wasp a clean nose and progressive, smooth collapse recovery. Bruce Goldsmith’s gliders have been known for having great handling, the Wasp is no exception.


Top surface : Porcher Evolution 45 9092-E85A 45g/m²
Porcher 9017-E38A soft 40g/m²
Bottom surface : Dominico N20 DMF 34g/m²
Internal structure : Dominico D30 DFM and Dominico N20
Nose reinforcing : Plastic wire 2,5mm and 2,0mm
Risers : 20mm black Nylon webbing
Pulleys : Sprenger HS
Top lines : Liros DSL 70
Middle lines : Liros TSL 140
Lower lines : Liros TSL 220 + 280
Brakes : Liros DSL 70 + DSL 350




  S M L  
Linear scaling factor 0.96 1 1.04  
Projected area 21.59 23.43 25.34
Flat area 25.16 27.30 29.53
Glider weight 5.0 / 11 5.4 / 11.9 5.7 / 15.4 kg / lbs
Total line length 302 328 355 m
Height 6.78 7.00 7.28 m
Number of main lines 3/4/3 A/B/C
Cells 44  
Flat aspect ratio 4.87  
Projected aspect ratio 3.57  
Root cord 2.81 2.93 3.05 m
Flat span 11.92 12.42 12.92 m
Projected span 8.73 9.09 9.45 m
In-flight weight range 65-105 / 143-231 80-125 / 176-275 100-145 / 220-320 kg / lbs
Trim speed 38 / 23.6 km/h / mph
Top speed 50 / 31 km/h / mph
Min sink 1.0 m/sec
Best glide 8.5  
Certification DGAC EN/LTF-B


Additional information


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S, M, L