August 2013
:: Karma EVO ::

New EN-A wing

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Karma EVO

As it's name suggests, the Karma EVO is the Evolution of the legendary Karma. It possesses all the Karma virtues but has been redesigned from the ground up, to be a worthy addition to APCO's range of all round beginner wings. The wing is ready in 2 sizes – S and M. The Medium size being launched now. S size will follow with a slight delay.

The Karma EVO was born as a result of years of feedback from schools and pilots from around the world. Constructed with the students in mind, and the instructors feedback. It is super easy glider to fly - Simple and straight forward.

A hybrid 3 line construction that converges into a clean and simple 3 leg riser making inflation and ground handling a breeze - No messy risers and lines tangled in reverse launch anymore.
Accelerated learning curve for the student, getting him into the air and flying safely faster than before.

Flying characteristics are delightful. It is a true EN-A. Simple to understand and pleasure to handle. Handling is linear and direct with a very long brake range and extremely stall resistant. Stability is impressive in both pitch and roll. But if turn initiated, the wing will respond directly to any input, curving in the tightest turn and thermalling in the narrowest of thermals with impressive climbing rate. Glide is among the best in it's class.

According to Apco's legendary tradition for durability. The construction of the wing is bullet proof! The best and extremely durable cloth combined with proven construction designed to withstand the students abuse for as long as necessary.

A simple, but intelligent design offers loads of performance and character not to bore you after finishing training. It will be fun to fly and will excite you long after out of school. EVO's performance and handling will guarantee you do not lag behind or fall out of the skies when flying in a gaggle with other guys on advanced wings.

The Karma EVO, we feel, is the best beginner glider today for students and new pilots, as well as instructors and we are sure you will find it to be the best choice for you too.

Karma EVO Paramotor version

Karma EVO available in paramotor version too. The wing was designed bearing paramotor pilots in mind and thoroughly tested under power.
Equally well suited for paramotor, making it a great wing for engine lovers. The Karma EVO overall behavior is perfectly tuned for motorized flight. From easy nil wind inflation and short take-offs to exceptional stability, with high fuel efficiency. The Karma EVO offers the ideal solution for paramotor schools and pilots who choose non-reflex wing.
(Supplied with purpose built paramotor risers when specified)


NOTE: Some pictures are of Prototype wings and not in final colors.
(Final color choices in 3D illustrations shown below)



FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Among the best performing gliders in its Class (L/D).
  • Exceptional handling, precise and immediate.
  • Extremely easy inflation, low speed, straight-forward
    hands off launch
  • Ground handling - as easy and simple as it get's. Reducing training time before first takeoff.
  • Direct handling and linear brake pressure with a long and forgiving brake range.
  • High deep stall resistance and distinctive brake pressure ramp up before stall point.
  • Very Pitch and roll stable. No pendulum after turning and no big
    pitch changes in and out of thermals.
  • Impressive climb rate in thermals with tight turning ability.
  • Collapse resistant - wing handles rough air effortlessly.
  • Excellent energy retention and wing rigidity – minimum wing movement, enhanced efficiency.
  • Flare – brings you to a stand still, perfect for students.


DESIGN FEATURES:

  • True EN - A wing across entire speed bar range.
  • New profile for next step in safety and stability.
  • Hybrid 3 Line Planform resulting in over 40% line reduction.
  • Performance - Among the best in it's Class.
  • Riser - Super simple 3 leg Riser, color coded A, B from rigid 20 mm webbing to prevent entangling of lines and riser.
  • Split A riser for easy Big ears. Attaches to the main A with magnet while not in use.
  • Flexon® battens system for ultimate durability - pioneered
    by APCO.
    more..
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or aircraft grade Aluminium.
  • 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.
  • New colors - fresh and attractive.

Flexon battens® are exclusive APCO innovations, often imitated, never matched!!

Technical Data        
  X Small Small Medium Large
Cells     40  
Area m2     28.5  
Area (projected) m2     24.4  
Span (incl. Stabiliser) m     11.8  
Span (projected) m     9.45  
Aspect Ratio     4.9  
Aspect Ratio (projected)     3.65  
Pilot Weight (all up) Kg free flight     85-110  
Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor) Kg     90-135  
Weight of Canopy Kg     5.3  
Root Chord m     2.93  
Tip Chord m     0.73  
Length of Lines on B m     7.0  
Total length of line used m     286  

Performance/Technical Data for other sizes will follow shortly

 

Lines
  Material Diameter Strength
Top, Br Top, St Top Dyneema 1.1mm 90kg
Mid, St Super Aramid 1.2mm 120kg
Bottom A1;B1; C Super Aramid 1.9mm 320kg
Bottom A3; A5;B3; B5 Super Aramid 1.8mm 230kg
Steering Line Polyester 2.0mm 85kg
Fabric
Sail Cloth Blend of Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Warranty 3 Years/ 250 hours

Glider Performance Data
V-min 21 km/h
V-trim 37 km/h
V-max. 47 km/h
Min Sink ( at optimum wing loading) 1.1 m/s
 

CERTIFICATION
KARMA EVO EXTRA-SMALL pending
KARMA EVO SMALL EN – A (Load test pending)
KARMA EVO MEDIUM EN – A (Load test pending)
KARMA EVO LARGE pending

COLOR CHOICES

Colors

Delivery

Karma EVO size M in stock.

Karma EVO size S – we expect some delay, deliveries will start soon.

XS and L sizes will follow.

Your orders are welcome

(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)

Codes

Code Description
24100 Karma EVO XS
24200 Karma EVO S
24300 Karma EVO M
24400 Karma EVO L

Karma EVO - A new beginning in the sky!

Blue Skies,
APCO Team


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September 18-21
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