May 2014

:: THRUST IV ::

the good stuff got even better

(For product page and more details click here)




The time is right for next generation of our THRUST.
Facing the challenge we are now launching THRUST IV – the logical evolution of our mainstay paramotor wing.

THRUST range of wings has been around for years. A lot of things have changed in the past decade – flying has come to be safer, more fun and less complicated.

Each generation of Thrust was an improvement over the previous, fulfilling pilots expectations. The third generation introduced in 2011 quickly became to be our dealers' favorite. Feedback accumulated and experience gained since, led us to implement further improvements making this excellent wing even better - THRUST IV is born.

Special attention was given to improve the rigidity of the wing, polish the handling, and optimize its feedback – all this combined with increased pilot comfort and safety.

Handling now refined to give the best possible agility with perfectly coordinated roll and yaw – centering on lift effortlessly. Wing feedback is gentle and predictable filtering out air “background noise” efficiently. It cuts through turbulence effortlessly with high resistance to deflations.
For pilot looking for dual purpose wing – THRUST IV is THE choice.

Risers redesigned (using slimmer 20mm. webbing) to be suitable for all types of paramotors and trikes with different hangpoint systems. The risers feature trimmers for fast cruising, new ball bearing pulleys on accelerator and magnetic brake connectors with swivel on the handle to prevent brake line twist.
THRUST IV born from perfect blend of the best in Thrust III and Thrust HP. In all it is much improved paramotor wing, as well as a very nice, sweet, free flying glider for stress-free, enjoyable flying under power or just soaring.

THRUST IV implements all the traditional APCO features - SRS® (Stall Recovery System) as standard, HIT valve, FLEXON batten and now also with ball bearing pulleys on new redesigned 20mm. risers.

SRS® is designed to be an important feature, safe-guarding you incase of deep stall, but it is also a great help in improving launch characteristics when wing hesitates to come up over head. The THRUST launch was always spotless, but now its even better - foolproof.

Stall Recovery System Video

Whatever the pilot will do and despite his "best" efforts to spoil the launch, the THRUST IV will come up evenly, consistently to stay over head, waiting for launch.

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MAIN DESIGN FEATURES

  • SRS® (Stall Recovery System) for perfect launch and safety
  • Latest evolution of FLEXON battens® design
  • APCO exclusive HIT Valve® system - insures excellent stability at all speeds
  • Ball bearing pulleys - further aiding smooth acceleration and easy use of speed bar
  • Trim tab - non-slip, easy lock (fully replaceable)
  • Brake handle with swivel and neodynium magnets
  • Newly revised color design making it more appealing, stands out in the crowd
  • Launch - spotless, on every hill, any time of the year - easier than ever
  • Ground handling - effortlessly positions itself overhead in no time and just hovers there waiting to accelerate into the air
  • Flying - smooth acceleration and immediate response to the engine's thrust
  • Handling – new brake arrangement for the best handling Total fun - light, precise, immediate
  • Safety - unshakable with well proven track record
  • Landing - plain and simple
  • Improved lateral tension for rigid feel and smooth ride
  • 20mm. riser for easier handling and reduced drag

Flexon battens® ,HIT Valves®, and SRS® are exclusive APCO innovations, often imitated, never matched!!


For features – click here

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TECHNICAL DATA

Size Small Medium Large X-Large
Product Code 22510 22520 22530 22540
Cells 42 44 46 48
Area [m2] 27.3 29.3 31.3 33.3
Area (projected) [m2] 23.4 25.2 26.9 28.6
Span [m] 11.58 12.20 12.90 13.50
Span (projected) [m] 9.32 9.85 10.4 10.9
Aspect Ratio 4.91 5.08 5.31 5.47
Aspect Ratio (projected) 3.71 3.85 4.02 4.15
Pilot Weight (all up) P/M [Kg] 70-125 85-145 100-165 110-185
Pilot Weight (all up) P/G [Kg] 65-85 80-100 95-120 110-140
Canopy Weight [Kg] 5.7 6.0 6.3 6.6
Root Chord [m] 3.03 3.03 3.03 3.03
Tip Chord [m] 0.58 0.58 0.58 0.58
Length of Lines on B [m] 6.6 7.0 7.4 7.7
Total length of line used [m] 399 413 432 472

Free flying Certification carried over from Thrust
Paramotoring Certification (DGAC) - pending

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PERFORMANCE

Thrust IV Performance Data  
V-min @ optimum wing load 21 km/h
V-trim @ optimum wing load 37 km/h
V-trim off @ optimum wing load 45 km/h
V-max @ optimum wing load 50+ km/h
Min Sink @ optimum wing load 1.1 m/s

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COLOR CHOICES

The THRUST IV also received a general make over - now dressed in well recognisable APCO color design


# 8
Lagoon
# 4
Batman
# 7
Emerald
# 12
Zest
# 6
Patriot

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DELIVERY – Starting mid - May 2014


CODES

Description Code    
Thrust IV S 22510    
Thrust IV M 22520    
Thrust IV L 22530    
Thrust IV XL 22540    

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Blue Skies,
APCO Team

To all our friends
We at APCO this year celebrating 40 years since I made my first home-made hang glider and APCO was born. I have witnessed virtually the full circle of our sport from the beginning. We were there when the first hang gliders were taking off from hills, later transforming into ultralight flying aircraft. We were the paragliding pioneers and also among the first to realize the potential of paraglider combined with engine – leading to today’s modern paramotor wing. During these years, I approved countless texts when launching new products, using similar superlatives, going through copy writers creation. I guess you too by now sometimes lose the connection between the words and the message, which is probably also the case for the text above dedicated to THRUST IV (even though it’s all true!)
In simple words I would like to tell you all that this Thrust IV is an excellent wing which will not let you down and we stand behind it, confident in our honest belief that we do the best we can and the wing is worthy of your trust.
Please buy, fly and have fun.
Anatoly Cohn

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

www.apcoaviation.com