Apco has released the all new wing for PPC - the Powerwing MK IV, representing a third generation in rectangular wing design (form Apco). It is a logical evolution of the previous MK II design which was well accepted by PPC pilots. MK IV has even better handling and stability with a more coordinated turn and improved rigidity in the air, making flying more comfortable and reasuring. The wing still has the classic rectangular look and retains all the parameters and features of previous Apco powerwings.
Every pilot stepping aboard will immediately feel at home, having the extra reasuring feeling of MK IV.
Apco's Powerwings are the only PPC wings available on the market today wich is approved by world aviation standards. Apco's Powerwing was tested by ACPULS (AFNOR) in France, and passed both the shock and static strenght load tests! (Click here for more Details and Photos).
1998 - Apco PW 500 was Grand Champion in the US National NAPPF Competition, piloted by Mike Harmening.
1999 - Apco PW 550 was Grand Champion in the US National NAPPF Competition, piloted by Butch Mood.
1999 - Apco PW 550 was Engine out Competition Winner Piloted by Butch Mood.
2004 - Apco PW 550 was World PPC Championship 1st Place Winner Piloted by Clyde Poser.
2004 - Apco PW 550 was World PPC Championship 2nd Place Winner Piloted by Jeff Jensen.
|Power Wing Technical Data|
|Size (Area in square feet)||400||450||500||550|
|Area m2(excluding Stabilizer)||36.1||39.9||43.1||46.5|
|Area (projected) m2||31.3||33.8||36.6||39.9|
|Span (not incl. Stabiliser) m||10.50||10.50||10.92||11.76|
|Span (projected) m||9.10||8.90||9.26||10.10|
|Aspect Ratio (projected)||2.64||2.34||2.34||2.56|
|Minimum gross weight* (payload weight in kg)||180Kg||220Kg||250Kg||275Kg|
|Optimum gross weight* (payload weight in kg)||208Kg||265Kg||320Kg||345Kg|
|Maximum gross weight* (payload weight in kg)||230Kg||300Kg||375Kg||400Kg|
|Total Lift Capacity of Wing||750Ibs||850Ibs||1000Ibs||1100Ibs|
|Load Tested: Max Load with no structural Damage||5500Ibs||5500Ibs||5500Ibs||5500Ibs|
|Weight of Canopy Kg||8||9||10||11|
|Root Cord m||3.44||3.80||3.95||3.95|
|*Maximum gross weight (payload):
This includes the Pilots, Fuel, Canopy, Frame and accessories.
|Power Wing Performance Data|
|Min Sink (at optimum wing loading)||1.8m/s|
|Apco Standard Color Options|
The Standard colors (above) are available on shorter delivery times.
You can design your own chute by choosing colors for each panel of your chute from our standard range of colors described below.
Such special color orders take more time to deliver.
Additional colors available upon request.
When ordering please use the color number.
Follow this link to the Special Color Order Form.
Please Note: Due to the limitations of, and differences that occur when using this media, the Colors displayed may differ from actual colors.
Colors no. 4, 10, 14 are more sensitive to UV rays than other colors from our range due to the fluorescent pigment in the dyestuff of the fabric. Avoid choosing them if your chute will be intensively used on high elevation and/or southern areas with a lot of sun exposure.
Adevertizing and Sponsors Logo's can be added to customize your wing as desired.
|Power Wing Certification|
The Power Wing Static Load Test
The Apco Powerwing is the only PPC wing available on the market today wich is approved by world aviation standards.
Apco's Powerwing was tested by ACPULS (AFNOR) in France, and passed both the shock and static strenght load tests!
Click here to view the Certificate from Afnor, or view the Load Test Graph with this link.
|Power Wing Construction and Materials|
|Top and Safety||Dyneema||2.3mm||200kg|
|Lower (PW400)||Super Aramid||2.2mm||220kg|
|Brake Cascades||Super Aramid||1.7mm||155kg|
|Sail Cloth||46gr/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon|
|Rib Reinforcement||180gr/m2 Mylar (Trilam)|
|Warranty||3 Years / 250 hours|
|As with all Apco Powered Parachute Wings, The PW Range is suplied standard with a robust carry bag, Line/Riser protection sleeves, and a Manual.|