May 2012

:: LIFT ::

APCO's ground breaking all round P/M reflex wing

(For on line version click here)

We at APCO are now in the middle of our annual Spring offensive - launching key products for start of season. We expanded our emergency parachute range - by adding 2 lightweight Maydays - 18 and 20, as well as superlight addition to our G-MD - the Guided Mayday SLT. Following the fashion, a new lightweight range of paramotor harnesses have been launched The freeflying harness range was also completed by adding, all new ( first for APCO) - Pilot and Passenger tandem harness - boasting many innovative features (dealer letter devoted to tandem harness will be sent). And then ZEFIRA - our latest EN-C wing. Truly ground breaking, cutting edge performer- leaving the competition far behind.

But the cherry on the cake is our new purpose built all round sport class reflex wing - LIFT (nicknamed "Baby Force") Conceived from Force, as a direct result of pilot demand and a worthy addition to our classic paramotor wing range. It is not a tuned down version of Force, but all in all a new wing, purpose built and designed to specific needs of wide range of pilots, targeting anyone who would like to fly easy rock solid reflex wing with excellent performance and speed.

LIFT does not sacrifice much on speed range and performance when compared to Force, and still offers unmatched foolproof launch, dream-like handling and safety combined with ease of flying and reassuring comfort, to amaze you and your pilots.

LIFT is now ready. Available in 2 sizes - S and M - covering weight range from 75kg.-165kg. The design brief of LIFT aims to combine the best aspects of reflex wing with performance, handling and launch APCO is known for - perfectly blended into a well built, robust chute made to last. Equipped with our unique SRS® system to allow for comfortable slow speed take-off and landing. HIT Valves® (APCO exclusive) incorporated to insure maximum stability and internal wing pressure at any angle of attack. Built-in Flexon battens® for perfect profile shape retention and long term consistent performance - maintenance free and great weight saver. We are proud to be the first and original innovators of all the above unique features - today finding their way into other brands designs too. Pre-production batch of LIFT has been tried by selected dealers for evaluation and feedback - a good number of hours were put into testing under various conditions, producing very enthusiastic feedback - all were excited by the LIFT.


DESIGN FEATURES

  • SRS ® - APCO exclusive Stall Recovery System for built-in passive safety (click here)
  • SRS® aided - extremely low speed on take-off and landing.
  • SRS ® Built-in for perfect launch
  • HIT Valve ® equipped on leading edge, APCO unique feature for improved stability (click here)
  • FLEXON battens ® - for ultimate durability pioneered by APCO (click here)
  • Diagonal rib structure
  • Great drag reduction - almost 100m. less lines - advanced three row bottom line construction
  • Tip steering for high speed operation
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
  • Split A riser with built-in safe, huge speed range
  • APCO legendary standard 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

Technical Data      
LIFT Small Medium Large**
Product Code Product Code Product Code Product Code
Cells 40 42 44
Area m2 26.17 28 29.82
Area (projected) m2 23.18 24.8 26.41
Span (incl. Stabiliser) m 11.28 11.93 12.58
Span (projected) m 9.43 9.97 10.51
Aspect Ratio 4.86 5.08 5.30
Aspect Ratio (projected) 3.83 4 4.17
Pilot Weight (all up) Kg free flight 70-100 85-120 110-140
Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor) Kg 75-140* 100-165* 125-185*
Weight of Canopy Kg 5.9 6.5 7.1
Root Chord m 2.79 2.79 2.79
Tip Chord m 0.47 0.47 0.47
Length of Lines on B m 6.52 7.17 7.63
Total length of line used m 271 300 326
* Higher wing loading advised when flying trike.
  ** LIFT  Large – not yet available


Performance
LIFT Performance Data
V-min 21 km/h
V-trim (- closed) / V-trim (0 equal risers) 36/39 km/h
V-trim off (open) 48-50 km/h
V-max. 62+ km/h
Min Sink ( at optimum wing loading) 1.1 m/s


main characteristics

  • Launch - surprisingly easy (better than Thrust) with extremely low take off speed
  • Landing - nice and soft even when brakes are half way down, with more space for a good flare - piece of cake!!
  • Acceleration - smooth and quick
  • Speed range - best in its class
  • Handling - quick, precise with light brake pressure (we mean, really light, not just lighter)
  • Safety - solid as a rock at all speeds
  • Ground Handling - continuing the legacy of Force, taking it even further, beyond the known boundaries. Just try it and be impressed
  • Flying - properly described - awesome!!!
  • Improved lift capacity - thanks to wing area and design - allowing for flying less powerful engine/lower RPM
  • Great fuel saving

Flexon battens® , HIT Valves® , embedded minimal drag top line® technology and SRS® safety system are exclusive APCO innovations, often imitated, never matched!!


COLOR CHOICES

Lift colors


CERTIFICATION

Paramotor Certification Pending

In parallel to launching the LIFT we are checking for certification possibilities.

Reflex wings are often not certifiable due to inability to perform some of the maneuvers required.

In most cases, it is not possible to take reflex wings through standard certification sequence as there is no way to initiate proper front or asymmetric collapse. In reality the recent EN certification is not applicable for paramotor wings and not reflecting its virtues. A new, special paramotor certification is now on its way and we at APCO will be among the first to apply once the testing is available.

In the meantime, the LIFT has been thoroughly tested by APCO and we have complete confidence in the wing.

APCO LIFT test sequence video

APCO LIFT test sequence video



Delivery - LIFT is in stock in 2 sizes S and M. All colors available - your orders are welcome

LIFT codes and dealer prices:

37100 - LIFT S
37200 - LIFT M
37300 - LIFT L

Your conditions apply.

Money-Back Guarantee - as proof of our confidence we offer our exclusive 30 day money back guarantee for first wing delivered

If the glider is not liked, we will refund the cost of the wing  on receipt of the glider back. You are invited to take advantage of this limited offer - place your order today

Additional posting will be sent out soon with video clip introducing the LIFT something worth waiting for!!

Blue Skies,
APCO Team





apco@apcoaviation.com

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

 

 

Force with Zesr color designLIFT, in the Zest (#12) colors

 

 

Force with Jade color designLIFT, in the Lagoon (#8) colors

 

 

Force with Zesr color designLIFT, in the Zest (#12) colors

 

 

Force with "Grey Bird" color designLIFT, in Brasilera (#7) colors

 

 

Force with Zest color designLook - No hands!!!

 

 

Force with "Grey Bird" color designLIFT, in the Zest (#12) colors

 

 

Force with Zesr color designLIFT, in Brasilera (#7) colors

 

 

Force with Jade color designLIFT, in the Lagoon (#8) colors

 

 

Force with Jade color designLIFT, in the Zest (#12) colors

 

 

Force with Jade color designThe LIFT in "Stand By" mode