APCO Karma PPG Glider


Finally we have launched KARMA ÔÇô APCOÔÇÖs latest addition to its range of gliders It has been long awaited and we spent almost a year on its development. We needed this time to make sure that KARMA will be perfect and are confident that it will satisfy even the most demanding pilots.

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Product Description

Our ongoing research and development program combined with 30 years of experience in designing wings has shown us which design developments can allow for substantial increases in both performance and safety ÔÇô which were fully implemented in KARMA.

KARMA out-performs many DHV 1-2 gliders while maintaining DHV 1 security at all speeds. Best of all, the handling is simply excellent, whether on the ground during launch, or thermalling up, racing through the sky and climbing with complete confidence in the strongest and tightest of thermals.

KARMA is designed for new pilots just after training or for any pilot searching for a wing which inspires confidence, but at the same time delivers the handling and performance to fly high and far.

KARMA lets the pilot relax, concentrating on flying, safe in the knowledge that the wing has passed the most recent and stringent safety tests.

KARMAÔÇÖs performance boundaries have been pushed even further, handling is even sweeter, safety more reassuring and launch is easier than ever.

New profile, further planform evolution, and loads of design innovations were a major factor in improving overall performance of KARMA The glider weight has been sharply reduced, even though we are still using our time-proven, reliable Gelvenor cloth (in fact KARMA is lighter than most rival gliders in its Class)

KARMA Paramotor Version

The Karma is also available in a paramotor version, with modified risers with trimmers. Based on the ultra safe DHV-1 Karma paraglider, it offers the ideal solution as a school paramotor or as a first paramotor for the novice pilot.


  • New sophisticated profile
  • Split A-riser
  • Butt hole with Velcro closure
  • Advanced riser system
  • Easy start and ground handling
  • Very low stall speed almost stall-resistant
  • Wide speed range
  • Great Thermalling capacity
  • Excellent glide
  • Little change in direction even with one side of the wing collapsed completely
  • Even when using the speed system the reaction to collapses remains tame
  • Damped in pitch, highly resistant to surging forward or back even in turbulence (in line with newest, stringent DHV 1 requirements)
  • Famous APCO long-lasting, double coated silicon cloth insuring high resale value
  • Technora lines



X-Small Small Medium Large
Product Code 14100 14200 14300 14400
Cells 38 39 41 43
Area [m2] 25.6 26.6 28.6 30.6
Area (projected) [m2] 22.6 23.6 25.6 27.6
Span [m] 11.06 11.41 12.12 12.83
Span (projected) [m] 8.79 9.14 9.85 10.56
Aspect Ratio 4.8 4.9 5.1 5.4
Aspect Ratio (projected) 3.4 3.5 3.8 4.0
Pilot Weight (all up) [kg] 50-75 60-90 80-110 100-130
Pilot Weight (all up) P/M [kg] 60-100 70-115 85-135 110-165
Canopy Weight [kg] 5.6 6.0 6.3 6.6
Root Chord [m] 2.84 2.84 2.84 2.84
Tip Chord [m] 0.48 0.48 0.48 0.48
Length of Lines on B [m] 7.4 7.7 8.2 8.7
Total Length of Lines [m] 374 412 448 473



Size Certification Type
Extra-Small DHV-1 Trim & accel
Small DHV-1 Trim & accel (note: prototype was called Debute)
Medium DHV-1 Trim & accel
Large DHV-1 Trim & accel
Load Test- 160 Kg Max load (Paramotor application), Click for Graph & Certification



V-min [km/h]   20
V-trim [km/h]   36
V-max [km/h]   45+
Min Sink [m/s]   1.1



Option Number Color Design
1. Red
2. Yellow
3. Royal Blue
4. Purple/Magenta
5. Turquoise




The glider is made from tear resistant Ripstop Nylon cloth, which is P.U. coated to zero porosity and then siliconized to give the fabric high resistance to the elements. Different cloth is used for the top, bottom and ribs due to their different functions. The lines are made of superaramid covered with a polyester sheath for protection against UV, wear and abrasion. The bottom section of the brake lines is made of polyester because of its better mechanical properties. The karabiners that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.

Sail Cloth 42 g/m2 “Zero Porosity” Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement 180 g/m2 Mylar (trilam)
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours
Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top Super Aramid 1.2 110
Bottom (A3,A5,B3,B5,C1,C3,C5,D1,D3) Super Aramid 1.8 220
Bottom (A1,B1) Super Aramid 1.9 320
Brake Cascades Dyneema 1.1 95
Steering Line Polyester 2 85


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