Finally we have launched KARMA
– APCO’s latest addition to its range of gliders
It has been long awaited and we spent almost a year on its development.
We needed this time to make sure that KARMA
will be perfect and are
confident that it will satisfy even the most demanding pilots.
Our ongoing research and development program combined with 30 years of experience in
designing wings has shown us which design developments can allow for substantial
increases in both performance and safety – which were fully implemented in KARMA
out-performs many DHV 1-2 gliders while maintaining DHV 1 security at all
speeds. Best of all, the handling is simply excellent, whether on the ground during
launch, or thermalling up, racing through the sky and climbing with complete
confidence in the strongest and tightest of thermals.
is designed for new pilots just after training or for any pilot
searching for a wing which inspires confidence, but at the same time
delivers the handling and performance to fly high and far.
lets the pilot relax, concentrating on flying, safe in the
knowledge that the wing has passed the most recent and stringent safety tests.
performance boundaries have been pushed even further, handling is even sweeter,
safety more reassuring and launch is easier than ever.
New profile, further planform evolution, and loads of design innovations were a major
factor in improving overall performance of KARMA
The glider weight has been sharply reduced, even though we are
still using our time-proven, reliable Gelvenor cloth
(in fact KARMA
is lighter than most rival gliders in its Class)
KARMA Paramotor Version
The Karma is also available in a paramotor version, with
with trimmers. Based on the
ultra safe DHV-1 Karma paraglider, it offers the ideal solution as a school paramotor or as
a first paramotor for the novice pilot.
KARMA - Fly right from the start
- New sophisticated profile
- Split A-riser
- Butt hole with Velcro closure
- Advanced riser system
- Easy start and ground handling
- Very low stall speed almost stall-resistant
- Wide speed range
- Great Thermalling capacity
- Excellent glide
- Little change in direction even with one side of the wing collapsed completely
- Even when using the speed system the reaction to collapses remains tame
- Damped in pitch, highly resistant to surging forward or back even in turbulence
(in line with newest, stringent DHV 1 requirements)
- Famous APCO long-lasting, double coated silicon cloth insuring high resale value
- Technora lines
|Area (projected) [m2]
|Span (projected) [m]
|Aspect Ratio (projected)
|Pilot Weight (all up) [kg]
|Pilot Weight (all up) P/M [kg]
|Canopy Weight [kg]
|Root Chord [m]
|Tip Chord [m]
|Length of Lines on B [m]
|Total Length of Lines [m]
Trim & accel
Trim & accel
(note: prototype was called Debute)
Trim & accel
||DHV-1 Trim & accel
|Min Sink [m/s]
|3. Royal Blue
CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS
The glider is made from tear resistant Ripstop Nylon cloth, which is P.U. coated
to zero porosity and then siliconized to give the fabric high resistance to the
elements. Different cloth is used for the top, bottom and ribs due to their different
functions. The lines are made of superaramid covered with a polyester sheath for protection
against UV, wear and abrasion. The bottom section of the brake lines is made of polyester
because of its better mechanical properties. The karabiners that attach the lines to the
risers are made of stainless steel.
||42 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
||180 g/m2 Mylar (trilam)
||3 years / 250 Hours
OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES
50011: Custom Colour
Would you like to personalize the look of your paraglider?
All APCO gliders can be tailored to meet your color needs.
42477-42459: Glider Backpack or Light Clinch Bag
The wing is supplied in Paragliding bag as standard.
The Paragliding Bag can be replaced with Light Clinch bag for all wings on demand.
42460: Concertina Bag
50012: Custom Logo
Customise your glider by adding a personal or company logo.
50013: Competition Lines
Some of our gliders are available with unsheathed competition lines.
If you order a new glider, it is possible to ask for it to be factory rigged
with comp lines instead of standard.
50024: Riser Sock
Riser sock supplied as standard with each wing.
The Karma comes in an ergonomic rucksack incl. an inner stuff bag, compression strap, riser sock, spares kit, owner's manual and an industry first 3 yr/250 hr warranty - all as standard.