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LIFT - Apco's first all round purpose built Sports Class reflex wing for wide segment of pilots.

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, but offers unmatched foolproof launch, dream-like handling and safety combined with ease of flying and reassuring comfort that will amaze you each time you take off.

LIFT is the perfect choice for every pilot who wants to enjoy flying long distances with no stress or is just playing around.

LIFT is available in 3 sizes - S, M and L - covering weight range from 75kg -185kg. 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.

Lift :: all round P/M reflex wing :: Certification testing sequence
Lift :: all round P/M reflex wing

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 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
LIFT your spirit...


DESIGN FEATURES


  • SRS® - APCO's exclusive Stall Recovery System for built-in passive safety more »
  • SRS® aided - extremely low speed on take-off and landing more »
  • SRS® Built-in for perfect launch more »
  • HIT valve® equipped on leading edge, APCO unique feature for improved stability more »
  • Flexon® battens system for ultimate durability - pioneered by APCO more »
  • Replaceable trim webbing and camet buckle long-lasting trouble-free service more »
  • Tip steering for high speed operation
  • Great drag reduction - almost 100m. less lines - advanced 3 row bottom line construction
  • Minimal drag, embedded hook-in point for unprecedented drag reduction, APCO exclusive.
  • Advance diagonal rib structure
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
  • Split A risers with built-in safe and wide 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
  • Extremely easy inflation, launch and landing
  • Universal riser + accelerator and trimmers to fit any paramotor frame
  • New color design - fresh and attractive

Flexon battens® , HIT Valves ® ,SRS® and embedded hook-in point are exclusive APCO innovations, often imitated, never matched!!



TECHNICAL DATA


  Small Medium Large
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) free flight[kg] 70-100 85-120 110-140
Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor unit) [kg] 75-140* 100-165* 125-185*
Canopy Weight [kg] 5.9 6.5 7.1
Root Cord 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 Lines [m] 271 300 326
* Higher wing loading advised when flying trike.



CERTIFICATION


Size  
Lift S DGAC certification
LIFT EAPR flight test protocol
Lift M DGAC certification
LIFT EAPR flight test protocol
Approved for schooling (on neutral / leveled trim setting)
Lift L DGAC certification
LIFT EAPR flight test protocol
Approved for schooling (on neutral / leveled trim setting)


The LIFT has been thoroughly tested by us, here in our facility, and we have complete confidence in the wing.




PERFORMANCE


V-min [km/h]   21
V-trim [km/h]   36-39
V-trim off [km/h]   48-50
V-max [km/h]   62+
Min Sink [m/s] at optimal wing loading  less than 1.1 m/sec



COLOR OPTIONS


Color design


CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS


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.

Fabric  
Sail Cloth 42 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon - hybrid construction
L/E Reinforcement FLEXON® batten system
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours


  Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top Dyneema 1.0 90
Mid/Stabilo Superaramide 1.2 120
Bottom (A3/A5/B3/B5) Superaramide 1.8 230
Bottom (A1/B1) Superaramide 1.9 320
Bottom (C/D) Superaramide 1.5 150
Brakes Cascade/ St. Top Dyneema 1.1 95
Steering Line Polyester 2.0 85

Optional, LIFT can be supplied in light clinch bag (instead of paragliding carry bag)

Optional, LIFT can be supplied with Wonder Bar (upon request)




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.


Carabiners:
To get more information view our paragliding accessories page »


14KIT: Lower Tip Steering Kit
Additional magnet position for easier reach of the brakes when using High Hook-in points set up.


50012: Custom Logo
Customise your glider by adding a personal or company logo.


43135: Wonder Bar
Speed bar with handsfree operation!


42458: Clinch Bag with Carry Straps / Converts into Backpack
Durable, Comfortable. Large Carry Bag for Quick packing of all your equipment. Holds unfolded glider, Harness, Helmet, etc.


42459: Light Clinch Bag
Durable, Comfortable.Made from LightRipstop material. Large Carry Bag for Quick packing of all your equipment. Holds unfolded glider, Harness, Helmet, etc. easily and quick.






The Lift comes in an ergonomic rucksack incl. an inner stuff bag, compression strap, spares kit, owner's manual and an industry first 3 yr/250 hr warranty - all as standard.

The right to change prices, specifications or equipment at any time without notice is reserved