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APCO Karma Sport PPG Glider

$3,080.00

APCO’s new beginner / intermediate wing.
It belongs to the Karma family and is designed to satisfy pilots who desire top notch, sharp handling. A lightweight, pilot friendly, easy launching, safe, fun wing.

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Product Description

It is offered side by side with Karma. We felt that now is the time to launch an additional beginner / intermediate wing which has a lot in common with Karma’s philosophy, but is aimed at pilots looking for something different – a glider with sharp, immediate response (handling inspired by Vista), a glider in line with the recent trend for a light, low weight, low pack volume wing – the result is KARMA SP.

With performance above the Karma and wings weight lighter by almost a kilo,KARMA SP feels fresh, fun and reassuring. Equipped with all new FLEXON battens across the span on L/E, significantly lower line drag, made from new lightweight cloth – KARMA SP is our latest masterpiece for you to appreciate.

KARMA SP Paramotor Version

KARMA SP was extensively tested for freeflying as well as under power and its equally well suited for both – making it a great wing for paramotor lovers too. Those of you who love Karma will love the SP even more. The KARMA SP’s overall behavior is perfectly tuned for motorised flight. From easy nil wind inflation and launching to ultra-safe stability, the KARMA SP offers the ideal solution for paramotor schools and pilots – comes on request with purpose built risers with trimmers.

KARMA SP- Spirit in Motion

 

DESIGN FEATURES

  • Sophisticated profile for improved performance
  • Split A riser for perfect launch and big ears
  • FLEXON┬« battens for wider speed range, constant launch behaviour, improved performance and extended longevity of the wing
  • Advanced riser system
  • Stainless Steel hardware
  • Anti-twist swivel and neodynium magnet brake handle
  • Distinctive top and bottom color design
  • Famous APCO long lasting double coated cloth – ensures high resale value

 

TECHNICAL DATA

X-Small Small Medium Large
Product Code 14110 14210 14310 14410
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 12.12
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) P/G [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] 5.2 5.4 5.7 6.0
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

 

CERTIFICATION

Size Certification Type
Extra-Small Pending
Small EN B
Medium EN B
Large EN B
Load Test- 170 Kg Max load (Paramotor application), Click for Certification

The KARMA SP S size was awarded 153 A ratings and only 3 B ratings.
The KARMA SP M size was awarded 162 A ratings and only 2 B ratings.
For a glider of this performance and handling it is a remarkable result, especially when analysing the points which were B rated. Both gliders received B rating at maximum weight for acheiving sink rate more than 14 m./sec. in 2 turns – a result which is a must for a glider with good handling and all beginner class good handling gliders are on the market rated B on this point.

The M size also was rated B for assymetric accelerated flight at maximum weight – due to extended speed range on the glider at top speed on assymetric collapse it may change the direction just over 90 degrees, but has very mild dumped out response behaviour, easy to handle for every novice pilot.

The S was awarded B ratings for Big Ear opening at minimum weight on trim and accelerated flight – reopening of Big Ears is spontaneous and even in just over 3 seconds which in our opinion is the way it should be as it allows for smooth, even hands free reopening of Big Ears and is to the pilot’s advantage, even if formally rated B.

 

PERFORMANCE

V-min [km/h]   20
V-trim [km/h]   37
V-max [km/h]  46+
Min Sink [m/s]   1.1

 

COLOR OPTIONS

Option Number Color Design
colors

 

CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS

Materials

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.

Fabric
Sail Cloth 42 g/m2 “Zero Porosity” Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement FLEXON® batten system
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours
Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top Dyneema 1.1 95
Top c; d; Lower St Super Aramid 1.2 110
Bottom C1,3,5;D1,3;Mid a,b Super Aramid 1.5 150
Bottom A3,5;B3,5 Super Aramid 1.8 230
Bottom A1;B1 Super Aramid 1.9 320
Brake Cascades Dyneema 1.1 95
Steering Line Polyester 2.0 85

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