KARMA SPORT (KARMA SP) -
APCO's new beginner / intermediate wing.
It belongs to the Karma family and is designed to satisfy pilots who desire top notch, sharp handling. A lightweight, pilot friendly, easy launching, safe, fun wing.
It is offered side by side with Karma. We felt that now is the time to launch an additional beginner / intermediate wing which has a lot in common with Karma's philosophy, but is aimed at pilots looking for something different - a glider with sharp, immediate response (handling inspired by Vista), a glider in line with the recent trend for a light, low weight, low pack volume wing - the result is KARMA SP.
With performance above the Karma and wings weight lighter by almost a kilo,KARMA SP feels fresh, fun and reassuring. Equipped with all new FLEXON battens across the span on L/E, significantly lower line drag, made from new lightweight cloth - KARMA SP is our latest masterpiece for you to appreciate.
|Area (projected) [m2]||22.6||23.6||25.6||27.6|
|Span (projected) [m]||8.79||9.14||9.85||10.56|
|Aspect Ratio (projected)||3.4||3.5||3.8||4.0|
|Pilot Weight (all up) P/G [kg]||50-75||60-90||80-110||100-130|
|Pilot Weight (all up) P/M [kg]||60-100||70-115||85-135||110-165|
|Canopy Weight [kg]||5.2||5.4||5.7||6.0|
|Root Chord [m]||2.84||2.84||2.84||2.84|
|Tip Chord [m]||0.48||0.48||0.48||0.48|
|Length of Lines on B [m]||7.4||7.7||8.2||8.7|
|Total Length of Lines [m]||374||412||448||473|
Load Test- 170 Kg Max load (Paramotor application), Click for Certification
The KARMA SP S size was awarded 153 A ratings and only 3 B ratings.
The KARMA SP M size was awarded 162 A ratings and only 2 B ratings.
For a glider of this performance and handling it is a remarkable result, especially when analysing the points which were B rated. Both gliders received B rating at maximum weight for acheiving sink rate more than 14 m./sec. in 2 turns - a result which is a must for a glider with good handling and all beginner class good handling gliders are on the market rated B on this point.
The M size also was rated B for assymetric accelerated flight at maximum weight - due to extended speed range on the glider at top speed on assymetric collapse it may change the direction just over 90 degrees, but has very mild dumped out response behaviour, easy to handle for every novice pilot.
The S was awarded B ratings for Big Ear opening at minimum weight on trim and accelerated flight - reopening of Big Ears is spontaneous and even in just over 3 seconds which in our opinion is the way it should be as it allows for smooth, even hands free reopening of Big Ears and is to the pilot's advantage, even if formally rated B.
|Min Sink [m/s]||1.1|
|Option Number||Color Design|
|Sail Cloth||42 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon|
|Rib Reinforcement||FLEXON® batten system|
|Warranty||3 years / 250 Hours|
|Material||Diameter [mm]||Strength [kg]|
|Top c; d; Lower St||Super Aramid||1.2||110|
|Bottom C1,3,5;D1,3;Mid a,b||Super Aramid||1.5||150|
|Bottom A3,5;B3,5||Super Aramid||1.8||230|
|Bottom A1;B1||Super Aramid||1.9||320|