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APCO Lift PPG Glider

$3,560.00

LIFT – Apco’s first all round purpose built Sports Class reflex wing for wide segment of pilots.

Conceived from Force, as a direct result of pilot demand and a worthy addition to our classic paramotor wing range. It is not a tuned down version of Force, but all in all a new wing, purpose built and designed to specific needs of wide range of pilots, targeting anyone who would like to fly easy rock solid reflex wing with excellent performance and speed.

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Product Description

LIFT does not sacrifice much on speed range and performance when compared to Force, but offers unmatched foolproof launch, dream-like handling and safety combined with ease of flying and reassuring comfort that will amaze you each time you take off.

LIFT is the perfect choice for every pilot who wants to enjoy flying long distances with no stress or is just playing around.

LIFT is available in 3 sizes – S, M and L – covering weight range from 75kg -185kg. The design brief of LIFT aims to combine the best aspects of reflex wing with performance, handling and launch APCO is known for – perfectly blended into a well built, robust chute made to last.

Equipped with our unique SRS┬« system to allow for comfortable slow speed take-off and landing. HIT Valves┬« (APCO exclusive) incorporated to insure maximum stability and internal wing pressure at any angle of attack. Built-in Flexon battens┬« for perfect profile shape retention and long term consistent performance – maintenance free and great weight saver. We are proud to be the first and original innovators of all the above unique features – today finding their way into other brands designs too.


MAIN CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Launch – surprisingly easy ( better than Thrust) with extremely low take off speed
  • Landing – nice and soft even when brakes are half way down with more space for good flare – piece of cake!!
  • Acceleration – smooth and quick
  • Speed range – best in its class
  • Handling – quick, precise with light brake pressure (we mean, really light, not just lighter)
  • Safety – solid as a rock at all speeds
  • Ground Handling – continuing the legacy of Force, taking it even further, beyond the known boundaries. Just try it and be impressed
  • Flying – properly described – awesome!!!
  • Improved lift capacity – thanks to wing area and design – allowing for flying less powerful engine/lower RPM
  • Great fuel saving

DESIGN FEATURES

  • SRS┬« – APCO’s exclusive Stall Recovery System for built-in passive safety more ┬╗
  • SRS┬« aided – extremely low speed on take-off and landing more ┬╗
  • SRS┬« Built-in for perfect launch more ┬╗
  • HIT valve┬« equipped on leading edge, APCO unique feature for improved stability more ┬╗
  • Flexon┬« battens system for ultimate durability – pioneered by APCO more ┬╗
  • Replaceable trim webbing and camet buckle long-lasting trouble-free service more ┬╗
  • Tip steering for high speed operation
  • Great drag reduction – almost 100m. less lines – advanced 3 row bottom line construction
  • Minimal drag, embedded hook-in point for unprecedented drag reduction, APCO exclusive.
  • Advance diagonal rib structure
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
  • Split A risers with built-in safe and wide speed range
  • APCO legendary standard double coated siliconised cloth – built to last
  • Butt Holes
  • Heavy-duty Superaramide┬« lines
  • Swivels on brake handles
  • Integral, built-in, Neodymium brake magnets
  • Extremely easy inflation, launch and landing
  • Universal riser + accelerator and trimmers to fit any paramotor frame
  • New color design – fresh and attractive

Flexon battens® , HIT Valves ® ,SRS® and embedded hook-in point are exclusive APCO innovations, often imitated, never matched!!

TECHNICAL DATA

Small Medium Large
Product Code
Cells 40 42 44
Area [m2] 26.17 28 29.82
Area (projected) [m2] 23.18 24.8 26.41
Span(incl. Stabiliser) [m] 11.28 11.93 12.58
Span (projected) [m] 9.43 9.97 10.51
Aspect Ratio 4.86 5.08 5.30
Aspect Ratio (projected) 3.83 4 4.17
Pilot Weight (all up) free flight[kg] 70-100 85-120 110-140
Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor unit) [kg] 75-140* 100-165* 125-185*
Canopy Weight [kg] 5.9 6.5 7.1
Root Cord m 2.79 2.79 2.79
Tip Chord [m] 0.47 0.47 0.47
Length of Lines on B [m] 6.52 7.17 7.63
Total Length of Lines [m] 271 300 326

* Higher wing loading advised when flying trike.

CERTIFICATION

Size
Lift S DGAC certification
LIFT EAPR flight test protocol
Lift M DGAC certification
LIFT EAPR flight test protocol
Approved for schooling (on neutral / leveled trim setting)
Lift L DGAC certification
LIFT EAPR flight test protocol
Approved for schooling (on neutral / leveled trim setting)

 

The LIFT has been thoroughly tested by us, here in our facility, and we have complete confidence in the wing.

 

PERFORMANCE

V-min [km/h]   21
V-trim [km/h]   36-39
V-trim off [km/h]   48-50
V-max [km/h]   62+
Min Sink [m/s] at optimal wing loading  less than 1.1 m/sec

 

COLOR OPTIONS

Color design

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 – hybrid construction
L/E Reinforcement FLEXON® batten system
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours
Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top Dyneema 1.0 90
Mid/Stabilo Superaramide 1.2 120
Bottom (A3/A5/B3/B5) Superaramide 1.8 230
Bottom (A1/B1) Superaramide 1.9 320
Bottom (C/D) Superaramide 1.5 150
Brakes Cascade/ St. Top Dyneema 1.1 95
Steering Line Polyester 2.0 85

Optional, LIFT can be supplied in light clinch bag (instead of paragliding carry bag)

Optional, LIFT can be supplied with Wonder Bar (upon request)

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