The new Thrust HP project mission was to improve the already popular Thrust HP into an even greater wing.
The Thrust HP has claimed many fans worldwide and was received exceptionally well by pilots and media. It is indeed our best paramotor wing - and now even better!!
Improvements are based on accumulated pilot feedback.
The new HP shares the philosophy of THRUST HP, but has incorporated new cutting edge materials and the latest technological innovations to make it a better performing, longer lasting, easier handling, lighter and safer wing.
Thrust HP combines the advantages of the Thrust at low speeds with the latest Reflex profile technology in high speeds to yield a specialized paramotor wing that would offer true high performance yet retain the friendliness and safety of the Thrust.
The Thrust HP employs a unique patent-pending Automatic Stall Recovery System (SRS) that allows the pilot fly and launch at amazingly low speed despite the high wing loading. It prevents the wing and pilot from stalling at critical angle of attacks and aids in automatic recovery in case of a stall.
New designs features were incorporated into the wing such as New generation
FLEXON ® batten system, new lightweight cloth and stabilo steering examplify APCO's uncompromising attention to detail. The Thrust HP is a versatile high performance paramotor wing for pilots who wish to stretch their flight envelope and keep their smile in the air.
THRUST HP is now made from the new lightweight Gelvenor siliconised cloth, shedding 500gr. of its weight.
New, sophisticated FLEXON® batten system incorporated (see below) - replacing mylar reinforcement on L/E - which saves another 300gr from the weight of the glider.
Thrust HP is now lighter by almost one kilo, thanks to the new cloth and sophisticated FLEXON® system -making it one of the lightest wings in its Class - incredible 5.4kg for S and 5.8kg for M. Now it is an even safer and easier launching wing.
New FLEXON® batten system is virtually indestructable and will guarantee evenly excellent launch and performance over the lifespan of the glider
THRUST HP now the no.1 easiest launching, lightest paramotor wing around, without sacrificing any of its legendary durability.
|Area (projected) [m2]||22.2||23.5|
|Span (projected) [m]||9.05||9.35|
|Aspect Ratio (projected)||3.69||3.72|
|Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor unit) [kg]||70-140||100-165|
|Canopy Weight [kg]||5.4||5.8|
|Tip Chord [m]||0.58||0.58|
|Length of Lines on B [m]||6.4||6.6|
|Total Length of Lines [m]||399||407|
In order to prove the safety of Thrust HP , we cooperated with Air Turquoise - official EN certification laboratory to conduct a new ground breaking test sequence for all parameters of safety as a paramotor unit, in addition to standard paragliding certification - the tests confirmed that the reflex hybrid technology of Thrust HP actually improves the safety of the wing on higher speeds or with trimmers released.
During the test, load on A and B risers were measured at different angle of attack at different speeds and it was proved that the load rises on A and B risers with increased speed, making collapses more difficult, contributing to the stability. Click here to view results
|Thrust HP S||New CEN (Additional DGAC certification)|
|Thrust HP M||Paramotor AFNOR / CEN (Additional DGAC certification)|
|V-trim off [km/h]||45-47|
|Min Sink [m/s] at
optimal wing loading
|Option Number||Color Design|
|Sail Cloth||42 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon|
|L/E Reinforcement||FLEXON® batten system|
|Warranty||3 years / 250 Hours|
|Material||Diameter [Ømm]||Strength [kg]|
|Middle||Superaramide||1.2/ 1.8||110/ 20|
|Bottom||Superaramide||1.8/ 1.9||220/ 320|