May 2013

:: FORCE SP (Sport) ::

New high end reflex paramotor wing
The next generation


(For on line version
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Force Sport Video
The new Force SP Introductory video (by Mohamed Mahroom)


When the Force was launched, it opened a new era. Paramotoring became easier, safer and much more enjoyable. APCO was a pioneer in launching well balanced reflex wing where performance was at the top, but nothing compromised in terms of safety, flight behaviour and friendly nature of the wing. We continue to offer Force as part of our current range.

Following market feedback, we felt that the time was right also for different interpretation of perfect package a pilot desires. Crisp, rigid wing with direct, immediate handling, cutting the air effortlessly and turning on a dime with great precision – that’s what is needed.
The answer is FORCE SP. Born from Force, a sporty version, tuned for extra joy. Same amazing launch and stability, same well built, robust chute, same highly recognisable color design dressed in new colors. On top of this, the Force SP package generates excitement, adrenaline rush and happy smiles for anyone who wants a “spiced up” Force. The design brief for Force SP was injecting NRG genes into the Force to create a new blend - Force with NRG flavor (NRG is our latest, extremely successful slalom comp. wing)
Force and Force SP will be produced side by side.
There will always be different pilots, different tastes and different flying philosophy and now we can cater to all – the choice is yours.

Force SP is ready in 2 sizes – S and M. The Large size will follow.

Force SP shares the certification with Force. Additional in-house test flight sequence (as per LTF 23/05 Part 4.3 paramotor certification requirements) was successfully completed.
Force SP uses only 3 rows of bottom lines, drastically reducing overall line length and drag. Unsheathed Dyneema and Vectran lines further minimalize the drag. For bottom gallery sheathed lines are used.
The load test will be redone to confirm the new line configuration..

Force and Force SP are purpose designed wings, but for different styles of flying.
The Force SP is designed for agility, combined with stability and performance, for fast cruising over long distances while retaining comfortable, relaxing feel with no need for pilot intervention.
The Force is a classic blend of performance, aimed at Cross Country flying , handling rough air with minimum pilot input. Both are exceptionally easy to launch and land, allowing for equally low take off speed and faultless flare. The legendary stability of Force and its ability to independently float overhead at launch are also passed onto Force SP.

(Watch the amazing stability of Force SP on the video)



FLIGHT FEATURES:

  • Extremely easy inflation, low speed, straight-forward
    hands off launch
  • Unique ability to float overhead on launch with no pilot
    input
  • Lower RPM for take-off and cruise speed
  • Cross country flying with minimal pilot input , comfortable
    and relaxing
  • Improved fuel consumption
  • Unprecedented wing rigidity, maximum resistance
    to collapses – wing handles rough air effortlessly,
    giving the pilot a smooth ride
  • Reflex wing stability - 100% pitch positive
  • Directional and roll stability at its best
  • Refined handling, a new step towards perfection
  • Linear progressive brake force with immediate reaction to
    pilot’s input
  • Flare – what you would like to have (typical for an APCO wing)
  • Excellent energy retention and wing rigidity – minimum wing movement, enhanced efficiency.


DESIGN FEATURES:

  • SRS® - APCO's exclusive Stall Recovery System for built-in
    passive safety.
    more..
  • SRS® aided –for reduced 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..
  • Minimal drag, embedded hook-in point for unprecedented drag reduction, APCO exclusive.
  • TSB - Autonomous tip steering brake.
  • OAA – one action acceleration – Integrated trimmers and speed system for one action simultaneous operation. more..
  • Hybrid line construction – blend of Dyneema and
    Vectran unsheathed, with sheathed Kevlar for optimized
    performance.
  • Top of the range Ronstan ball bearing Pullies – for easy, smooth speed bar operation.
  • Advanced 3 line construction with drastically reduced overall
    line consumption
    .
  • 3 optional locations for brake pulley - comfortable hand position with different engines.
  • New Reflex profile.
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or aircraft grade Aluminium.
  • Split A risers with built-in safe and wide speed range.
  • Composite fabric wing construction – different cloth used
    in different areas of the wing for optimal blend of durability, weight and performance.
  • Butt Holes.
  • Swivels on brake handles.
  • Integral, built-in, Neodymium brake magnets.
  • Universal riser + accelerator and trimmers to fit any paramotor frame.
  • New color - fresh and attractive.

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

Technical Data      
  Small Medium Large**
Cells 50 52 54
Area m2 25.48 27 28.52
Area (projected) m2 22.46 23.8 25.14
Span (incl. Stabiliser) m 11.88 12.48 13.08
Span (projected) m 9.91 10.41 10.91
Aspect Ratio 5.54 5.76 6.00
Aspect Ratio (projected) 4.37 4.55 4.73
Pilot Weight (all up) Kg free flight 70-100 85-120 110-140
Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor) Kg 75-145* 100-170* 125-190*
Weight of Canopy Kg 6.2 6.6 7.0
Root Chord m 2.56 2.56 2.56
Tip Chord m 0.43 0.43 0.43
Length of Lines on B m 7.00 7.45 7.85
Total length of line used m 364 384 404
* Higher wing loading advised when flying trike.
  ** Force SP Large - to be launched soon.
Lines
  Material Diameter Strength
Top Dyneema unsheathed 1.0mm 90kg
Mid(a1;b1) Vectran unsheathed 1.0mm 153kg
Mid(a;b;c;d), St Br mid Vectran unsheathed 0.9mm 115kg
Bottom A3; A5; B3; B5 Super Aramid 1.8mm 230kg
Bottom A1; B1 Super Aramid 1.9mm 320kg
Bottom C; St Super Aramid 1.5mm 150kg
Brake Cascades, st top Vectran unsheathed 0.6mm 50kg
Steering Line,St Br Btm Polyester 2.0mm 85kg
Fabric
Sail Cloth Blend of Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Warranty 3 Years/ 250 hours

Glider Performance Data
LIFT Performance Data
V-min 22 km/h
V-trim (- closed) / V-trim (0 equal risers) 39/42 km/h
V-trim off (open) 53-55 km/h
V-max. 68+ km/h
Min Sink ( at optimum wing loading) 1.2 m/s
* The Force SP has been thoroughly tested in-house and we have complete confidence in the wing.

COLOR CHOICES

Both Force and Force SP will now be offered in these new color choices .

Force SP will display “SPORT” logo on the tip.

(Some of the photos in this newsletter show prototype wings which are in different colors to the new color choices and are for display purposes only)

Delivery

Force SP in stock in both sizes S and M.

Force in stock in all sizes.

Your orders are welcome

Codes

Code Description
32100 Force SP S
32200 Force SP M
32300 Force SP L
31100 Force S
31200 Force M
31300 Force L

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORCE SP - may the force be with you!

Blue Skies,
APCO Team




apco@apcoaviation.com

Tel: +972 4 627 3727
Fax: +972 4 627 3728
www.apcoaviation.com

 










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