Are you an ambitious cross-country pilot, who wants to have a glider that
makes you feel at home from the first moment?
Are you a competitive pilot, who won’t compromise on
safety and still wants the best performance around?
Are you an uncompromising pilot, when it comes to handling?
In short – aren’t you the best and deserve the best?
Then the LIBRA is the perfect glider for you!
LIBRA is our latest cross country high-performance glider, which has
the finest handling ever made by APCO. Intensive work on research and development made the
a flawless combination of excellent safety and high-performance, a balance unmatched previously.
LIBRA's performance is a result of a super-low drag design, incorporating embedded minimal drag top line cascade (pioneered by APCO), "zero drag" revolutionary
Bullet risers (first ever - will be copied by all!!!) and drastically reduced total line length. Carefully crafted efficient profile also plays an important role in delivering the performance you expect from APCO. It will excite you from the first moment you take flight.
The performance of LIBRA has been compared and proved superior to
gliders in its Class, even surpassing the performance of some hottest ships from rival companies.
Tired of wasting your time, struggling to stay at the top?
Your flying time is a precious commodity. Enjoy your play time to the fullest with the
most sensational of APCOs’ creations - LIBRA!
LIBRA - free your spirit and soar
- New hi-tech profile – result of APCO’s intensive research - further improvement of Vista's profile
- Embedded minimum drag top Dyneema lines unsheathed (lifetime guarantee) - pioneered by APCO
- Top and bottom surface color design
Bullet risers - revolutionary, unique zero drag design, exclusive to APCO.. find out more »
Accelerated flight brake compensator for wider speed range ... find out more »
- APCO traditional double-coated cloth for extended durability
- All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
- Neodymium brake magnets - Strong grip and fool-proof use
- Brake line connected to handle via swivels to eliminate line twists
- Advanced diagonal rib structure
- Flexon® battens system for ultimate durability - pioneered by APCO more »
- Heavy-duty Technora® lines
- Reduced intake size, optimising performance, inflation characteristics and reopening behaviour
- Advanced, internal rib structure to prevent deformation of the sail and total line length reduction ... find out more »
|Area (projected) [m2]
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|Aspect Ratio (projected)
|Pilot Weight (all up) [kg]
|Canopy Weight [kg]
|Root Chord [m]
|Tip Chord [m]
|Length of Lines on B [m]
|Total Length of Lines [m]
||EN Test based Manufacturers test
EN - C (trim & accelerated)
||EN - C (trim & accelerated)
||EN - C (trim & accelerated)
|Min Sink [m/s]
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
||FLEXON® batten system
||3 years / 250 Hours
|Top cascade + stab.top
|Mid cascade + stab.
|Bottom C ; D
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 Libra 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.