BGD Magic


The Magic is the perfect partner, from a pilot’s first fly-downs until they are confidently soaring, thermalling and exploring. EN/LTF-A security keeps the pilot safe while BGD handling and solid performance encourage confident progression. The Magic is a wing for pilots to train on, and to keep progressing on long after their school days are behind them.


The Magic takes safety and performance to whole new levels, in a colourful and fun-to-fly package. It’s easy to launch, a joy to thermal and exceptionally roll stable, helping students avoid unintentional side-to-side oscillations. The Magic lightens the workload of learning to fly without reducing the fun: great BGD handling and quick responses ensure it’s always a joy. It has good pitch stability, gently biting forward into lift and reacting very nicely in thermals. Robust and durable materials mean it can cope with the rigours of training, but modern materials manage this without making it heavy – the M size is 4.9kg.


With the Magic I wanted to design the perfect glider for a student to learn on and then to continue to progress with after school, a One Glider concept. The Magic has the safety beginners need, and will continue to look after them as they grow in confidence and become more adventurous. Its spiral behaviour is astounding – spiral stability can be a problem with low aspect-ratio beginner wings, but we have tested the Magic extensively, with different inclinations and sink rates, and never, ever has it stayed in a spiral, once! This is very unusual for a school glider and is a big safety bonus. The brake travel to the stall point is long (72cm) so pilots won’t find themselves accidentally stalling or spinning the wing either. In short I am very excited about the Magic and sure it will bring ‘that feeling’ to whoever flies it.



Linear scaling factor0.920.961.001.041.08
Projected area17.8319.5321.2322.9324.63
Flat area21.0023.0025.0027.0029.00
Glider weight4.
Total line length202222241260280m
Number of main lines3/4/3A/B/C
Flat aspect ratio4.67
Projected aspect ratio3.51
Root cord2.592.712.832.943.05m
Flat span10.0510.5110.9611.3911.80m
Projected span7.908.278.628.969.28m
Ideal weight range50-7060-8075-9588-108100-125kg
Trim speed38km/h
Top speed50km/h
Min sink1.0m/sec
Best glide9.0



Top surface : Porcher Skytex 38g/m²
Bottom surface : Porcher Eazyfly white
Ribs : Porcher Skytex 38g/m² Hard White
Internal structure : Porcher Skytex 38g/m² hard
Nose reinforcing : Plastic wire PA orange 2,4mm
Risers : 20mm black nylon webbing
Pulleys : Spenger and Riley stainless steel roller pulleys
Top lines : Edelrid 8000U-70,90 (Unsheathed)
Middle lines : Edelrid 8000U-120,90 (Unsheathed)
Lower lines : Liros TSL280,190,140 (Sheathed)
Brakes : Liros DSL70,110,350 (Sheathed)


Magic EN/LTF-A <em>It’s that feeling!</em> : Gemini

Magic EN/LTF-A <em>It’s that feeling!</em> : Leo

Magic EN/LTF-A <em>It’s that feeling!</em> : Virgo

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