March 2015

:: LIFT EZ ::

New from APCO

The easiest ever Paramotor reflex wing


(For online version - click here)



Flying has just become so much easier.

Introducing LIFT EZ (Easy)

Our legendary Lift has been the wing of choice for many pilots. Green beginners and very experienced pilots as well fell in love with LIFT.

In search of perfection, we aimed to design an even better and easier to fly wing. There is a definite need for a Paramotor wing that everyone can fly and enjoy, so pilots age and shape would not be a limit!!

We decided to face the challenge!!! The wing is completely redesigned from the ground up. Finally after a meticulous process of prototyping, trimming and testing we came up with 2 different conceptual designs making sure we are launching the best wing.
Both designs shared identical planform and main parameters but were based on 2 different profiles.

One final prototype was based on the new reflex profile which was developed while working on NRG PRO.

The second prototype was based on latest generation "sharknose" profile.

And the winner is.......

The LIFT EZ based on our new reflex profile.


I guess , you guys, were expecting the recent trend for "sharknose" profiles to make its way into this wing too. We decided not to follow fashion blindly, but check things out first hand without being biased. Surprisingly, the reflex beat "sharknose" hands down

The new wing has turned out to be a great all round paramotor wing – named LIFT EZ .
EZ is for "EASY". Just because flying it is so damn easy!!
The LIFT EZ continues the legacy of LIFT - similar feel, trim speed and speed range as the Lift, but there is a big difference.

A number of parameters were dramatically improved:

  • significantly shorter take-off run
  • much slower take off speed
  • slower and flatter landing approach.
  • better glide and lower fuel consumption.
  • lighter, more coordinated handling
  • flatter turning, more agile wing

The LIFT EZ features the completely new, innovative tip steering system - "Wind Scoop System" or WSS ® dramatically improving handling of the wing and its turning ability
(see the full explanation below ).

We believe we achieved the goal, creating the easiest wing ever, without sacrificing anything.
(of course ultimately you will be the judge)

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MAIN DESIGN FEATURES

  • WSS ® - Wind Scoop System more >>
  • SRS ® - APCO exclusive Stall Recovery System for built-in passive safety more >>
  • HIT Valve ® equipped on leading edge, APCO unique feature for extra stability more >>
  • L/E FLEXON battens ® for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan more >>
  • Air Extreme Ball Bearing Pulleys more >>
  • Diagonal rib structure
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
  • Split A riser with built-in safe, huge speed range
  • APCO legendary double coated siliconised cloth - built to last
  • Butt holes
  • Heavy duty Superaramide ® lines
  • Swivels on brake handles
  • Integral built-in neodymium brake magnets
  • New color design - fresh and attractive
  • New 20 mm risers

WSS ®, Flexon battens ® ,SRS ®, Hit Valve ®, Minimal drag hook in points ®, APP Technology ®, Bullet risers ® are exclusive APCO innovations, often imitated, never matched!!

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WSS – Wind Scoop System

The WSS is an innovative new system of tip steering.
The principle is manipulation of the tip into a form of a Wind Scoop / drag parachute.
This form produces only drag (without any lift) which
allows for:

  • Agile and efficient tip steering.
  • Lighter force tip steering.
  • Even more stable tips.

 

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FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS

  • Launch - extremely short and easy (far better than anything else you experienced before)
  • Landing - slower landing approach with a flawless, easy flare
  • Acceleration - smooth and quick
  • Speed range - best in its class
  • Handling - easy and precise with lighter brake pressure
  • Safety - solid as a rock at all speeds
  • Ground Handling - continuing the legacy of Lift
    (taking it further. Just try it and be impressed)
  • Flying - simply relaxing!!!
  • Improved L/D and lift capacity can fly less powerful engine/lower RPM
  • Great fuel saving
  • Super light and responsive tip steering thanks to WSS ®

LIFT EZ – 3D view


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TECHNICAL DATA

SIZE Small Medium Large
Product Code 34100 34200 34300
Cells 42 44 46
Area [m2] 25.8 27.5 29.2
Area (projected) [m2] 22.3 23.5 25.1
Span (incl. Stabiliser) [m] 11.22 11.84 12.46
Span (projected) [m] 9.15 9.65 10.17
Aspect Ratio 4.9 5.1 5.32
Aspect Ratio (projected) 3.8 4.0 4.2
Pilot Weight (all up) [Kg] 70-100 85-120 110-140
Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor) [Kg] 75-140* 100-165* 125-185*
Weight of Canopy [Kg] 5.5 5.85 6.1
Root Chord [m] 2.76 2.76 2.76
Tip Chord [m] 0.53 0.53 0.53
Length of Lines on B [m] 6.65 6.95 7.25
Total length of line used [m] 301 321 346

*Higher load is recommended for use with a trike.

LINES
Material Diameter Strength
Top Dyneema 1.0mm 90kg
Mid;st;(a3,5,b3,5,c3,5,d3,5) Super Aramid 1.2mm 120kg
Bottom A3;A5;B3;B5 Super Aramid 1.8mm 230kg
Bottom A1;B1 Super Aramid 1.9mm 320kg
Bottom C ; D; (a1,b1,c1,d1) Super Aramid 1.5mm 150kg
Brake Cascades; st top Dyneema 1.1mm 95kg
Steering Line Polyester 2.0mm 85kg

FABRIC
Sail Cloth "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Warranty 3 Years / 250 hours

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PERFORMANCE

LIFT EZ Performance Data  
V-min 21 km/h
V-trim (-) / V-trim (0) 35/39 km/h
V-trim off 48-50 km/h
V-max. 62 km/h
Min Sink (at optimum wing loading) 1.05 m/s
*** Stand by for new videos on LIFT EZ coming soon to APCO's Facebook and YouTube

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COLOR CHOICES


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DELIVERY

all sizes in full production, your orders welcome


CODES

Description Code
Lift EZ S 34100
Lift EZ M 34200
Lift EZ L 34300

*** For those of you who fell in love with LIFT -
LIFT EZ is not replacing LIFT. Production of LIFT will be continued

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LIFT EZ - The winner takes it all


Blue Skies,
APCO Team


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