March 2014

:: VISTA III ::

New Sports Class, EN -"B" wing
(True 3-liner, innovative APP technology)


(For online version - click here)




VISTA III is now ready! APCO’s long awaited new EN B

Intended to continue the Vista legacy this totally new wing has been completely redesigned and fully equipped to meet the challenges of today's market.

New APP Technology (Automatic Pressurised Profile) - commonly known as "Shark Nose" - installed for constant internal pressure allowing wider safe speed range and superior glide


VISTA III is a true 3 liner (top to bottom)

The two main sizes - S and M - are ready. Certification flight tests for EN-B Class successfully completed for both sizes and wing entered production. XS and L sizes will be introduced soon - covering the entire weight range up to 130 kg. all up.

Our comparison flights prove that the VISTA III is at the top of its class, offering the optimal package for intermediate pilots - it is among the best performing wings in its Class. Simple and easy to fly, combined with extremely high passive safety, solid stability and probably the best handling around.

Remember how when you were a kid you were always excited to open your gifts on Xmas morning, finding new toys to play with. VISTA III is so much fun to fly that when flying on this wing, you will feel like that kid once again !!!!

Our main effort concentrated on achieving an extremely stable, yet playful wing with a fully usable speedbar that should stand out in a crowd, making you look good while soaring at the top of the gaggle.

Work was done on reducing the drag on all fronts to achieve significant performance and L/D gain. The common alternative of taking the easy route, chasing higher aspect ratio wing, which sometimes leads to problematic handling and questionable security was something we dismissed from the start.

We believe the results are evident. Using a true 3 line concept, combined with APP technology + drag reducing bullet risers and unsheathed lines, as well as APCO’s innovative minimal drag hook up points , were our tools of choice to achieve ultimate performance with no compromise on safety and fun.

Building VISTA III we implemented all the latest technology available at APCO, creating the wing to beat the competition, making it lighter than most rival gliders, but also faster and sweeter, without sacrificing any of APCO's legendary tradition in wing durability and longevity.

Designed for free flying - it excels also when paramotoring.

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MAIN DESIGN FEATURES

  • New generation of BULLET risers® , slashing riser drag even further. more >>
  • L/E FLEXON battens® for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan. more >>
  • True 3 row line construction (top to bottom)
  • Minimal drag hook in points for extra saving on drag - (lines warranted for life)
  • New hi-tech APP profile
  • Mini ribs at trailing edge for better performance (pioneered by APCO 20 years ago!!)
  • Split A-riser
  • APCO's traditional durable cloth
  • Advanced diagonal rib structure
  • Blend of Vectran and kevlar unsheathed lines for ultimate performance
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
  • Neodynium brake magnets
  • Swivel on the brake handle to eliminate line twist

BULLET risers® ,Flexon battens® ,APP Technology®, Micro hook in points® are exclusive APCO innovations, often imitated, never matched!!

For features web page – click here

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FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS

  • True EN B across entire speed bar range
  • Performance - in line with the top in EN B Class
  • Safety - reassuring and inspiring
  • Launch and ground handling - spotless
  • Handling - outstanding
  • Flying - breathtaking
  • Thermalling - a piece of cake!
  • Fun, Fun, Fun – lots of fun ..........

VISTA III – the view from the top

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TECHNICAL DATA

Vista III SmallMedium
Product Code 18620 18630
Cells 50 52
Area [m2] 25.7 27.5
Area (projected) [m2] 22.05 23.59
Span (incl. Stabiliser) [m] 11.76 12.41
Span (projected) [m] 9.36 9.87
Aspect Ratio 5.4 5.6
Aspect Ratio (projected) 3.98 4.13
Pilot Weight (all up) [Kg] 75-95 90-110
Weight of Canopy [Kg] 5.4 5.7
Root Chord [m] 2.72 2.72
Tip Chord [m] 0.52 0.52
Length of Lines on B [m] 6.89 7.45
Total length of line used [m] 252 268

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PERFORMANCE

Vista III Performance Data  
V-min @ optimum wing load 21 km/h
V-trim @ optimum wing load 38 km/h
V-max @ optimum wing load 50+ km/h
Min Sink @ optimum wing load 1.0 m/s

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COLOR CHOICES


These Color choices are for first batch only.
Final color choices will be decided after initial run in period

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DELIVERY
S and M sizes in full production, your orders welcome

XS and L sizes to be announced at a later date.



CODES

DescriptionCode
VistaIII XS 18610
VistaIII S 18620
VistaIII M 18630
VistaIII L 18640


Vista III proto

All photos are of protos – not in final color design


With paramotor


Vista III 3D transparent view


New generation of BULLET risers®


Vista III Proto


Vista III Proto


Vista III Proto


Vista III Proto


Vista III Proto

All photos are of protos – not in final color design




Blue Skies,
APCO Team

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

www.apcoaviation.com