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BODYGUARD 7 |EN-A

FINALLY BODYGUARD 7 IS HERE!

The Bodyguard 7 from Papillon is an EN-A paraglider with a flat aspect ratio of 5.0, suitable for beginners up. It is exactly what it says on the label – your Bodyguard. It is a high-performing and “very safe” EN-A school wing that will protect and take care of you for a long time to come.

The priority is its passive safety, but it is not a stranger to 200km triangle circuits, demonstrating that safety does not have to come at the expense of performance.

We call it “the perfect wing for beginners”, quick to inflate and easy to launch. It has nice direct handling, thermals like a dream and is “unruffled” by turbulent air.

The wing has 36 cells and a flat aspect ratio of 5.0, and is built using Dokdo 30 and 20 cloth which they say has good abrasion resistance. A simple line layout means setting up on launch is easy, and the risers are colour-co-ordinated to match our latest edition the GENIUS harness.

The Bodyguard 7 is available in six sizes (XS to XL, covering 50-155kg all-up across the range) and three colours.

The Bodyguard 7 bears Security Class 2 rating. Please see the full report HERE courtesy of DHV.DE

SAFETY IN LIGHT PACKAGE Certification: EN/LTF A Skill set: ALLROUND | CP | PILOT Sizes: XS | S | M | L | XL DHV SAFETY CLASS Stock: In Stock | 48hrs

Beginner Intermediate
A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3

 

The Bodyguard 7 combines sporty features with high passive safety. This makes it an ideal beginner’s glider, which guarantees fun and fast learning success long after training. Even in turbulent air, the BODYGUARD 7 can hardly be put out of control. Even in weak thermals, it climbs efficiently and its direct handling helps to centre the thermals. The Bodyguard 7 is a paraglider of the latest generation and is equipped with numerous technical features: PPN and 3D shaping ensure an optimized inflow and dimensional stability of the leading edge. Complex calculations of the ballooning in combination with the optimized wing pre-stressing ensure a balanced pressure distribution and flow around the profile. Mini-ribs at the rear end of the wing give the profile more form fidelity and optimize the aerodynamics additionally, especially when braking. The High-Pressure Crossport Design (HPCD) ensures optimized cross-ventilation of the cross ports and thus a balanced inside pressure of the wing, which further enhances safety. A straightforward line concept with just a few main lines ensures easy handling and a good overview for ground handling. The risers are equipped with the Pilot Assistant (PAS) – colour markings and icons provide a better orientation of the line levels. Also, the main suspensions are colour coded for better orientation.

Precision Profile Nose

The risers are equipped with an innovative trimmer system. The effective system prevents the warping of the profile by not only accelerating the D and C level, but also changing the B level in relation to the angle of attack.

High Pressure Crossport

Our design provides an ideal cross aeration of the crossports, that helps to balance the pressure differences on the inside of the wing efficiently and therefore ensures a balanced internal pressure in the whole wing.

Pilot Assistent System

Color-codings as well as icons are providing a fast overview – to have better orientation on the risers.

3D Shape

The 3D shaping is providing specific tension control of the wing and therefore optimized balooning and wrinkle-free outline guidance.

Mini Ribs

Mini ribs are optimizing the wing profile alongside the trailing edge and are thereby providing a better braking characteristics.

BODYGUARD 7 XS 55 S 60 SM 80    M 85 L 100 XL 120
Start Weight [kg] 55-70 60-85 80-95 85-105 100-120 120-140
extended Start Weight [kg] 55-80 60-95 80-110 85-115 100-130 120-150
Motor start weight (LTF 23/05) 90-108 108-130 117-140 125-150
Flat Area [m²] 23 25,5 28,5 30 31,5 35
Projected Area [m²] 19,119 21,197 23,691 24,938 26,184 29,51
Flat Wingspan [m] 10,724 11,292 11,937 12,247 12,55 13,323
Projected Wingspan [m] 8,273 8,711 9,209 9,449 9,682 10,278
Flat AR 5 5 5 5 5 5
Projected AR 3,58 3,58 3,58 3,58 3,58 3,58
Chord: Center/ Wingtip [m] 2,550 / 0,721 2,686 / 0,769 2,849 m / 0,805 2,913 m / 0,823 3,008 / 0,850 3,186 / 0,901
V-Trim [km/h] ~ 37-39 ~ 37-39 ~ 37-39 ~ 37-39 ~ 37-39 ~ 37-39
V-Max [km/h] 52 + 52 + 52 + 52 + 52 + 52 +
Bridle height [m] 6,649 7,001 7,401 7,593 7,781 8,26
Nr. of Cells 36 36 36 36 36 36
Glider Weight[kg] 4,7 5,2 5,8 5,9 6,1 6,8
Bridle Length[m] 243 256 269 279 286 304
Line Diameter [mm] 0,95 / 1,2 / 1,65
1,8 / 2,0
0,95 / 1,2 / 1,65
1,8 / 2,0
0,95 / 1,2 / 1,65
1,8 / 2,0
0,95 / 1,2 / 1,65
1,8 / 2,0
0,95 / 1,2 / 1,65
1,8 / 2,0
0,95 / 1,2 / 1,65
1,8 / 2,0
Speed system / trimmer Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No
Certification EN-A /LTF-A EN-A /LTF-A EN-A /LTF-A EN-A /LTF-A EN-A /LTF-A EN-A /LTF-A
Certified standards and procedures LTF 91/09 & EN 926-
1:2006, 926-2:2006
LTF 91/09 & EN 926-
1:2006, 926-2:2007
LTF 91/09 & EN 926-
1:2006, 926-2:2008
  LTF 91/09 & EN 926-
1:2006, 926-2:2009
LTF 91/09 & EN 926-
1:2006, 926-2:2010
Folding lines used for certification No No No No No No

 

Set "BODYGUARD 7" Individual price
Paraglider Papillon Bodyguard 7 £3095.00
Harness Advance axess 3 Air £715.00
Reserve U-Turn Secure 3 £550.00
Helmet Sup'Air Pilotenhelm £115.00
Total £4475.00
Set Price
£3890.00

The glider will be shipped to worldwide destination FREE of charge. The content of the package is as follows:

  • Paraglider
  • Inner Bag
  • Compression Strap
  • Downloadable manual HERE


USER MANUAL ENGLISH