LIFT EU II is APCO's full reflex wing dedicated to use with Trikes.
The LIFT EU II is the second generation of this wing and a big step up from the original Lift EU - improved in both look and feel!
The ABS2® system on the LIFT EU II is the second generation of this system which is now, even more user friendly.
ABS2® been further improved following our experience with Force II, does not require any special piloting and dramatically improves stability.
ABS2® is a system which automatically and gradually pulls down the tip steering as you release the back trimmers or pull the front trimmers. This action stabilizes the wing , cancelling roll movement, "planting" the trike under the center of the canopy.
This outstanding roll stability gives the pilot the best and most efficient flying path at high speeds! It is on cross country flights, or when chasing down a friend that the ABS2® system comes into play.
The ABS2® system will get you from point A to B in the fastest way possible with no pilot input. On trim speed, the system is not activated, allowing dynamic flight with improved handling and minimal brake pressure.
The LIFT EU II is really the best package any pilot can ask for with a combination of speed and roll stability making this wing a truly rare beast unique in its nature.
We are proud of the result, and sure it will continue to dominate the trike wings market.
The LIFT canopy is offered in 4 different versions to cover both European trikes as well as American PPC machines:
LIFT EU II 400 for European light to medium trikes (with narrow hook-in points and hand held brakes).
LIFT EU II 450 for European medium to heavy trikes (with narrow hook-in points and hand held brakes).
LIFT II 400 for American PPC (Powered parachute) light to medium frame (wide hook in points, leg steering configuration).
LIFT II 450 for American PPC medium to heavy trikes (wide hook-in points, leg steering configuration).
The American version of this wing specially designed for PPC machines is compatible with trikes based on wide spread between the hook-in points.
For more information on LIFT II 400/450 PPC, click here.
|LIFT 400 EU II||LIFT 450 EU II|
|Area [m2]||39 (420 sq. ft.)||42 (450 sq. ft.)|
|Area (projected) [m2]||34.5||37.2|
|Span (incl. Stabiliser) [m]||13.8||14.6|
|Span (projected) [m]||11.52||12.2|
|Aspect Ratio (projected)||3.83||4.00|
Engine thrust [kgf]
|Canopy Weight [kg]||8.4||9.3|
|Root Chord [m]||3.4||3.4|
|Tip Chord [m]||0.6||0.6|
|Length of Lines on B [m]||7.94||8.73|
|Total length of line used [m]||330||365|
|Riser specification||Click here for hook-up points spread distance
Warning: any different setup is outside this frame of certification for the wing
|V-trim (-) / V-trim (0)||41/46 km/h|
|V- rear trim off||55-60 km/h|
|V-max - front trim on, rear off||67+ km/h|
|Min Sink ( at optimum wing loading)||1.3 m/s|
LIFT EU II is dressed in 3 distinctive color designs, following the latest trend in APCO. The bottom surface produced from non-siliconised cloth to allow for advertising and logo application.
|Option Number||Color Design|
|Sail Cloth||42 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon|
|Rib Reinforcement||FLEXON® batten system|
|Warranty||3 years / 250 Hours (Subject to the stated conditions)|
|Material||Diameter [mm]||Strength [kg]|
|Top ; st top||Super Aramid||1.5||150|
|Bottom A;B||Super Aramid||2.5||450|
|Bottom C;St||Super Aramid||1.9||320|