BUG by Michael Sandlin

The BUG, or Basic Ultralight Glider, is a simple bi-plane ultralight glider designed by Michael Sandlin. It is intended to be easy and low-cost to construct, while offering easy, low-speed flight characteristics. It is not foot-launchable, though its large main wheel allows a rolling launch at many of the flying sites frequented by hang glider pilots.

You can read more about the BUG at the official BUG website.


  • Area 173 Sq. Ft.
  • Wing span 32 Feet
  • Length 17.5 Feet
  • Empty Weight 125 Lbs.
  • Tire diameter 15.5 Inches
  • Horizontal tail plane 8 Feet